Bachelor of Science
The Biomedical Sciences program consists of a rigorous, hands-on laboratory based curriculum that prepares students for direct entry into analytical/research laboratories and health sciences. This degree also prepares students for a variety of science-related positions in pharmaceutics, medical manufacturing, clinical and environmental chemistry, laboratories, health departments, zoos, and museums. Course work includes physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics with a variety of upper-level biology and chemistry based courses to suit a student’s individual interests.
Graduates of the program will have fulfilled the core prerequisites necessary to succeed in graduate programs in the sciences as well as a variety of professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, chiropractic medicine, occupational and physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.
A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all upper division courses.
Applicants interested in the Biomedical Sciences B.S. degree must:
- Satisfy the bachelor’s degree general admission requirements .
- Submit a bachelor’s admissions application by the
The below criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program:
- Applicants must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher 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.
- While working toward the general education requirements for the associate degree, all students must complete the below prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or higher prior to starting upper division coursework.
- Baccalaureate degree programs are selective access. Students should minimize second attempts and withdrawals in all prerequisite courses to have the most competitive application.
- Applicants must provide a copy of your official college transcript(s). Applicants not currently enrolled in Florida State College at Jacksonville 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 at Jacksonville, P.O. Box 2550, Jacksonville, FL 32203-2550. A second copy should be provided to the program for which you are applying.
- Applicants should develop an educational plan with a program advisor to complete the necessary steps to be considered for acceptance into the bachelor’s program of their choice. An evaluation to determine what additional coursework may be needed in order to meet the prerequisite requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
- Students must meet program level chemistry, CHM 2045C and mathematics, MAC 2311 to be considered for admission.
Please note: incomplete admission application packages and packages received after the published term deadlines will not be reviewed until the subsequent application deadline.
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The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to starting upper division coursework:
Credit Hours: 36
Associate Degree Credit
Credit Hours: 27
Lower Division Coursework
Credit Hours: 8
Upper Division Coursework
Credit Hours: 33
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Upper Division coursework.
Upper Division Electives
Credit Hours: 16
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Upper Division coursework.
Total Credit Hours: 120
Credit hours may vary depending on whether a student has satisfied the foreign language requirements of the College as well as if the student chooses to take a 4 credit Calculus II course instead of a 3 credit Statistics course.
Foreign Language Requirement
Baccalaureate 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 Florida 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 ), French Conversation (FRE 2210 or FRE 2211 ), Spanish (SPN 1120 and SPN 1121 ), Spanish Conversation (SPN 2210 or SPN 2211 ), German (GER 1120 and GER 1121 ), Latin (LAT 1120 and LAT 1121 ) and Brazillian Portuguese (POR 1120 and POR 1121 ) that fulfill this eight credit hour requirement. You may use 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:
- Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
- 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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- 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.)
- Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 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.
- 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.