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Academic Program Guide

Computer Programming and Applications (BA)

Academic MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

**Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. However, it is available via Online/Distance Learning to all FSU students via the Panama City, FL campus.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area, lab, and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC 1101 ( ≥C minus)
Complete MAC 1105 or higher math ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥C minus )
Complete MAC 1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Recommend GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
COP3363 Introduction to C++ for majors or COP3014 Programming I3
COP3353 Intro to UNIX (if COP 3014 is taken instead of COP3363)1
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
GE Ethics3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Recommend Minimum GPA ≥ 2.65
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
MAC2311 Calculus I 4
CS Elective 3
GE Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC 2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Recommend Overall GPA ≥ 2.65
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
COP 3330 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Generic Programming I3
MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics I3
Foreign Language I4
Minor Course 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete COP 3014 or COP 3363 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Recommend Overall GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
CDA 3100 Computer Organization I3
CS Elective 3
Foreign Language II4
Minor Course 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete COP 3330 ( ≥ C minus )
Recommend Overall GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
COP 4530 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Generic Programming II3
CS Elective 3
CS Elective 3
Foreign Language III4
Required Milestones: Term 7
Pre-Graduation Check
Recommend Overall GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
CEN 4020 Software Engineering I3
CEN 4090L Software Eng. Capstone3
CS Elective 3
CS Elective 3
CS Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Recommend Overall GPA ≥ 2.50

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Programmer (Scientific, Business, Systems), Technical Writer, Systems Analyst, Operations-Research analyst, Software Engineer, Webmaster, Teacher of High School, Technical support Representative, Manager, Data Processing System Manager, Network Administrator, Sales Representative for Computer or Software Manufacturers.

Representative Employers: Computer Firms, High Schools, Colleges and Universities, Financial Firms, Private Industry, Governmental Agencies.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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