Meta-Major Academic Pathways


Selecting an area of study can be daunting for students. To help, Indian River State College created an animated video that makes selecting a meta-major fun and easy to understand. Funded by a Student Success Statewide Impact Grant, the four-minute video is narrated by “Major” and clearly explains the eight different meta-majors.

Click an Image below to view Meta-Major projects from other Florida colleges

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Career Pathways Infographic from State College of Florida
Project Summary (PDF, 220KB)

Daytona State College

Meta-Majors Tool from Daytona State College

Pensacola State College

Master Teaching Seminar Brochure from Pensacola State College

Meta-Majors Overview

The following Meta-Major Academic Pathways are intended for advising Florida College System associate degree seeking students of the gateway courses that are aligned with their intended academic and career goals.

  • Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Industry/Manufacturing and Construction
  • Public Safety
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
Florida College System institutions shall use placement test results to determine the extent to which each student demonstrates sufficient communication and computation skills to indicate readiness for his or her chosen meta-major. Florida College System institutions shall counsel students into college credit courses as quickly as possible, with developmental education limited to that content needed for success in the meta-major.