Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies (B.A.)

School of Entrepreneurship

2019-2020 Catalog Year

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies educates tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders. Students will acquire a comprehensive set of skills that prepares them for working in small, family-owned companies or large, mature industries such as hospitality, banking, and healthcare. Several large, local businesses currently recruit entrepreneurship students because of the students’ propensity to take initiative and see opportunities where others see problems. Students in entrepreneurship classes regularly engage with both retired and active business owners. These one-on-one interactions make the learning environment more experiential and often lead to employment opportunities.

Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
  • Students may not pursue this major as Dual Major / Dual Degree or Second Baccalaureate degree.
  • The Entrepreneurship Minor cannot be declared with this major.
  • The same course cannot be used for this major and any other minor that the student might declare.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement (See
  • Satisfy residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Program Requirements

1. FGCU General Education Program (
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
2. Common Prerequisites

3. Required Courses in the Major (33 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.
ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics (3)
ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3) or ENT 2010 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
ENT 3114 New Venture Lab (Capstone) (3)
ENT 3204 New Venture Growth (3)
ENT 3273 Launching Your Business (3)
ENT 3422 New Venture Capital Management (3)
ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 3618 Technology and Innovation (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3) or SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3)
STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)

4. Restricted Electives from the following: (9 credits) 
ART 3614 Digital Media Design II (3)
ART 3633 Web Design (3)
COM 3014 Communication and Gender (3)
COM 3120 Org Comm Behavior (3)
EVR 4872 Environmental Policy/Law (3)
FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
GRA 3193 Graphic Design II (3)
HFT 1000 Intro to Hospitality/Tourism (3)
HFT 3004 Resort & Hosp Leadership/Man (3)
HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3)
HFT 3221 Mgmt Resort Hosp Human Resourc (3)
HFT 3253 RHM Lodging Operations Man (3)
HFT 3573 R&H Marketing (3)
HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
INP 4004 Intro to Indus/Organiz Psych (3)
INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
PAD 3810 State & Local Public Admin (3)
POS 3250 Political Communication (3)
PSY 3205 Survey of Analytical Techniques (3)
PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations (3)
PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)
SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication (3)
SPC 3425 Group Communication (3)
SPC 3602 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
SYG 3011 Social Issues in Society (3)

5. University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

6. Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.


The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 4/8/2020.