In 1996, institutions of higher education in the state of Florida, under legislative mandate and through the direction of the Articulation Coordinating Committee, established a list of common prerequisite courses for every degree program. The purpose of such a list is to provide students, especially those who plan to transfer between institutions, with information regarding the lower level courses that they will need to take to be admitted into upper division programs.
Common prerequisites should be taken in the first two years of study. The common prerequisite coursework required for a particular program is dependent on the student's year of matriculation and year of admittance into the upper division. Special guidelines apply to students who transfer from one public institution to another in the State University System or Community College System. For additional information, refer to the college/program description in this catalog, contact a college advisor, or access the Common Prerequisite Manual in the "Manuals" section of the FloridaShines website.