Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College
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Bachelor of Applied Science

Palm Beach State College offers several different bachelor's degree programs. The degrees are a combination of lower division courses (1000-2000 level) and upper division courses (3000-4000 level).

The lower division course requirements for B.A.S. degrees include:
• 36 credits of transferable general education courses
• 18 transferable credits of concentration area preparation courses
• 24 credits of transferable electives

The Associate degree preparation courses for the B.A.S. concentration areas may come from the student's A.S. or A.A. degree program. These hours must be deemed transferable credit (see "Bachelor Degree Seeking Students" under Admissions & Financial Aid tab to determine the transferability of credit into the bachelor's degree programs).  Please see a bachelor‘s degree advisor for specific information on how lower division courses meet these requirements and what additional coursework may need to be taken to meet program admission and graduation requirements.

Special Notes
Bachelor's Degree Student Orientation: This orientation must be completed before student is accepted in the program.

General Education. The bachelor‘s degree requires completion of 36 credits of transferable general education credits, satisfying Palm Beach State College's general education requirements (or indication on the transcript that the student has completed general education requirements at another Florida college or university). Each bachelor‘s degree has requirements as to the types of acceptable degrees and coursework that may apply to each degree. Please see a bachelor‘s degree advisor for more information.

The B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management and the B.A.S. in Information Management upper division course requirements include 21-24 credits of program core courses that all concentration areas of the respective degrees share, and 18-21 semester hours of concentration area courses including a "capstone" course experience where students apply their learning in relation to their concentration area. The lower and upper division courses total the 120 credits needed for bachelor's degree completion.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students must:

  • Successfully complete all courses in the program. All general education courses and upper division courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all course work attempted at the College and at other institutions.
  • Demonstrate foreign language competency. The Florida Department of Education has identified competency as successful completion of two credits of high school foreign language instruction, eight to ten credits in one foreign language at the college level or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Native speakers of another language who can demonstrate proficiency may petition for a waiver. Students should contact the Bachelor's Degree Programs Office for more information.
  • Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.

DETAILS OF LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
(Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each General Education category as directed. See General Education Requirements for Degrees)  
ENC 1101      College Composition 1 3
ENC 1102      College Composition 2 3
HSC 1101      Contemporary Issues in Health  
-or-  
HSC 2100      Health Concepts and Strategies  
-or-  
Any 3-5 credit hour course from Areas I - V 3
SPC 1017       Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
Select two courses from Area II (Humanities) 6
Select two courses from Area III (Mathematics) 6
Select two courses from Area IV (Science) 6
Select two courses from Area V (Social Science) 6
Total Required General Education Credits
36
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE COURSES* 24
CONCENTRATION AREA PREPARATION COURSES* 18
Total Lower Division Credits
78

*The concentration area preparation courses and the electives may come from the student’s A.S. or A.A. degree program, provided the hours are deemed transferable credit (see the Admissions Section of this catalog for determining the transferability of credit into the bachelor’s degree program). Please see a bachelor‘s degree advisor for specific information on how your lower division courses meet these requirements and what additional coursework you may need to take to meet program admission and graduation requirements. Each concentration area within the degree has specific courses that must be taken at the lower level to prepare a student for upper division study.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Palm Beach State College offers several different bachelor's degree programs. The degrees are a combination of lower division courses (1000-2000 level) and upper division courses (3000-4000 level).
The lower division requirements for the B.S.N. degree include:
• 36 credits of transferable general education courses
• 30 credits of transferable nursing core courses
• 18 transferable credits of common prerequisite courses

The concentration areas preparation courses and the elective courses may come from the student's A.S. or A.A. degree program, provided the hours are deemed transferable credit (see "Bachelor Degree Seeking Students" under Admissions & Financial Aid tab Catalog to determine the transferability of credit into the bachelor‘s degree programs). Please see a bachelor‘s degree advisor for specific information on which lower division courses meet these requirements and what additional coursework may be needed to meet program admission and graduation requirements.

General Education. The bachelor‘s degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of transferable general education credit hours, satisfying Palm Beach State College's general education requirements (or indication on the transcript that the student has completed general education requirements at another Florida college or university). Each bachelor‘s degree has requirements as to the types of acceptable A.S./A.A.S. degrees and coursework that may apply to each degree. Please see a bachelor‘s degree advisor for more information. The B.S.N. degree in Nursing upper division requirements include 36 credits. This includes a "capstone" course experience where students apply their learning in relation to their course work.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students must:

  • Successfully complete all courses in the program. All general education courses and upper division courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted at the College and at other institutions.
  • Demonstrate foreign language competencies. The Florida Department of Education has identified the competencies as successful completion of two credits of high school foreign language instruction, eight to ten credits in one foreign language at the college level or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Native speakers of another language who can demonstrate proficiency may petition for a waiver. Students should contact the Bachelor's Degree Programs Office for more information.
  • Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.

DETAILS OF LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
(Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each General Education category as directed. See General Education Requirements for Degrees)  
ENC 1101      College Composition 1
3
ENC 1102      College Composition 2 3
HSC 1101      Contemporary Issues in Health  
-or-  
HSC 2100      Health Concepts and Strategies  
-or-  
Any 3-5 credit hour course from Areas I - V 3
SPC 1017       Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
Select two courses from Area II (Humanities)
6
Area III (Mathematics) MAC1105 or MGF1106 or MGF1107 3
Area III (Mathematics) STA2023 Statistics 3
BSC 2085      Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
MCB 2010     Microbiology
3
PSY 2012      General Psychology 3
Any course from Area V (Social Science) (AMH/POS)
3
Total Required General Education Credits 36
Core Nursing courses from A.S. Degree 30

 

LOWER DIVISION COMMON PREREQUISITE COURSES                                                                       
CREDITS
BSC 2085L    Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1
BSC 2086     Anatomy and Physiology 2 3
BSC 2086L    Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1
CHM 1032     Principles of Chemistry 3
DEP 2004      Human Growth and Development 3
HUN 1201      Elements of Nutrition 3
MCB 2010L    Microbiology Lab 1
AA Elective Course 3
Total Lower Division Common Prerequisite Courses 18
Total Lower Division Credits 84


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