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Writing and Math Requirement (Gordon Rule)

The State of Florida requires that all students complete the Writing and Math Requirement as described below. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in courses taken to fulfill the Writing and Math Requirement. Such courses may not be taken S/U.

AICE, AP, IB and CLEP examination credit may count toward the Writing and Math Requirement. Consult the charts at the end of this section for more information.


To graduate, students must complete courses that involve substantial writing for a total of 24,000 words. Courses that count toward this requirement will be in one of three categories:

  • course work with at least 2,000 words.
  • course work with at least 4,000 words.
  • course work with at least 6,000 words.

The Schedule of Coursesidentifies the courses, sections and amount of writing credit awarded.

The writing in such courses will be evaluated on effectiveness, organization, clarity and coherence as well as the grammar, punctuation and usage of standard written English.


Each student must complete six credits of course work in mathematics, at or above the level of college algebra: three credits in mathematics and an additional three credits in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or the logic courses PHI 2100 or PHI 3130. Acceptable course prefixes include: CAP, CDA, CEN, CGS, CIS, COP, COT, MAA, MAC, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MGF, MHF, MTG, and STA.

CGS 3063 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

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