Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) Information

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Students who enter Florida Atlantic University without an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida State School must fulfill the Intellectual Foundations Program requirements as part of their pursuit of the baccalaureate degree. While the classes do not necessarily relate to the major, they do provide a foundation of knowledge that all well-educated students should possess. The IFP is comprised of a total of 36 credit hours:  

6 hours of Foundations of Written Communication 

6 hours of Foundations of Society & Human Behavior 

6 hours of Foundations of Science & the Natural World 

6 hours of Foundations of Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning

6 hours of Foundations of Global Citizenship 

6 hours of Foundations of Humanities 

 
CURRICULUM SHEETS BY MAJOR
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General Intellectual Foundations Program Curriculum Sheet

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General Intellectual Foundations Program Curriculum Sheet

  

Anthropology

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Architecture - Admitted to Lower Division

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Architecture - Not yet Admitted

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Art (BA Studio Art)

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Art (BA Art History)

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Art (BA Studio Art-Teacher Certification)

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Art (BFA Studio Art-Teacher Certification)

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Art (BFA Ceramics)

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Art (BFA Graphic Design)

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Art (BFA Painting)

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Art (BFA Photography)

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Art (BFA Printmaking)

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Art (BFA Scultpure)

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Biological Sciences (BA)

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Biological Sciences (BS)

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Business (Accounting)

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Business (BBA Economics)

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Business (BS Economics)

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Business (Finance)

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Business (Health Adminstration)

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Business (Hospitality Management BBA)

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Business (International Business & Trade)

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Business (Management)

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Business (Management Information Systems)

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Business (Marketing)

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Chemistry (BA)

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Chemistry (BS): Biochemistry or ACS emphasis

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Communication Studies

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Criminal Justice

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Early Care and Education

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Elementary Education

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Engineering (Civil starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Civil starting math at MAC1140)

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Engineering (Civil starting math at MAC2311)

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Engineering (computer Eng. starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Computer Eng. starting math at MAC1140)

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Engineering (Computer Eng. starting math at MAC2311)

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Engineering (Computer Science starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Computer Science starting math at MAC1140)

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Engineering (Computer Science starting math at MAC2311)

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Engineering (Electrical starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Electrical starting math at MAC1140)

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Engineering (Electrical starting math at MAC2311)

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Engineering (Geomatics starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Mechanical starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Ocean starting math at MAC1105)

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Engineering (Ocean starting math at MAC2311)

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English

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Exceptional Student Education

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Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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French

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Geography (BA)

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Geography (BS)

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Geology (BA)

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Geology (BS)

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History

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Interdisciplinary Studies (Arts & Humanities)

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Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Science)

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Italian

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Jewish Studies

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Linguistics (English Language)

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Linguistics (French)

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Linguistics (Italian)

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Linguistics (Spanish Heritage)

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Linguistics (Spanish Non-Heritage)

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Mathematical Sciences (BA)

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Mathematical Sciences (BS)

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Multimedia Studies (Film, Video & New Media)

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Multimedia Studies (Multimedia Journalism)

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Music (BA)

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Music (BME)

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Music (Commercial Music - Business)

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Music (Commercial Music - Composition)

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Music (Commercial Music - Technology)

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Music (Guitar Performance)

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Music (Instrumental Performance)

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Music (Piano Performance)

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Music (Vocal Performance)

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