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Academic Program Guide

Physical Science

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. 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.

This schedule assumes that you have credit for MAC1105 College Algebra.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab 4
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
Foreign Language I4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab 4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
GE Core 3
Foreign Language II4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
GE Core3
Foreign Language III4
Additional Physical Science approved course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY2048C General Physics A5
GE course3
Additional Physical Science approved course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
PHY2049C General Physics B5
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PHY2049C ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Oral Communication Competency3
PHY3101 Intermediate Modern Physics3
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete PHY3101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Scholarship in Practice
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in the 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Radiation Safety Officer, High School Teacher, Scientific Sales Representative, Environmental Scientist, Computer Systems Analyst, Consultant, Technical Writer.

Representative Employers: Hospitals, Community Colleges, Manufacturers, School Boards, Utility Companies, Research and Development Firms, Electronic Firms, Governmental Agencies, Petroleum Companies, Engineering 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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