Bachelor of Science
Note: In addition to the membership application above (“Apply for this Program Now”), students must also meet the program requirements for this program.
The mission for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Converged Communications is to provide students with a diverse foundation of skills and abilities on which to build a successful career through advancement in the workplace or furthering their education at the graduate level. The program focuses on a converged communications core comprised largely of persuasive writing, news media, e-commerce, digital media, and the effective use of the Internet. Critical thinking skills, as well as skills in communication, quantitative and organizational/systems applications are also emphasized.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.S. in Converged Communications program, applicants must:
- Must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completed a minimum of 60 transferable college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
- Submit a bachelor’s membership application by the
- Satisfy the bachelor degree general admission requirements .
- Submit a one-page essay to respond to the following question: ”Explain how this degree will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals within five years of graduation.” (This will be used to help identify an area of interest for concentration and applied experience.) Essay must be submitted by deadline.
Submit Bachelor’s Degree Application to:
South Campus, Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts, Fine Arts and Digital Media, Florida State College, 11901 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246.
E-Mail Program Requirements (Item Number 4) to:
Dr. Margaret Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need More Information? Contact:
Dr. Margaret Clark, Dean of Liberal Arts, South Campus, (904) 646-2438 or email@example.com
Lower Division Recommended Electives
Total Credit Hours: 120
Associate Degree Credit (Credit Hours: 24)
Select from non-General Education Cores: Electives, Professional Core or Professional Electives.
General Education Core Requirements (Credit Hours: 36)
*Refer to A.A. General Education Requirements .
*Communications Credit Hours: 9
*Mathematics Credit Hours: 6
*Humanities Credit Hours: 6
*Natural Sciences Credit Hours: 6
*Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 9
Converged Communications Core Requirements (Credit Hours: 48)
Concentration (Credit Hours: 9)
Select from one of the following concentrations.
Converged Advertising and Promotion
Strategic Corporate Communications
Political and Cause Campaigns
Upper Division Elective Requirement (Credit Hours: 3)
Select one course from another concentration.
Foreign Language Requirement
Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. 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 statute 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send 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, exits 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.
- Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120 and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120 and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120 and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120 and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140 and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.
Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement
The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).
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.