Academic Program Requirements

The prerequisites for each academic program are listed below. Visit the Academic Program Guide for each major linked below for a detailed breakdown of each program.

African American Studies  

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree. 

Asian Studies

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Strongly recommend completing foreign language through intermediate level. 

Economics (Limited Access Major)  

  • Minimum 2.5 All-Work-Attempted GPA – If you would like to calculate your GPA, you may use the FSU GPA calculator. Be sure to include all college level course work taken after earning the high school diploma, even if the grades are D or F. 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO x013) with a C grade or better 
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO x023) with a C grade or better 
  • College Algebra or Higher (MAC x105) with a C minus grade or better 
  • A 2000 level Statistics (strongly recommended but NOT required for admissions; C minus or better) 
  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree. 

Environment and Society 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Must complete either General Biology I and Lab (BSC x010 and BSC x010L) or General Chemistry I and Lab (CHM x045 and CHM x045L) for admissions. 
  • Must complete either Environmental Science (GEO x330) or Physical Geography (GEO x200C) for admissions.  

Geography 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Strongly recommend completing at least one Geography course, but it is NOT required for admissions. 

Interdisciplinary Social Science, ISS 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • 2 courses from approved departments (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, and Urban and Regional Planning). 
  • If you are applying to the ISS online/distance learning program, it is strongly recommended that you complete Oral Communications and Computer Competency prior to applying 

International Affairs 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree. 
  • Strongly recommend completing foreign language through intermediate level. 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Strongly recommend completing foreign language through intermediate level. 

Political Science 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Must complete American Government (POS x041) and 3 hours of additional Political Science coursework (course prefixes of POS, CPO, or INR) with grades of C minus or better. 

Public Health 

  • This major is a social science, policy based major. It is not a STEM or pre-health or pre-med major.  
  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree. 
  • A 2000 level Statistics (strongly recommended but NOT required for admissions; C minus or better) 

Russian and Eastern European Studies 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree. 
  • Strongly recommend completing foreign language through intermediate level. 

Sociology 

  • Complete Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  
  • Must complete 2 sociology courses with C minus grades or better.