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Undergraduate Global Student Success Program: Design & Social Inquiry

Undergraduate GSSP: Design & Social Inquiry is equivalent to the first year of an FAU bachelor's degree in Design & Social Inquiry. It provides the foundation for further study in many areas such as criminal justice, social work and urban design.

Your pathway to Florida Atlantic University

Fees (2017/18)

Program Program Duration Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate GSSP: 2 Semesters

2 semesters

US$20,610

Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters

3 semesters

US$20,610

Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English

3 semesters

US$4,305 (plus cost of Undergraduate GSSP)

Location

Duration

Two or three semesters

Intakes

January, May, August

Program benefits:

  • Florida Atlantic University student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your FAU degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Undergraduate GSSP: 2 Semesters

Undergraduate GSSP 2 semesters - Sample Program*
Semester 1 Course title Credits

UNI 101

 

University Learning Skills

 

-

 

ENC 1101

College Writing I

3

MATH 

Varies by ALEKS Placement Score

3

IFP Elective

Creative Expression

3

IFP Elective

Science and the Natural World

3

IFP Elective

Global Citizenship

3

 

Total semester credits

15

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENC 1102

 

College Writing II

 

3

 

MATH

Varies by ALEKS Placement Score

3

IFP Elective

Society and Human Behavior

3

IFP Elective

Within desired major

3

IFP Elective

Within desired major

3

 

Total semester credits

15

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

30

 

Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters

FAU GSSP 3 semesters - Sample Program*
Semester 1 Course title Credits

UNI 101

 

University Learning Skills

 

-

 

ENC 1101

College Writing I

3

MATH

Varies by ALEKS Placement Score

3

IFP Elective

Society & Human Behavior

3

 

Total semester credits

9

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENG 1102

 

College Writing II

 

3

 

STA 2023

Introductory Statistics

3

IFP Elective

Global Citizenship

3

IFP Elective

Science & Natural World

3

 

Total semester credits

12

Semester 3 Course title Credits

IFP Elective

 

Creative Expression

 

3

 

IFP Elective

Within desired major

3

IFP Elective

Within desired major

3

IFP Elective

 
Within desired major
 
3
 

Total semester credits

12

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

33

IFP Electives 

Foundations of Creative Expression

  • ARH 2000  Art Appreciation
  • PHI 2010   Introduction to Philosophy
  • THE 2000  Appreciation of Theatre

Foundations of Science & the Natural World

  • BSC 1005/L Life Science & Lab
  • CHM 2045/L General Chemistry & Lab I
  • ESC 2000 The Blue Planet

Foundations of Global Citizenship

  • GEA 2000  World Geography
  • INR 2002   Introduction to World Politics
  • LIN 2607   Global Perspectives on Language

Foundations of Society & Human Behavior

  • ANT 2000  Introduction to Anthrology
  • ECO 2013  Macroeconomic Principles
  • PSY 1012  General Psychology
  • SYG 1000  Sociological Perspectives

Program information

Progression requirements:

  • overall GPA of 2.5 in core courses
  • no grade below C-
  • minimum number of credits: 30

*If students do not place into the math or writing course (based on university's assessment scores), an additional semester may be necessary. Courses also subject to change.

Entry to Year 2 at FAU College for Design & Social Inquiry

Majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Management
  • Public Safety Administration
  • Social Work
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Design & Regional Planning

For more information on FAU's College for Design & Social Inquiry visit fau.edu/cdsi

 

*The Graduate GSSP is subject to approval by FAU Faculty Council.
This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
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