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Academic Program Guide


Social Science, Interdisciplinary


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.

The Interdisciplinary Social Science major consists of 42 hours from 3 participating departments with 21 of those hours at the 3000/4000 level. The participating departments include: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, and Urban and Regional Planning.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford
Email: LStafford@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE History3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
FSU GPA 2.00 or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
1st GE Mathematics 3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practices3
GE Natural Science3
Elective3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
FSU GPA 2.00 or higher
Term 3 hrs
GE Social Science3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Ethics3
Diversity/Multicultural Requirement3
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 3 hours from participating Social Science departments
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
FSU GPA 2.00 or higher
Term 4 hrs
Primary Department Course3
Secondary Department Course3
Oral Communication Competency Course3
GE Natural Science 3
Diversity/Multicultural Requirement3
Milestones 4
Complete 6 hours from participating Social Science departments
Complete 6 additional hours from participating Social Science departments (strongly recommended)
Oral Communication Competency: strongly recommended (SPC1017, SPC2608)
Computer Fluency: strongly recommended (CGS 2060, CGS 2100)
FSU GPA 2.00 or higher
Term 5 hrs
ISS 3923 Interdisciplinary Forum0
Primary Department Course3
Secondary Department Course 3
Remaining Department Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 5
Complete ISS 3923 Interdisciplinary Forum
Complete 15 hours from at least 2 Participation Social Science Departments
FSU & Major GPA both a 2.00 or higher
Term 6 hrs
Primary Department Course3
Secondary Department Course3
Remaining Department Course3
GE Natural Science Course with Lab4
Elective3
Milestones 6
Declare Primary and Secondary Concentration
Complete 24 hours from at least 3 Participating Social Science Departments
Need at least 6 hours in Primary Concentration
Need at least 6 hours in Secondary Concentration
FSU & Major GPA both a 2.00 or higher
Term 7 hrs
ISS4304 Contemporary Social Problems & Policy Solutions3
Primary Department Course3
Secondary Department Course3
Upper Division Writing Course3
Elective1-3
Milestones 7
Complete ISS4304 Contemporary Social Problems & Policy Solutions
Complete an additional 30 hours from at least 3 different Participating Social Science Departments
Need at least 9 hours in Primary Concentration
Need at least 9 hours in Secondary Concentration
FSU & Major GPA both a 2.00 or higher
Term 8 hrs
Primary Department Course3
Remaining Department Course3
Remaining Department Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete all Degree Requirements
Apply for graduation within the 1st three weeks of Semester
FSU & Major GPA both a 2.00 or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Social Studies Teacher, Management Trainee, Legislative Aid/Analyst, Research Analyst, Probation Officer, Public Administrator, Assistant Planner, Federal Service Worker, Agencies and government

Representative Employers: Public School Systems, Federal Agencies, City Planning Departments, Large Corporations, County Planning Departments, State Agencies (Examples: Division of Youth Services, Div. of Family Services, Dept. of Natural Resources).

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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