The Bachelor Degree
University Transfer Program: Associate in Arts Degree
The Associate in Science Degree
Technical Certificates and Advanced Technical Certificates
The Bachelor Degree
The bachelor degree is an upper level degree for students who have earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree and wish to pursue further education. This program meets the Florida Department of Education requirements for the baccalaureate degree and respects the content of the associate degree through the appropriate transfer of credits per s. 1007.23 F.S. The bachelor degree enhances the student’s career-education while providing the management, leadership, critical thinking and communication skills which will both promote their ability to progress in their careers and enrich their personal and civic life.
*Bachelor Degree Admissions Requirements
- Applicants interested in a B.A.S. or B.S. program should submit a bachelor’s degree membership application.
- Applicants must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher degree with a GPA of 2.0 or above from a regionally accredited college or university by the first term of enrollment, or
- Provisional admission may be granted to applicants who are within 12 college credit hours of meeting State of Florida requirements for their A.A. or A.S. degree and are currently enrolled in coursework creditable toward completion of associate degree requirements.*
- Applicants must provide a copy of their official college transcript(s). Applicants not currently enrolled in Florida State College and/or who are transferring college credit courses are required to have a copy of their official transcript(s) sent directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office, Florida State College, P.O. Box 2550, Jacksonville, FL 32203-2550.
*Applicants should develop an educational plan with a program advisor to complete the necessary steps to be considered for full admission to the bachelor’s program of their choice. An evaluation will be completed to determine what additional coursework may be needed in order to meet the prerequisite requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
Bachelor Degree College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Requirements
Note: Effective July 1, 2011, the CLAS requirement for degree completion is no longer required (House Bill 7151).
Bachelor Degree Graduation Requirements
To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:
- Fulfill the academic requirements for the chosen major;
- Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor degree with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
- Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor’s degree).
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits at the 3000 and/or 4000 level from Florida State College.
- Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
- Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
- Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
- Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
- Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin; exit test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
- Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
- Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which students complete all requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are an applicant. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation date, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
- If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within seven years or they will automatically be reassigned to the catalog in effect during their seventh year. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2018/2019 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
- Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.