Academic Catalog

Entrepreneurship (B.S.) 2024-2025 Catalog Year
Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Entrepreneurship provides students with a comprehensive set of skills to create and lead new ventures or acquire jobs in established companies. Businesses recruit entrepreneurship students because of their eagerness to take initiative and see opportunities where others only see problems. The learning environment is both applied and experiential. Students in the major regularly engage with both retired and active business owners.

The coursework promotes active, project-based learning. Students will use cutting-edge tools to design new products, work effectively in teams, and make organizations grow. Entrepreneurs are action-oriented and know how to bring resources together to pursue opportunities. These skills are taught and reinforced throughout the curriculum. 

Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
  • The Entrepreneurship Minor cannot be declared with this major.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000-4999 level).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service-Learning requirement.
  • Satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement.
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ECO 1000 Survey of Economics (3) or ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023 or ECOX013 or ECOX000

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

    FGCU Course: *MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) or MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus I (3) or MGF 1106 Finite Mathematics (3) or MGF 1130 Thinking Mathematically (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX105 or MGFX106 or MGFX130
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ENT X000

  3. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
    ENT 3114 New Venture Laboratory (Capstone) (3)
    ENT 3121 Entrepreneurial Mindset (3)
    ENT 3204 Scaling Ventures (3)
    ENT 3273 Foundational Startup Skills (3)
    ENT 3414 Innovative Decision Making (3)
    ENT 3422 Venture Funding (3)
    ENT 3607 Innovation by Design (3)
    ENT 3618 Digital Technologies (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3) or SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    ENT 3243 Promoting New Ventures (3)
    ENT 3402 Blockchain Applications (3)
    ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
    ENT 3603 Visual Software Development (3)
    ENT 4205 Founder's Dilemmas (3)
    ENT 4305 Legal Strategies in Startups (3)
    ENT 4901 Independent Study (3)
    ENT 4902 Runway Program Seminar (3)
    ENT 4934 Special Topics (3)
    ENT 4943 Internship (1-6)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
    Or at least 3 credits in sustainability coursework (SCGR Attribute)

  6. Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120

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