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Academic Program Guide


Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences: Health Management, Policy and Information


Academic MAP (Effective Fall 2016 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. 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.

This major prepares students to be competitive applicants to health professions schools or for entry into the health field. The rigorous science core and the experiences in healthcare venues and clinics prepare students for entry into a post-baccalaureate health training. The Health Management, Policy, & Information major works best if you can start in the highest math for which you have completed the prerequisites and take CHM1045 and Lab General Chemistry I as soon as possible. STA2122 Intro to Applied Statistics is recommended for those students who are placed in a math class higher than MAC1105 College Algebra and who still need to satisfy their 2nd Quantitative & Logical Thinking liberal studies requirement. Students wishing to take the MCAT should plan on taking summer classes and have all the required coursework completed at the end of term 6, otherwise should plan for a "gap" year after graduation. Students should be meeting with the pre-health/pre-med advisors about any professional health school requirements.

Mapping Coordinator: Maribel Amwake
Email: maribel.amwake@med.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher3
BSC2010 Biological Science I and Lab4
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
IHS2121 #1 Intro to Explorations in Medical Sciences Seminar 1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC 1101 ( ≥C minus)
IHS2121 (1st of 2, waived for transfer students) (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and Lab 4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry or MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 2-3
BSC2011 Biological Science II and Lab4
Milestones 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 or higher math ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
Complete 64 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 3 hrs
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and Lab4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry or MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra or higher math2-3
GE course3
GE course3
IHS2121 #2 Intro to Explorations in Medical Sciences Seminar 1
Milestones 3
Complete CHM 1045 & Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete MAC1140 or higher math (≥C minus)
IHS2121 (2nd of 2, waived for transfer students) (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 4 hrs
CHM3120 Analytical Chemistry and Lab4
GE course3
GE course3
GE course3
GE course3
Milestones 4
Complete CHM1046 & Lab (≥C minus)
Complete MAC1114 or higher math (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
Complete 128 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 5 hrs
CHM3217 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry I (preferred) or CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
PHY2053C College Physics A 4
Major Focus Option Elective4
Major Elective4
IHS3931 A Enquiry in Research/Field Experiences Seminar or IHS3122 Intro to Medical Sciences 1
Milestones 5
Complete BSC2011 & Lab (≥C minus)
Complete one (1) focus option elective (≥C minus)
IHS3931 (1st of 3) or IHS3122 (transfer students only) (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 6 hrs
CHM3218 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry II (preferred) or CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab 3
PHY2054C College Physics B 4
Major Focus Option Elective3
IHS3931 B Enquiry in Research/Field Experiences Seminar 1
Milestones 6
Complete CHM3120 & Lab (≥C minus)
IHS3931 (2nd of 3) (≥C minus)
Complete two (2) focus option electives (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms
Complete 192 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
If ready, take MCAT in May/June
Term 7 hrs
Major Focus Option Elective3
Major Focus Option Elective3
Major Elective3
Major Elective3
GE Course3
IHS3931 C Enquiry in Research/Field Experiences Seminar 1
Milestones 7
Complete PHY2053C (≥C minus)
Complete one of the following sequence CHM3217 & CHM3218 (preferred) (≥C minus) or CHM2210, CHM2211, & BCH4053 (≥C minus)
Complete three (3) focus option electives (≥C minus)
IHS3931 (3rd of 3) (≥C minus)
Complete all EL forms
2.00 GPA or higher
Pre-Graduation Check
Summer hrs
If ready, begin applying for professional health schools in June/July
Term 8 hrs
IHS4901 Medical Sciences Capstone 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete 256 Experiential Learning Hours
Complete all EL Forms
2.00 GPA or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Hospital administration, Health Care Management, IT/Informatics, Medical Interpreter, Health Services Administration, Human Services Administration, Human Resources Management, Medical Secretary, Risk Manager, Health Information Tech, Lawyer, Insurance Policy Clerk, Lobbyist, Medical Billing, State and Federal Programs, Insurance Adjuster, Health Research Assistant, Health Care Administrator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Informatics Coordinator, Health Science Writer.

Representative Employers: Hospitals, Clinics, Assisted Living and Extended Living Facilities, Lobbyists, Public Health Offices, Healthcare Organizations, Federal, State, and Non-profit Organizations.

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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