Through faculty-guided research, internships, performance, study abroad and other high impact experiences, our academic programs engage students in the classroom and prepare them for competitive careers and graduate and professional programs.
A major represents a degree-seeking student’s primary field of study. A major is a structured plan of study that, at Florida Southern range from around 36 to 48 hours for some programs in the humanities and social sciences to 100 hours or more for some specialized and pre-professional programs. Students may have more than one major at Florida Southern College. The major(s) appear on the official transcript.
A minor represents an optional, secondary field of study for a degree-seeking student. A minor is a structured plan of study usually requiring at least 18 credit hours. Students should work with their academic advisor to discuss plans for adding a minor. The minor appears on the official transcript.
A concentration is a structured plan of study within a major. Declaring a concentration will inform the types of classes you will take to fulfill the requirements for your degree. The number of semester hours for a concentration varies by program and ranges from 12 to 24 semester hours. The concentration appears on the official transcript.
FSC’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise provides relevant interdisciplinary undergraduate education through a number of career paths allowing students to select 12 hours of elective courses based upon their post-graduate/career goals. The career track does not appear on the official transcript.
FSC offers a variety of pre-professional programs of study. Pre-professional indicates a student’s plan to enter a professional school after graduating with their bachelor’s degree. Students planning to go on to a professional school program should consult their advisor on the best undergraduate major to help meet their goals. Our faculty work closely with pre-professional students to ensure their selection of courses and co-curricular activities support their application to competitive programs. The pre-professional area of study does not appear on the official transcript.
Florida Southern College’s schools and divisions manage a wide variety of departments dedicated to providing the most innovative engaged learning curriculum and experiences available in the nation.