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Undergraduate Global Student Success Program: Science

Undergraduate GSSP: Science is equivalent to the first year of an FAU bachelor's degree in Science. It provides the foundation for further study in many areas such as marine biology, neuroscience, geography and psychology and exercise science.

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
  • Earn 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

ESC 2000

The Blue Planet

3

 

Total semester credits

9

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENG 1102

 

College Writing II

 

3

 

BSC 1005/L

Life Science

3

IFP Elective

Global Citizenship

3

IFP Elective

Society & Human Behavior

3

 

Total semester credits

12

Semester 3 Course title Credits

IFP Elective

 

Creative Expression

 

3

 

CHM 2045/L

General Chemistry & Lab I

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 Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Majors

  • Biology
    • Biology-Animal Behavior
    • Biology-Marine Biology
    • Biology-Molecular, Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Biology-Ecology and Organismic Biology
    • Biology-Pre-med/Pre-professional
    • Biology-Neuroscience
    • Biology-Zoology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geosciences
    • Earth & Space Science
    • Environmental & Physical Resource Analysis
    • Geographic Information Science
    • International, Regional & Urban Studies
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology

For more information on FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science visit science.fau.edu

*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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