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Academic Program Guide


Physical Science


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

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp
Email: scamp@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab or CHM1050 Honors General Chemistry I and CHM1050 Lab 4
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
Foreign Language I3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab or CHM1051 Honors General Chemistry II and CHM1051 Lab 4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry2
Foreign Language II4
GE Core Social Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language III4
Additional Physical Science approved course3
Milestones 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 & CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Term 4 hrs
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY2048C General Physics A5
GE Social Science3
Additional Physical Science approved course3
Milestones 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete E-Series course
Term 5 hrs
PHY2049C General Physics B5
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
GE History3
Milestones 5
Complete PHY2049C ( ≥ C minus )
Term 6 hrs
Oral Communication Competency3
PHY3101 Intermediate Modern Physics3
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice
Term 7 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete CHM1046 & CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Term 8 hrs
Additional Physical Science approved courses6
Electives9
Milestones 8
Apply for graduation in the 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Health Physicist, Chemical Physicist, Radiation Safety Officer, Community College Teacher, Biophysicist, High School Teacher, Geophysicist, Scientific Sales Representative, Environmental Scientist, Computer Systems Analyst, Consultant, Technical Writer, Nuclear Technician.

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: 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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