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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 and diversity 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.

Economics is a Limited Access major and a STEM program. To be admitted into economics, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C” or better in ECO2013 and ECO2023, be in good standing at FSU, and have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. It is a 39-hour major, including the math and statistics courses, and requires at least a “C minus" in all major coursework. * MAC2233 Business Calculus or MAC2311 Calculus I will be required for admission beginning in Fall 2024. * The economics major is intended to prepare students for entry into graduate schools and professional schools of law, business, economics, and social sciences. Students learn about the critical issues in economics; the tools needed to analyze those issues; and prepare them for entry-level positions in financial, managerial, and administrative areas of the public and private sector. Some of the topics covered include: theory of markets and the price system, the organization of industries, labor supply and its uses, the commercial banking and credit system, government finance, the national income and its production and distribution, economic growth and development, and international trade and finance.

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Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics3-4
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 or higher ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
Statistics (STA2023, STA2122 or STA4321)3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ECO2013 or ECO2023 with C or better
STA2023, STA2122 or STA4321 ( ≥ C minus ) strongly recommended
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Oral Communication Competency3
Elective *(suggested: MAC1140 Pre-calculus)3
Elective *(suggested: MAC1114 Trigonometry)3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete both ECO2013 and ECO 2023 with C or better
Oral Communication Competency strongly recommended (SPC1017, SPC2608)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Core Natural Science4
GE Social Science3
Elective 3
Elective *(Suggested: MAC2311 Calculus I)3-4
Required Milestones: Term 4
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete General Education Requirements
Complete STA2023, STA2122 or STA4321 ( ≥ C minus )
Identify Minor at
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
Economics Core Course 3
Economics course3
Economics course3
Minor course or Economics Core course3
Elective *(Suggested: MAC2312 Calculus II)3-4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Good Academic Standing
Complete One Economics Core Course
Complete Two Economics Elective Courses
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Economics Core Course 3
Economics course3
Minor course or Economics Core course3
Elective *(Suggested: MAC2313 Calculus III)3-5
Elective *(Suggested: MAS3105 Linear Algebra)4
Required Milestones: Term 6
Good Academic standing
Complete Two Economics Core Courses
Complete Three Economics Elective Courses
Request Graduation Check from Registrar
Complete Social Science Grad Check
Complete 20 hrs of 3000/4000 level
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Economics Core Course3
Minor course3
Economics Course3
Elective *(Suggested: Probability)3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Good Academic Standing
Complete Three Economics Core Courses (ECO3431 no later than Term 7)
Complete Four Economics Elective Courses
Complete Diversity Requirement
Complete Oral Competency Requirement
Recommended: Take GRE/ apply for Graduate Study
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Economics Core Course3
Minor course3
Economics Course3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Good Academic Standing
Complete Four Economics Core Courses
Complete Five Economics Elective Courses
Complete Upper Level Writing Requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete Minor

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Bank Examiner, Consultant to business, government, etc., Credit Analyst, Economist, Investment Analyst, Economic Analyst, Loan Officer, Financial Reporter/Analyst, Purchasing Agent, Teacher at a College or Junior College (with further education), Securities Broker, Underwriter, Actuary, Insurance Claim Examiner.

Representative Employers: Banks and Financial Institutions, Large Manufacturing Firms, Insurance Companies, Research Firms, Brokerage Houses, Trade Unions, Governmental Agencies, Business Associations, College and Universities (Ph.D. graduate), Consulting Firms.

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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