Florida Southern College offers several programs that allow students to learn and excel far beyond the classroom, as well as a host of support programs to ensure student success on the path to graduation.
FSC is national leader in engaged learning, an approach that incorporates hands-on experience into each degree program, giving students a taste of daily life in their field and a deeper understanding of the curriculum through real-world application of knowledge. Science students conduct research in the field, side-by-side with professors and present papers at national conferences; theatre and music students take the stage alongside world-renowned guest performers; political science majors spend a semester interning at a senator’s office in Washington, D.C.; and business students analyze problems and present real solutions to executives at major area corporations. Beyond these opportunities, which are a built-in part of the engaged learning experience, each student is guaranteed an internship in his or her field, a crucial step in gathering resume-building experience prior to graduation.
We also guarantee each student a study abroad experience. Once a student has completed four full semesters in good standing, they qualify for Junior Journey, often at no additional cost beyond the usual FSC tuition! Junior Journey trips are hosted by faculty members and designed to take education far beyond the classroom—political science and history students travel to Germany to study the history of WWII and the Holocaust, marine biology students head to the Bahamas to study shark conservation and biology, and theatre students travel to New York City for behind-the-scenes tours of Broadway shows. Each semester offers a host of options to suit a multitude of interests and majors, and each trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The Honors Program offers dynamic and innovative academic options to talented students who seek extraordinary inter-disciplinary learning opportunities. Honors students enjoy collaborative, team-taught courses with exceptional faculty, a series of “supper seminars” that host expert speakers, and specially designated facilities—including classrooms, the Honors Suite, and special housing—which foster an enriching living-learning environment. All honor students receive priority registration and are able to take course overloads without paying additional fees.
To ensure that all our students succeed in their academic journey, we recently launched Academic Fuel, a combination of academic, group, and peer tutoring programs, a writing lab, group study sessions, academic coping programs, and de-stress nights available from the Student Solutions Center. Academic Fuel is designed to help each student stay on top of his or her academic progress from day one. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with students helping each other and celebrating each other’s successes and professional staff to ensure each student is matched with the best support for their needs. Students are encouraged to come early and often to stay ahead of their tougher courses, but the emphasis is kept on maintaining balance between academics and life, and keeping things low-stress.
Florida Southern College courses are taught almost entirely by full-time faculty members, many of whom hold the highest credentials in their field. Our faculty members have chosen to teach at Florida Southern because they value the opportunity to work one-on-one with students. Here, your professor won’t just know your name, he or she will know your and will take an active interest in helping you achieve those goals.
Majors and Degrees Offered
Florida Southern offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs, including highly successful pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-law, pre-physical therapy, pre-theological, pre-engineering, and pre-pharmacy studies programs.
Bachelor’s degree programs are available in accounting, art education, art history, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, biotechnology, business administration, business and free enterprise, chemistry, citrus, communication, computer science, criminology, dance, economics and finance, elementary education, English environmental studies, exercise science, graphic design, healthcare administration, history, humanities, marine biology, mathematics, music, music education, music management, music performance, musical theatre, nursing, philosophy, political communication, political economy, political science, psychology, religion, self-designed major, social sciences, Spanish, sport business management, sports communication and marketing, studio art, technical theatre/design, theatre arts, theatre performance, and youth ministry. Many areas are available as concentrations and interdisciplinary minors are available in advertising design, integrated marketing communications, Latin American studies, pre-law, and women and gender studies.