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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY Experience The FGCU Effect

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‘FGCU INSPIRED ME TO DREAM’


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LEARNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.

THERE’S NO SITTING ON THE SIDELINES HERE.

THIS LIVING LABORATORY

IS A PLACE TO REVEL IN NATURE

AND DISCOVER YOURSELF.

STUDENTS DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE AS

‘transformative’

‘life-changing’

& ‘inspirational.’ THAT’S

THE FGCU EFFECT.

COME SEE WHAT EFFECT

IT WILL HAVE ON YOU. “There are so many new possibilities here. I got involved in many things and changed so much. I’m much more independent.“ – Christie Mauretour, math major Learn more about Christie’s story at fgcu.edu/eagles


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LEARNING INVOLVES A LOT MORE THAN

HITTING THE BOOKS. At FGCU, your studies will immerse you in your chosen field. You will also gain insight through hands-on experience and maybe even contribute to important research. Our campus – and the surrounding community – serve as a living lab for learning and scholarship. Your success – academic, personal and professional – is our top priority. FGCU’s smaller classes allow for more individual attention. Our faculty will help you define academic goals and create effective strategies to achieve them. They’ll know your name. Eager to get involved in research or to study abroad? We can help you make it happen. Picture yourself catching sharks in the Gulf of Mexico for mercury research. Or delivering health care to communities in remote South American villages. Or teaching at-risk children how to read or play an instrument. You will learn to look outside yourself as well, to understand your impact on the world. Programs like the University Colloquium are grounded in interdisciplinary learning and awareness of the natural world. Service-learning further connects students to the larger community off campus. Feed the hungry, mentor youth or choose from hundreds of other worthy causes. Students say these experiences change them for the better. Our Career Development staff will help you translate your educational experiences into valuable job skills, providing assistance with career planning, interview and leadership skills, internships and, when the time comes, jobs. Among Florida universities, FGCU boasts one of the highest rates of full-time employment for graduates.

LIVING LABORATORY


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ANTHROPOLOGY (B.A.) ART (B.A.) – Digital Media Design BIOCHEMISTRY (B.S.) BIOLOGY (B.A.) BIOLOGY (B.S.) – Microbiology – Organismal Biology & Ecology – Pre-Professional Biology BIOLOGY – ACCELERATED (B.S.) BIOTECHNOLOGY (B.S.) CHEMISTRY (B.A.) COMMUNICATION (B.A.) – Communication Studies – Public Relations CRIMINAL JUSTICE (B.S.) * ENGLISH (B.A.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (B.A.) – Ecology and Environmental Assessment – Environmental Education – Water Resources Science and Management FORENSIC SCIENCE (B.S.) FORENSIC STUDIES (B.S.) HISTORY (B.A.) INTEGRATED STUDIES (B.A.) JOURNALISM (B.A.) LEGAL STUDIES (B.S.) * MARINE SCIENCE (B.S.) MATHEMATICS (B.A.) MATHEMATICS (B.S.) MUSIC EDUCATION (B.M.E.) * * – Choral – Instrumental

MUSIC PERFORMANCE (B.A.) * * – Instrumental – Piano – Voice MUSIC THERAPY (B.M.T.) * * PHILOSOPHY (B.A.) POLITICAL SCIENCE (B.A.) – International Relations and Comparative Politics – Law and Politics PSYCHOLOGY (B.A.) SOCIOLOGY (B.A.) THEATRE (B.A.)

INTERDISCIPLINARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES (B.A.) MANAGEMENT (B.S.) – General Management – Human Resource Management – Sports Management MARKETING (B.S.) PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT (B.S.) * * RESORT & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (B.S.) – Event Management – Restaurant and Club Management – Spa Management

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHILD AND YOUTH STUDIES (B.S.) – Child Studies – Youth Studies EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (B.A.) ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (B.A.) SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION (B.A.) SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (B.A.) SECONDARY SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION (B.A.) SPECIAL EDUCATION (B.A.)

MARIEB COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (B.S.) * * COMMUNITY HEALTH (B.S.) EXERCISE SCIENCE (B.S.) HEALTH SCIENCE (B.S.) * NURSING (B.S.N.) * * PUBLIC HEALTH (B.S.P.H.) SOCIAL WORK (B.S.W.)

LUTGERT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ACCOUNTING (B.S.) COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (B.S.) – Computer Programming ECONOMICS (B.S.) FINANCE (B.S.)

U.A. WHITAKER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING BIOENGINEERING (B.S.) CIVIL ENGINEERING (B.S.C.E.) ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (B.S.Env.E.)

