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Tallahassee, FL, 222 S. Copeland Street
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Florida State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 40,830 students and offering 300 degrees in Tallahassee, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Florida State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
3,442 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
6
American/united States Studies/civilization
0
0
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
1
0
Anthropology
25
0
0
Asian Studies/civilization
11
9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
23
13
1
Demography and Population Studies
6
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
40
Educational Psychology
16
0
4
French Studies
0
History
138
12
12
Human Development and Family Studies
170
1
Humanities/humanistic Studies
87
0
10
International Relations and Affairs
389
42
Italian Studies
7
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
7
Library and Information Science
116
5
8
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
8
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
6
Philosophy
50
5
6
Political Science
361
37
7
Psychology
697
35
18
Public Administration
62
11
Religion/religious Studies
39
0
5
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
0
4
Social Sciences
283
0
Social Work
144
250
3
Sociology
240
6
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
2,037 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
219
46
Business Administration and Management
211
15
Commerce
69
132
13
Economics
272
29
6
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
4
Finance
464
37
Insurance
44
Marketing/marketing Management
390
13
Real Estate
73
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
2,025 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
45
13
2
Art Teacher Education
0
9
3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
26
26
9
Creative Writing
5
Curriculum and Instruction
119
4
4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
26
0
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
15
0
Educational Evaluation and Research
0
1
Educational/instructional Technology
33
1
6
Educational Leadership and Administration
26
12
6
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
4
4
Elementary Education and Teaching
78
0
0
English Language and Literature
508
16
31
English/language Arts Teacher Education
24
0
0
0
Exercise Physiology
264
21
1
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
French Language and Literature
13
3
1
German Language and Literature
6
2
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
25
13
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
1
Italian Language and Literature
9
Latin Language and Literature
3
2
Liberal Arts
177
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
0
0
0
Music Teacher Education
41
28
11
Reading Teacher Education
0
0
0
Russian Language and Literature
8
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
0
1
Secondary Education and Teaching
18
2
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
3
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
12
1
2
Social Science Teacher Education
27
0
0
Spanish Language and Literature
38
4
3
Special Education and Teaching
23
1
0
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
136
61
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
1,171 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
47
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
28
18
8
Biochemistry
54
Biology
372
7
14
Biostatistics
5
2
Chemical Physics
0
Chemistry
51
6
18
Computational Biology
4
Computational Science
4
4
2
Geography
167
8
4
Geology/earth Science
20
7
2
Mathematics
69
44
14
Molecular Biophysics
5
Neuroscience
4
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
13
2
Physical Sciences
1
Physics
34
36
16
Statistics
34
40
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
957 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Police Science
33
Criminal Justice
552
67
6
Cyber/computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
22
2
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law
2
Law
259
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
629 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
44
21
Dance
22
8
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
70
23
0
Fine and Studio Arts Management
14
Fine Arts
159
9
Graphic Design
2
Interior Design
30
15
Music
54
2
Music Performance
27
46
25
Music Theory and Composition
2
3
7
Music Therapy/therapist
21
9
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
2
7
Playwriting and Screenwriting
5
Voice and Opera
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
603 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Therapy/therapist
16
Athletic Training/trainer
15
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
79
51
3
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist
67
Dietetics/dietitian
13
16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
72
1
1
Medicine
114
Nursing Practice
20
Public Health
14
Registered Nurse
114
7
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
0
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Engineering
574 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
0
0
Biomedical Sciences
14
6
Chemical Engineering
64
5
3
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
45
5
Civil Engineering
88
16
4
Computer Engineering
19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
50
8
7
Environmental Science
78
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
13
Industrial Engineering
19
4
0
Materials Sciences
2
2
Mechanical Engineering
102
15
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
424 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
104
57
9
Information Technology
192
11
Management Information Systems
37
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
407 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
210
19
7
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
3
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
99
69
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
317 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
285
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
32
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
214 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
199
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Florida State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commerce
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/instructional Technology
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational Psychology
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Civil Engineering, Class of 2012

Career Days, Real life style projects.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2014

Career Center that helps with job and internship searches, resume building, and networking opportunities. Registered Student Organization and Student Government Association leadership positions. Many clinics and research opportunities, Independent Projects as part of the curriculum, and ways to join in professors' research, depending on the major.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 2003

Internships, career coaching and portfolio tools

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Theatre, Class of 2010

Career specific classes, mandatory computer classes, mandatory freshman classes

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hospitality and Markeitng, Class of 2015

The curriculum, as well as the opportunities around campus outside of the classroom, prepared me for my career in the real world. I learned the educational side of it, but also received hands-on experience through required internships and various campus jobs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications , Class of 1987

Local alumni groups and alumni newsletters

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

Career Center, online resources, alumni association

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2014

Laid-back, helpful, fun, outgoing, diverse.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 2003

It was a party school more than anything

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Theatre, Class of 2010

Formerly a party school with very social events. Very highly regarded in the arts industry.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hospitality and Markeitng, Class of 2015

