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FYE Summer Academy Tracks

Track 1: Agriculture and Society

This track will introduce students to the relationship between complex agricultural systems and modern societal factors. Students will be exposed to a broad variety of enriched learning experiences provided through our degree program options.

Classes:

AGG 2004 Introduction to Agriculture Science

SLS 1101 First Year Experience

AMH 2091 African American History


Track 2: Future Educators

Students are introduced to career opportunities in the field of education.

Classes:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education

HSC 1100 Health Modern Living

AMH 2091 African American History


Track 3: Engineering Exploration – for students admitted to the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Students are introduced to the engineering profession and program curricula at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering through this track. Upon completion of this track, students will be able to: collaborate with classmates; effectively communicate engineering concepts through written documents and oral presentations; and develop foundational math skills relevant to engineering.

Classes:

EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

AMH 2091 African American History


Track 4: Social Justice

This track introduces students to social justice through the lens of African American History.

Classes:

AMH 2091 African American History

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 5: Creativity in the Arts

This track introduces students to basic theories and techniques of either theatre or visual arts.

Classes:

SLS 1101 First Year Experience

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

One of the following courses

THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre

ARH 2000 Art Appreciation

MUL 2010 Music Appreciation


Track 6: Fundamentals in Behavioral Sciences

This track introduces students to various majors and careers in the behavioral sciences, such as, psychology, sociology and social work.

Classes:

SLS 1101 First Year Experience

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

One of the following courses

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology

AMH 2020 US History: 1865 to present

PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology


Track 7a: STEM Exploration (math intensive)

Students are introduced critical thinking, growth mindset and mathematical skills necessary for success in majors in the College of Science and Technology. In this track, students will take a mathematics course designed to prepare students for math intensive disciplines within the college.

Classes:

ISC 1058 Scientist Life Skills

MAC 1105 College Algebra or

MAC 1114 Trigonometric Functions

SPC 2608 Public Speaking


Track 7b: STEM Exploration (non-math intensive)

Students are introduced critical thinking, growth mindset and mathematical skills necessary for success in majors in the College of Science and Technology. In this track, students will take a mathematics course designed to prepare students for the ALEKS Math Placement test required for all incoming first year students.

Classes:

SLS 1101 First Year Experience

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra


Track 8a: Health Sciences Exploration (Health Sciences Track)

Students will examine health sciences through principles of evidence-based programs and tools including health communications, informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, policy, law and ethics.

Classes:

HSC 2000 Health Science Profession Systems

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 8b: Health Sciences Exploration (Cardiopulmonary Science, Health Care Management, and Health Informatics Track)

Students will examine health sciences through principles of evidence-based programs and tools including health communications, informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, policy, law and ethics.

Classes:

HSC 2000 Health Science Profession Systems

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SPC 2608 Public Speaking


Track 9: Architecture and Engineering Technology Exploration

This track will provide an enlightened and enriched academic and student-centered environment for students who are ready to prepare to serve as leaders and contributors within the fields of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

Classes:

ARC 1003 Orientation to Architecture or

EGS 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology

AMH 2091 African American History

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II


Track 10: Fundamentals in Business

Students will examine the fundamental concepts of business and industry, including management, marketing, accounting, and finance. In this track, you will investigate the forces of business that operate in today’s society.

Classes:

GEB 1440 Fundamental Concepts

MAN 2543 Introduction to Business Systems

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 11: Professional Communicators

Learning to communicate well is an essential skill in all professions. In the 21st century, we are bombarded with technological influences in how we communicate. In this track, students will examine the implications of speech and technology in academic settings, social media, and the public square while enhancing their professional communication skills.

Classes:

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SPC 2608 Public Speaking

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 12: Nursing Exploration

This track will connect first year interested in nursing with their peers, nursing faculty and the College of Nursing

Classes:

MAC 1105 College Algebra

PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 13: Career Exploration

This track will allow undecided students to explore various majors and careers in addition to acclimating to college life.

Classes:

AMH 2020 US History: 1865 to present

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 14: MENtor Collective

This track introduces first year undecided male students to the University in a structured learning environment. This track is designed to assist in the emotional and academic development of students that focuses on self-esteem, identity development, leadership, resiliency, and professional development.

Classes:

AMH 2020 US History: 1865 to present

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SLS 1101 First Year Experience


Track 15: Women LEAD

Students will examine the University through the lens of leadership and collaboration. This track is designed to help first-year female students connect and build a community with other women.

Classes:

AMH 2020 US History: 1865 to present

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I or

ENC 1102 Freshmen Communicative Skills II

SLS 1101 First Year Experience

 

Program Benefits

You also get to avoid the lines in the fall to get some key credentials:

· Digital Rattler Card

· Academic Advising session to complete fall class schedule

· Parent and Student Welcome Session

· Peer mentor and academic coach assignment

Estimated Tuition Costs

Florida Resident $151.78 per credit hour

Non-Florida Resident $549.80 per credit hour Other fees apply. For a comprehensive listing, please visit Office of Student Accounts.

Is Financial Aid Available?

FYE Summer Academy students interested in receiving consideration for financial aid must complete the 2020–21 FAFSA form in addition to the 2021–22 FAFSA form associated with the upcoming academic year. You may download a free FAFSA application. Both forms must be completed by June 30, 2021. Students who have completed the FAFSA application may be eligible for additional support, please complete the Additional Financial Assistance form.

To obtain in-depth guidance and information about your individual financial aid outlook please contact your financial aid representative listed on the Office of Financial Aid’s website.

How to Apply

All students who have admitted for Summer or Fall 2021 may apply for the FYE Summer Academy. Please join us for one of our Pre-Arrival Sessions to learn more about this opportunity. The deadline for applying for the program is April 30th. Please click here to apply.