Pre-Majors at Valencia

Valencia offers twenty-three pre-majors: Architecture, Art/Studio/Fine Art, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance Performance, Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Logistics Management, Music Performance, Musical Theatre, Physical Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sign Language Interpretation, and Theatre.

Each pre-major is a planned course of study that includes suggested courses in several areas: Courses to satisfy Valencia’s general education requirements for the A.A. degree, the Statewide Common Program Prerequisites for the specific upper division major, the requirements needed to transfer to the University of Central Florida, and/or another Florida public institution, and courses that have been selected by faculty as best preparation for your major but are not required for transfer.

Students who plan to transfer to a restricted access or limited-access program are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which they will transfer, as completion of a pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division program if that university program has restricted access or limited-access status. In general, restricted access means there are admission requirements in addition to the A.A. degree and, if those requirements are met, the student will qualify for admission to the upper division program.

Limited-access means there are requirements in addition to the A.A. degree and, even though these additional requirements are met, the student might not be admitted to the university program because admission is a selective process conducted by the university. The additional requirements might include the completion of certain courses; a minimum grade point average; minimum test scores; interviews; auditions and/or portfolios. It is the student’s responsibility to learn if a particular university major is designated limited-access or restricted access at the specific university to which the student wants to transfer.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

A.A. degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed and must satisfy Valencia’s foreign language proficiency requirement.

Valencia offers the following pre-majors: