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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Jan 20, 2021
2016-2017 Catalog [Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017] 
2016-2017 Catalog [Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017] [Archived Catalog]

Academics: Bachelor's Degree Graduation Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree, students must:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor's degree with at least a 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn at least a "C" in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better in each course.
  4. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor's degree). Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
  6. 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:
    1. 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.
    2. Submitting a transcript from the country of origin; exit test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students may be required to 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.
    3. Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2016/2017) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2016/2017 academic year.  The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.