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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Jun 27, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration (2213) (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Whether you are interested in management, finance, marketing, administration, or starting a company of your own, you need a strong foundation in all aspects of business. One of our most versatile degrees, the Associate in Science in Business Administration will give you the background needed to take you wherever you want to go in your business career.  Classes are available throughout Jacksonville at one of our conveniently located campuses or entirely online for even more flexibility. After earning your degree you can choose to begin a career in business, a related field, or continue on to pursue one of our bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration or Supervision and Management for increased employment options and advancement opportunities. 

Four technical certificates are available within this degree program: Entrepreneurship (6254) (T.C.) , Business Specialist (6253) (T.C.) Business Operations (6250) (T.C.) , and Business Management (6251) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you. 

The Program

This program will prepare you for employment or advancement in a wide variety of business professions where the knowledge of business administration principles and theory will be applied. The program emphasizes advanced business technical skills, administrative and management skills, and critical skills in communications, quantitative and organizational/systems understanding. Completing the program requires a capstone course which builds on the business knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program through a capstone project.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

For information about pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration completely online, contact Kent Campus Business Department, at


The mission of the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Business Administration degree is to educate, train, and develop students to manage the ever-increasing complexities of business. The program is a balance between theory and practice that enhances the educational experiences and employment potential for students. The program emphasizes advanced business technical skills, administrative and management skills, and critical skills in communications, quantitative and organizational/systems understanding.


The A.S. Business Administration degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)ACBSP only accredits degree programs, not certificates.

Need More Information? Contact: 

Sandra Beck, Downtown Campus, (904) 633-8380/5949 or
Kent Campus Business Department, (904) 381-3704 or
Janice Hall, North Campus, (904) 766-6705 or

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General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 45
A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. 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.

  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 (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.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. 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.


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.