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (B.S.) * Distance learning ** Limited access § Partial distance learning

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS ADVERTISING

CRITICAL THEORY

ART

EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE

ANTHROPOLOGY ART HISTORY

BIOENGINEERING BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CLIMATE CHANGE

COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMPUTER SCIENCE CREATIVE WRITING

DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN ECONOMICS EDUCATION ENGLISH

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FRENCH

GENDER STUDIES GEOLOGY

GERMAN GLOBAL STUDIES HISTORY INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES JOURNALISM LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MANAGEMENT MARKETING MATHEMATICS MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN STUDIES MUSEUM STUDIES MUSIC PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

PHILOSOPHY PHYSICS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PROFESSIONAL SALES PSYCHOLOGY REAL ESTATE

RELIGIOUS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY SPANISH

STATISTICS

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT THEATRE

WORLD LITERATURE


GRADUATE PROGRAMS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M.S.)* ENGLISH (M.A.) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (M.S.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (M.A.) FORENSIC STUDIES (M.S.) § HISTORY (M.A.) MATHEMATICS (M.S.) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.) * CERTIFICATES: LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT MATHEMATICS PLANNING COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.) CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (M.Ed.) CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION – EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (M.A.)* EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (M.A.)

TEACHER IMMERSION PROGRAM (TIP) CERTIFICATES: DISABILITY SERVICES EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND LEARNING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY LUTGERT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ACCOUNTING & TAXATION (M.S.) BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.) § INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ANALYTICS (M.S.) MARIEB COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (D.N.P) – B.S.N. to D.N.P. – M.S.N. to D.N.P. DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (D.P.T.) – Transitional D.P.T.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (M.Ed.)

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (M.A.)

SPECIAL EDUCATION (M.Ed.)*

HEALTH SCIENCE (M.S.)

NURSE ANESTHESIA (M.S.N.) NURSE EDUCATOR (M.S.N.) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.S.) PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (M.P.A.S.) SCHOOL COUNSELING (M.A.) SOCIAL WORK (M.S.W.) CERTIFICATES: CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NURSE EDUCATOR RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY COUNSELING TRANSITION TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING TRANSITION TO SCHOOL COUNSELING U.A. WHITAKER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ENGINEERING (M.S.E.)


‘EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME’ NICEDES

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DON’T JUST SIT THERE

STUDYING – GET INVOLVED! Classes, labs and textbooks all play important parts in the learning process. But at FGCU, so does the real world. Service-learning is a key component of the FGCU experience. Choose a nonprofit organization – or more than one – that interests you and invest time and brainpower helping it accomplish its good works.

2.2 MILLION

It might be a local preschool where you teach an at-risk child to play an instrument. Or a rescue group where you can help homeless cats and dogs find loving homes. Or build houses for those who desperately need them. Number of service-learning hours FGCU students have completed since 1997.

In 2016-17, FGCU students contributed more than 250,000 hours of community service throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. This year, the total hours contributed since FGCU opened in 1997, surpassed 2.2 million. Through the 80 hours of service-learning every entering freshman and sophomore must complete, you will discover strengths you didn’t know you had, learn about the world beyond the classroom and gain a sense of satisfaction. And, like students who came before you, you will be a different person from the one who started. You will be someone who now understands his or her place in the community and treasures how the act of giving back feels.

“It changed my life. What I have learned at FGCU has made me a better person.” – Andres Machado, ‘14 Political Science Learn more about Andres’ story at fgcu.edu/eagles


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NOW WHAT? According to graduating seniors, the key to a full, rewarding college experience: “Get involved!“ How and with what depends on what moves you. With almost 15,000 students, FGCU is a lively, diverse community with more than 250 clubs and organizations in which you can find friends with similar interests. Whether it’s paintball or cosplay, Quidditch or cake baking, ice hockey, poetry or gender equality, there’s a club on campus for you. Take part in the university’s 25 fraternities and sororities. Share your passion for social justice by joining an advocacy group or launching your own. Learn to grow food sustainably in our student-run Food Forest. Rent a stand up paddleboard at our campus beach, or master your 360-degree wakeboard spin on the lake. Check out a lecture, art show, concert, movie or other special event taking place throughout the year. No one has more Eagle spirit than our Dirty Birds – members of the boisterous fan club for our 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams. They’re the flock of painted and creatively costumed bodies in the stands who “bleed green and blue” and #ProtectTheNest. Want to explore the world off campus? You’re just 6 minutes from two sprawling shopping malls and 30 minutes from Gulf of Mexico beaches and the arts and entertainment districts of downtown Naples and Fort Myers.

