We’re A Bit Obsessed With Making You Transfer Ready.
For These Majors, Planning Really Matters.

Some FIU majors are designated Limited Access, which means they have a limited number of “seats” and/or more competitive admission requirements, such as a higher cumulative GPA than FIUs 2.0 general transfer GPA, an entrance exam, audition, portfolio, or separate application (in addition to FIUs admission application). Knowing exactly what’s required to be considered for entry into these majors will help you plan ahead. We suggest you develop an academic plan, a timeline, and meet with your college advisor every term to discuss progress.

Transfer students are expected to have earned an AA degree from a FL public college/university or completed FIUs University Core Curriculum (UCC). All prerequisite courses must also be completed.
Minimum GPA requirements included in the majors below are cumulative, which means that all grades are combined in the calculation. Some majors also require a minimum GPA in prerequisite courses.

Accounting

Architecture

Majors Architecture (Graduate Program)
Interior Architecture (Graduate Program)
Landscape Architecture (Graduate Program)
GPA 3.0 minimum
Additional Requirements
  • Portfolio of creative work
  • Completion of all design prerequisite courses
    (grade “C” or better)
  • In addition to submitting FIUs (transfer) admissions application, students must submit the GetAcceptd application. A link to GetAcceptd for each program is included in the application process below.

Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements

Interior Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements

Landscape Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements

Application Deadline January 15th each year
Contact the department about submitting after the deadline
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Business Administration

Majors Business Analytics
Finance
Human Resources Management
International Business
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Real Estate
GPA 2.5 minimum and 
2.5 minimum in prerequisite courses
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Communication

Majors Advertising
Public Relations
GPA 2.85 minimum
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Computer Science

Majors Computer Science (BS)
Note: The Computer Science (BA) is not limited access
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements
  • Must be Calculus I ready or completed Calculus I or higher

To Be Calculus I Ready: Complete MAC 1147 (Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry) or MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry). Transfer courses and credit-by-exam may be used. A grade of “C” or better required in all math courses.

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Dietetics and Nutrition

GPA 2.70 minimum
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite science courses:
    BSC 1010/L, CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L, HUN 2201
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Education

Majors Art Education
Biology Education
Chemical Education
Early Childhood Education*
Earth Science Education
Elementary Education
English Education
Exceptional Student Education
Mathematics Education
Physical Education*
Physics Education
Recreation and Sport Management*
Social Science Education:
  –Geography, History, and Political Science available
GPA 2.5 minimum
Entry Exam
  • Pass the General Knowledge Test (GK)

Note: The GK is required for all teacher preparation programs;
it is not required for the following non-teacher certification programs: Early Childhood Education-Development Track, Physical Education-Sport and Fitness Studies Track, and Recreation and Sport Management.

Register to take the GK: http://fl.nesinc.com/

Additional Requirements Completion of all prerequisite courses
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Engineering

Majors Biomedical Engineering*
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environment Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
*2.5 minimum in all prerequisite courses combined
Additional Requirements
  • Must be Calculus I ready or completed Calculus I or higher

To Be Calculus I Ready: Complete MAC 1147 (Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry) or MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry). Transfer courses and credit-by-exam may be used. A grade of “C” or better required in all math courses.

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Fine Arts

Majors Fine Arts/Art: (artistic expression)
Art: (teaching, working in galleries/museums)
Art History
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements
  • Portfolio of creative work

Note: Faculty and administrators are in the process of updating their admissions criteria, including the portfolio requirement.
For more information, please contact Fine Arts Advising.

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Health Services Administration

GPA 2.5 minimum
Additional Requirements
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Hospitality & Tourism Management

Majors Beverage Management
Culinary Management
Event Management
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Lodging Management
Restaurant/Foodservice Management
Travel & Tourism Management
GPA 2.25 minimum
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Journalism & Media

Majors Broadcast Media
Digital Media Studies
Journalism
GPA 2.85 minimum
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Music

Majors Composition
Instrumental Performance
Jazz Performance
Music Business
Music Education
Music Technology
Organ Performance
Piano Performance
Vocal Performance
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements

An audition is also required for Music Business due to its comprehensive nature, which includes applied lessons and ensembles at a level of proficiency beyond those of beginners. The School of Music does not offer beginner level lessons.

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Nursing (BSN Generic)

GPA 3.25 minimum
(Average GPA for admits during the past 3 years = 3.75.)
Entry Exam Nursing Entrance Exam: ATI TEAS (Sixth Edition)
Register for the ATI TEAS at FIUs Testing Center
Additional Requirements
  • AAA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all 9 prerequisite courses
  • Grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
  • (repeated attempts not considered for the science prerequisites or their corresponding labs)
  • Science courses must have been taken within 10 years of enrollment at the time of admission
Application Deadline
  • Deadline is March 15 each year
  • Fall admission only
  • Application cycle: December 15-March 15
  • Completion of all prerequisites and general education requirements/Associate of Arts by end of spring term

Admission Requirements
Step-by-Step Application Process

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Nursing (BSN Accelerated Option)

GPA 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA for all bachelor’s coursework and
3.25 minimum in prerequisite courses
Entry Exam Nursing Entrance Exam: ATI TEAS (Sixth Edition)
Register for the ATI TEAS at FIUs Testing Center
Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of all 9 prerequisite courses
  • Grade of “C” or better in science prerequisite courses (repeated attempts not considered)
  • Science courses must have been taken within 10 years of enrollment at time of admission
Application Deadline
  • Deadline is July 15 each year
  • Fall admission only
  • Application cycle: April 15-July 15
  • Completion of all prerequisites by end of summer term

Admission Requirements
Step-by-Step Application Process

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Nursing (RN to BSN-Fully Online)

GPA 2.75 minimum
Entry Exam None
Additional Requirements
  • Must be a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse

ASN or Diploma Nursing Program from a regionally accredited institution:

  • 60 transferable credits or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all 9 prerequisite courses 
  • Completion of foreign language requirement, FLENT/FLEX


ASN from a non-regionally accredited institution
:

  • ASN must be from an institution with ACEN accreditation
  • AA degree from a FL public college or 
  • Bachelor’s degree in another field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of nursing courses within last 5 years of enrollment at time of admission


Applicants with BSN courses from another institution requesting transfer into RN-BSN Track
:

  • Transfer courses must be evaluated by Nursing faculty
  • Students are allowed a maximum of 6 transfer upper-division nursing credits
  • Transfer credits do not replace the 30 (FIU Nursing) credits required to earn the degree
  • Completion of nursing courses within 5 years of enrollment at time of admission

Additional Information & Next Steps

Application Deadline Program follows deadlines set by Undergraduate Admissions
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Social Work

GPA 2.75 minimum
Additional Requirements
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Theatre

GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements

Students in the Miami metropolitan area:

  • Schedule an audition with The Department of Theatre Main Office: 305.348.2895

Students outside the Miami metropolitan area:

  • Submit the GetAcceptd application, which allows submission of a video audition
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