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Undergraduate Core Requirements


Effective Date Mar 29, 2018

A common purpose of all undergraduate programs at Florida Tech is to impart an understanding of our current technology-centered civilization and its historical background. All students seeking a bachelor’s degree are therefore required to complete the following core requirements:

Communication (9 credit hours)

Including COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric, COM 1102 Writing About Literature and one additional 3-credit communication course.

Humanities (9 credit hours)

Undergraduate students are required to satisfy each of the following three humanities areas. Not all humanities courses are offered every term; check the current schedule of classes for term offerings. Transfer credit for non-equivalent HUM courses may be substituted for one or both of the humanities requirements listed in this section only if the transferred course is a survey course with content reasonably consistent with the HUM courses listed in this section, including survey courses focusing on different world regions.

Select one of the following 3-credit courses:

Select one of the following 3-credit courses:

Three additional credits from any HU designated course: 

  • 3000- or 4000-level strongly recommended

Mathematics (6 credit hours)

Physical and/or Life Sciences (6 credit hours)

Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

In addition to the 33 credit hours of general education curriculum described above, there is a requirement that all new Melbourne campus students complete the one-credit course, FYE 1000 University Experience, during the first year. New transfer students on the Melbourne campus with 30 or more earned credit hours are not required to complete FYE 1000 and should consult with their academic program chairs or advisors for an appropriate substitution. Florida Tech Online students are required to enroll in ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning during the first term.

Courses listed under more than one prefix or listed as interchangeable (i.e., MAR 2332 Primer for Biomath and MTH 2332 Primer for Biomath; MTH 1001 Calculus 1 and MTH 1010 Honors Calculus 1) may not be repeated for credit under the alternate prefix or interchangeable course name/number.

Core requirements for the associate degree in Florida Tech Online are as described in this catalog for each degree program and include the minimum undergraduate core requirements as described above.