Advanced Topics

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Advanced Topics

Students work with a faculty adviser to create a unique curriculum that fits their interests. This can be a great option for students who are not sure what they want to study, or who want to explore a variety of subjects. Students can design their own four-course concentration, outside of the ones offered, within the major based on their personal academic and professional pursuits. This unique combination of courses works in concert with other co- and extra-curricular activities, including research experiences, internships, and a wide variety of opportunities in our student organizations. Advanced Topics offers the student the flexibility in curriculum choices to grow with their changing interests as they look forward to graduation, graduate school, and their professional endeavors.


Benefits of a Unique Concentration

  • Students who design their own concentration have the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at their interests and to explore a wider range of subjects than in a traditional limited traditional major. This can lead to a deeper understanding of the subject matter and to a more well-rounded education.

  • Designing your own concentration can be a great way to develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills. It can also help you to develop your communication and interpersonal skills. These are all important skills that will be valuable in your future career.

  • Designing your own major can give you a competitive edge in the job market. Employers are looking for graduates who are able to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Designing your own concentration shows that you have these skills and that you are a self-motivated learner.

  • Designing your own concentration can help you to develop your intellectual curiosity and to learn how to think for yourself. It can also help you to develop your own unique perspective on the world.

  • Designing your own concentration can give you the opportunity to network with faculty, staff, and other students who share your interests. This can help you to find mentors, get involved in research, and learn about different career opportunities.



  Transfer Credits

  • Whether this is your first time in college after high school or you are transferring from another college to finish your bachelor’s degree, we understand that one of your top priorities is to learn how your past credit will apply to your Florida Poly degree.
  • Submit Official Transcripts and Test Scores: All official transcripts and test score reports must be sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. If a transcript is sent while a term is in progress, students are required to send another official copy once final grades are available. This is to include final transcripts reflecting high school, associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degrees earned at a prior school.
  • Transfer Credit Evaluations: After a student has been admitted, transfer credit evaluations are completed by the Registrar’s Office to determine which courses taken outside of Florida Poly are applicable to the student’s selected program of study. Exam credit (AICE, AP, CLEP, and IB) is also evaluated for applicability at this time.
  • Grades accepted for college transfer credit: Florida Poly requires a student to earn a minimum of C or higher (a grade of C- (minus) does not meet the minimum grade requirement), to be transferrable and applicable to their degree. If an institution uses Pass/Fail grading, passed coursework equivalent to a C or higher (as indicated by the transfer institution) will be considered transferable.

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