Florida state university
Florida state university
University is located in Tallahassee, Florida. There are branch campuses
located in Panama City and Sarasota in Florida, and an international branch in
the Republic of Panama. Florida State University was founded in 1851 as a small
public institution., became a 4-year school in 1901, and received university
status in 1947. The University has existed in many different forms prior to
becoming a university, including a separate male and female colleges. The
University now awards associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and
professional degrees. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
is also committed to international education, and offers study-abroad programs
in several countries in Europe and Central America.
State’s beginnings date as far back as 1823, when the Territorial Legislature
began discussing plans for a system of higher education. Much of the
University’s history took place in various legislative and government sessions,
and it went through many names and missions before officially becoming Florida
State University in 1947. After World War II, the Tallahassee campus saw much
growth and maturity, with the addition of physical and academic assets to round
out the University’s character. After such a long history, today Florida State
University consists of seventeen different independent colleges.
seventeen academic divisions, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences,
Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Law, Medicine,
Music, Information, and Social Science and Social Work. Schools of Criminology
and Criminal Justice, Film, Nursing, Theatre, and Visual Arts and Dance are
also part of the University.
of arts degree is awarded. With seventeen different colleges, the numbers of
baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded is extensive. Florida State
University offers bachelor’s degrees in fields as diverse as classical
civilization, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, meteorology, finance,
education, engineering, exercise science, music performance, social work, and
graphic design. By far the largest number of majors is offered in the College
of Arts and Sciences, which encompasses fields common in the humanities and
liberal arts. There are a limited number of combined BA/MA programs as well.
programs are offered in all seventeen colleges and school, including
professional program in law and medicine. Post-master’s specialist degrees
(Ed.S.) are also offered in several fields. There are also dual degree programs
offered in fields such as urban planning, law, social work, and public
academics have a strong foundation in the sciences, with biology, chemistry,
and meteorology ranking among their best programs. The arts are also well
represented within programs of music, dance, and drama. The performance arts
“leak” some of their talent to the University’s School of Motion Picture, TV,
and Recording Arts. Eligible students have access to a highly rated honors
program, providing close interaction with faculty and accelerated study.
University offers research opportunities for students at all levels, in
multiple fields. There are several graduate and undergraduate degree programs
available through on-line study, though the number is still small.
Individual Study course gives undergrads the opportunity to perform unique
One of the
most dynamic traditions in all of college sports is the portrayal of the
Florida State mascot before each home game. Osceola, a famed Seminole chief, is
portrayed by a student and seen riding upon a horse, Renegade, as he gallops
into the stadium. The chief plants a flaming spear in the center of the field
to kick off every home football game.
also has a lesser-known but similarly unique tradition: The Sod Cemetery. Begun
after an amazing road victory over Georgia in 1962, the Sod Cemetery contains
pieces of turf taken from memorable road victories during the course of FSU
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