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 be completed. For a list of transferrable prerequisite courses from MDC, BC, and PBSC, view our Transfer Guides.
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

Degree Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)
GPA 3.0 minimum and 2.5 minimum in prerequisite courses
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Each prerequisite course cannot be attempted more than twice; drop/withdrawal grades count as attempts
Entry Exam Accounting Entrance Exam
Accounting Prep & Review Course
Application Deadline The College of Business has earlier Admission Deadlines and Deposit Deadlines
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Architecture

Degrees Accelerated Master of Architecture (M. Arch)
Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture (MIA)
Accelerated Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

  • No Bachelor’s degree is awarded. Students transition from the AA degree to graduate level coursework.
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 is included for each program listed below.

Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements
(Transfer Students tab)

Interior Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements
(Transfer Students tab)

Landscape Architecture
Design Prerequisites
Application Process & Portfolio Requirements
(Transfer Students tab)

Application Deadline January 15th each year
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Business Administration

Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Majors Business Analytics
Finance
Human Resource Management
International Business
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Management
Information Systems
Marketing
Real Estate
GPA 2.5 minimum and 2.5 minimum in prerequisite courses
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Each prerequisite course cannot be attempted more than twice; drop/withdrawal grades count as attempts
Application Deadline The College of Business has earlier Admission Deadlines and Deposit Deadlines
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Communication: Digital Communication and Media

Degree Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media
Majors Digital Broadcasting
Digital and Interactive Media
Digital Journalism
Digital TV and Multimedia Production
GPA 2.85 minimum
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Communication: Journalism and Media

Degree Bachelor of Science in Communication
Majors Broadcast Media
Journalism
GPA 2.85 minimum
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Communication: Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Degree Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
GPA 2.85 minimum
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Computer Science

Degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
(The BA in Computer Science is not a limited access program.)
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Must be Calculus I ready or completed Calculus I or higher
  • Grade of “C” or better required in all math courses
  • Transfer courses and credit-by-exam may be used

Calculus I ready: Complete MAC 1105 (College Algebra) and MAC 1147 (Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry) or MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry). 

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Dietetics and Nutrition

Degree Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition

  • Dietetics Track (Didactic Program)
  • Nutrition Science Track
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

Information Sheet for Transfer Students

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(Contact information appears before “Meet our faculty/staff”)

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
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
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Engineering

Degrees Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering*
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Environment Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
*2.5 minimum in all prerequisite courses combined
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Must be Calculus I ready or completed Calculus I or higher
  • Grade of “C” or better required in all math courses
  • Transfer courses and credit-by-exam may be used

Calculus I ready: Complete MAC 1105 (College Algebra) and MAC 1147 (Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry) or MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry). 

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Fine Arts

Degree
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, contact Fine Arts Advising.

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Health Services Administration

Degree Bachelor of Health Services Administration (BHSA)
GPA 2.5 minimum
Additional Requirements
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Hospitality Management

Degree Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Majors Beverage Management
Entertainment Management
Event Management
Hospitality Management (General)
Hotel/Lodging Management
Restaurant/Culinary Management
Spirits Management
Travel and Tourism Management
GPA 2.25 minimum
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Music

Degree
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)

Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Generic Track
GPA 3.25 minimum
(Average GPA for admits during the past 3 years = 3.75.)
Entry Exam ATI TEAS (Sixth Edition)
Registration: FIUs Center for Testing and Career Certification
Additional Requirements
  • AA degree from FL public college or completion of FIUs UCC
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
    (repeated attempts not considered for science prerequisites)
  • Science courses must have been taken within 10 years of enrollment at the time of admission

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline
  • March 15 each year
  • Application cycle: December 15-March 15
  • Fall admission only
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses and AA degree/general education requirements by end of Spring term

Step-by-Step Application Process

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Nursing (BSN Accelerated Option)

Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Accelerated Option Track
GPA 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA for all bachelor’s coursework and
3.25 minimum in prerequisite courses
Entry Exam ATI TEAS (Sixth Edition)
Registration: FIUs Center for Testing and Career Certification
Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
    (repeated attempts not considered for science prerequisites)
  • Science courses must have been completed within 10 years of enrollment at time of admission

Admission Requirements
(Includes information for foreign educated physicians)

Application Deadline
  • Deadline is July 15 each year
  • Application cycle: April 15-July 15
  • Fall admission only
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses by end of Summer term

Step-by-Step Application Process

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Nursing (RN to BSN-Fully Online)

Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • RN to BSN Track (Fully-Online)
GPA 2.75 minimum
Entry Exam None
Additional Requirements
  • Must have unencumbered Florida Registered Nurse License

Applicants from an ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, formerly NLNAC) accredited ASN or Diploma Nursing program:

  • 60 transferrable lower-division credits
  • Completion of FIUs UCC (met with AA degree from FL public college or non-nursing Bachelor’s degree in another discipline from an accredited institution)
  • Completion of foreign language requirement, FLENT/FLEX
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses (see “Requirements”)
  • Grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
    (repeated attempts not considered for science prerequisites)

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

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

Applicants with a Florida RN license who hold degrees from outside the U.S.

  • The degree earned outside the U.S. must be evaluated to be equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Doctorate in Medicine degree at an accredited U.S. institution

Additional Information & Next Steps

Application Deadline Program follows deadlines set by Undergraduate Admissions
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Social Work

Degree Bachelor of Science in Social Work
GPA 2.75 minimum
Additional Requirements
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Theatre

Degree Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
GPA 2.0 minimum (general admissions requirement)
Additional Requirements
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