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FELONG FRIENDS’

LIVE WHERE YOU LEARN LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE FGCU’s residence halls offer up-to-date apartmentstyle living. You might have a lakefront beach or resort-style pool right outside your door. Video and arcade game rooms down the hall. A movie theater. Massage chairs. Even laundry facilities that will alert your phone or computer when your clothes are done. South Village’s five residence halls offer suites with two or three single bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Some have kitchenettes and common living areas as well as the other amenities. They are designed to allow you to mingle and make friends.

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Campus communities North Lake Village, South Village and West Lake Village

They also offer the First Year Residential Experience, a program that helps you make a smooth transition to the independent living of college with sessions in time management, effective study techniques and other programs and fun events. SoVi dining provides an all-you-care-to-eat option that includes vegetarian fare, an ice cream sundae bar and other crowd pleasers. At North Lake Village, students enjoy apartmentstyle living next to our lake and beachfront. Each apartment accommodates four people with individual or two-person bedrooms, kitchen, living room and two baths. Two miles north of campus, upperclassmen can live in three- or four-bedroom apartments in West Lake Village. A campus shuttle operates between the housing complex and campus.


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS STUDENTS ENROLLED: ROUGHLY

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ATHLETIC TEAMS

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CAMPUS SIZE

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4,758 STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS

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HOW TO EARN YOUR

EAGLE WINGS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FGCU’s admission decisions are based on the projected academic success of students as determined by grade point average and standardized test scores. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the university. Minimum admission standards are determined by the applicant pool and available space.

APPLICATION DEADLINES Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

N/A

Nov. 15 2017

Nov. 15 2017

N/A

Feb. 15 2018

Feb. 15 2018

Nov. 15 2017

Feb. 15 2018

May 1 2018

Nov. 15 2017

April 1 2018

July 1 2018

Merit Scholarship Consideration** Freshman Priority Admission Date*** Regular Freshman Regular Transfer

**Freshman applicants who apply before Nov. 15 for summer or fall terms are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. ***Applicants admitted for the summer and fall terms on or before Feb. 15 will receive first priority for enrollment. After Feb. 15, students are admitted on a spaceavailable basis.

UNDERGRADUATE COSTS (2017 -18)

Florida resident

Tuition & fees† Cost per credit hour

Non-Florida resident

$6,118 $25,292 $203.94 $838.73

On-campus housing

$4,820 - $6,796 (2 semesters)

Meal plans

$1,000 - $4,300 (2 semesters)

† Based

on 15 credit hours for 2 semesters

APPLY AT FGCU.EDU/EAGLES For more info: fgcu.edu/eagles or 1-888-889-1095

A minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 is required in addition to SAT or ACT scores. The subscores on the SAT and ACT must be above the minimums listed below.*

MINIMUM WEIGHTED GPA: 3.0 WEIGHTED GPA WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COURSES: SUBJECT UNITS Math (Algebra 1 or higher).................................. 4 English ............................................................ 4 Social Science ................................................ 3 Natural Science (w/ 2 labs)............................... 3 Foreign Language......................................... 2

(2 units in same language or completed level 2 competency)

Electives.......................................................... 2

SAT

500 EWR 500 Math 1070 Composite

ACT OR

19 Reading 19 Math 19 English 21 Composite

*Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. To be more competitive, applicants may be subject to Admissions’ review process, which will allow extra time to submit additional test scores or transcripts. Minimum admission standards are determined by the applicant pool and available space.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Yes, please!

FGCU participates in federal and state financial aid programs. In addition to grants, loans and work study, the university offers almost $3 million in FGCU Foundation scholarships annually. FGCU’s Office of Admissions also offers tuition waivers and merit-based scholarships. The priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is January 1. In response to Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to statefunded universities to ensure that graduates of top majors land jobs within a year of graduation, FGCU has launched the Soar in 4 program. Available to all incoming freshman students, regardless of major, it allows students who meet the program criteria to qualify for an award equal to the tuition paid for up to 30 credit hours earned during their freshman year. The award is good for out-of-pocket or loan payments. Learn more by visiting the website at fgcu.edu/soarin4.


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Like what you see? There’s so much more! At Eagle EXPO events, you can explore the range of educational options available within our five colleges. Talk with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Affairs as well as professors, students and advisors. Find out about our many clubs and organizations and see our modern on-campus housing. If you can’t make it to one of the EXPOs, come for a campus tour, given six days a week by well-informed student guides. fgcu.edu/eagles EXPO DATES FALL 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 SPRING 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 FALL 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 SPRING 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

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