The student culture is electric. It's buzzing with tradition and is truly a connected community that feels like a family.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications , Class of 1987

Classes in Communication College were largely theory based but internships were real world. FSU very much a party school during my tenure. Football a big part of student life in the fall.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Education, Class of 2010

Wide variety of people from all walks of life

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

party, football, greek, caring, philanthropic,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Criminology, Class of 1991

Great culture with a lot of student activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

There is a strong sense of school spirit and community. Students are generally friendly.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Civil Engineering, Class of 2012

In constant state of renovations which is good.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2014

Up-to-date, most are technologically advanced. Depends on the dorm. Dining halls are yummy and offer different choices.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 2003

Computer labs, nice library, GREAT health facility

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Theatre, Class of 2010

Mostly new but sometimes very old to remain in code.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hospitality and Markeitng, Class of 2015

There are a few older dorms, but that just makes for a good story! The classrooms, dining halls, gyms and other facilities are more than I could've asked for on a college campus!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

Nice, new or being updated

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

The campus is very nice.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2014

The Pride Student union, Humans versus Zombies, SGA, Club Downunder hosts music, comedy, and other venues.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 2003

Great student life and activities across the board - athletics were very popular, as well as student government

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Applied Mathematics, Class of 1977

Don't know what they are now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Theatre, Class of 2010

student founded events such as Zombie Walk, football, IM and Co-Ed sports leagues.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hospitality and Markeitng, Class of 2015

The biggest employer on campus is the Department of Campus Recreation. In my opinion, it is also the best! Working for Campus Rec gives you extra cash for the weekends, but the main benefit is the development that prepares you for life after college. It is also another family you can count on on campus.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications , Class of 1987

Marine research lab at Panacea.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Education, Class of 2010

The variety of clubs and organizations at the school is really awesome. There are a lot of student activities that are usually free or very cheap.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

student run circus, greek life, dance marathon, football, club downunder, student cinema center, relay for life,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

There is a strong Libertarian movement in the economics department at FSU.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
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UDC Contributor

Yes, you can go to Florida State University to become a police officer. FSU’s association with the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy enables students to earn their college degree and state officer certifications at the same time. But turning out well-educated professionals is only part of the institution’s mission. FSU also prioritizes innovation and discovery in the discipline, such as using Florida’s unique banking disclosure laws to empirically study the conditions and circumstances that have led to repetitive financial fraud at major U.S. financial institutions. The university’s criminology faculty is ranked number one in the nation for research productivity and is among the top 10 for grant acquisition. For students, this means being taught by cutting-edge scholars in areas such as gun control, biosocial criminology, and corrections. FSU highly encourages criminology undergraduates to seek internships and helps facilitate the process through fairs and databases. You might find yourself performing digital forensics for the Tallahassee U.S. Probation Office or writing podcasts for the Florida Supreme Court. On campus, the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research offers unique opportunities for graduate students to get involved. For example, they can assist the State of Florida’s Attorney General’s Office in studying elder financial exploitation or search records for connections between prison visitations and convict recidivism. For working professionals, FSU’s well-regarded online criminology program enables pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree without having to travel to campus.

Questions and Answers about Florida State University

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Fitness guru Richard Simmons, Spanx apparel line founder Sara Blakely, model Gabrielle Reece, actor Robert Urich, musician Jim Morrison, criminal profiler Dayle Hinman, and singer Rita Coolidge all attended FSU. Actor Burt Reynolds played football for the Seminoles during his time there. Many other student-athletes went on to great accomplishment in professional sports, including football player Deion Sanders, baseball managers Tony LaRussa and Bruce Bochy, and baseball player Buster Posey.

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What is the campus setting like?
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HouseBeautiful selected Florida State as the most beautiful campus in America in 2015. One look at the majestic courtyard with the Westcott Fountain lit up at night shows why. (Getting dunked in it on your 21st birthday is a tradition.) Bright flowerbeds add color to the 475-acre campus. While you’ll find everything from historic buildings to state-of-the-art facilities at this educational mecca in Tallahassee, what you won’t see much of is on-site housing. About 80 percent of the roughly 33,000 undergraduates live off campus.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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As might be expected at a large, public university, distance education programs abound. Standouts include criminology, education, business, nursing, computer science, and information technology. FSU has received national recognition for its efforts to help veterans complete degrees through online programs.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division I Athletic Coast Conference. Football attracts huge crowds, and the team rarely disappoints. FSU captured national titles in 1993, 1999, and 2013. The baseball team likewise is a perennial powerhouse, but it has one honor missing from its history – a College World Series championship. The women’s soccer team has been doing its part to add to the university’s athletic glory. Since 2003, it has advanced to the College Cup nine times – the most by any team in the nation during the stretch.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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FSU’s 16 colleges offer more than 320 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Some of the most notable include criminology, interior design, school library media, digital librarianship, and community health. The university also has been recognized for its outstanding study abroad opportunities (50 programs in more than 20 locations) and for its commitment to educating traditionally underrepresented students.

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