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Academic Program Guide


Exploratory


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

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. To graduate on time, you need to make sure you have achieved or surpassed these milestones by the end of each term. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term and may use categories of courses such as GE History for a General Education History course. The General Education requiremens and elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements, unless your program meets these requirements with major courses.

The Exploratory map is designed for students who are not yet ready to select a specific departmental major. Students in Exploratory will receive additional information, assistance, and support from a staff of experienced academic advisors housed within The Advising First Center for Exploratory Students (http://advisingfirst.fsu.edu/exploratory). This Center offers specialized services to effectively guide students and regulate their progress until a departmental major is selected. Academic advisors working with Exploratory students utilize a set of comprehensive and tangible tools that have been established to help students progress in the major selection process. The "STEPS Program" (an acronym for "Students Taking Exploratory Paths to Success") encompasses a developmental academic advising approach involving specific “steps” to move students forward. To progress through the STEPS program, students must attend an introductory ‘Nole Call’ meeting with their assigned advisor (Term 1), and complete the ‘Nole Pass’ action items (Term 2). In addition, students are also required to meet with their assigned advisor each term to develop a course schedule for the next semester that simultaneously meets academic requirements and allows students to sample courses in potential majors. It is expected that students will be active participants in their major selection process and attend the workshops and special events co-sponsored by the FSU Career Center and the Advising First Center for Exploratory Students.

Please note that academic advising for Exploratory students is mandatory. It is our expectation that by fully engaging in the advising process, students will be able to move from Exploratory into a departmental major by Term 3. To contact the Advising First Center for Exploratory Students, please call (850) 645-2847 or visit Room G002 Johnston Building (WJB).

Mapping Coordinator: Michael Hart
Email: mhart@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition or higher English3
1st GE Mathematics (Appropriate Math determined at advising)3
GE History/Humanities/Ethics3
GE Natural Science with Lab/Social Science3-4
Course for major exploration3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Nole Call advising session
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (Appropriate course determined at advising)3
GE History/Humanities/Ethics3
GE Natural Science with Lab/Social Science3-4
Course for major exploration3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete mandatory advising session
Term 3 hrs
GE History/Humanities/Ethics3
GE Natural Science with Lab/Social Science3-4
Multicultural Course3
Computer Literacy/E-Series3
Pre-requisite course for major3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete mandatory advising session
Must change out of Exploratory into a departmental major
Term 4 hrs
Milestones 4
Term 5 hrs
Milestones 5
Term 6 hrs
Milestones 6
Term 7 hrs
Milestones 7
Term 8 hrs
Milestones 8

Employment Information
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: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

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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