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2021-2022 Catalog
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College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 48 upper level credit hours is required to qualify for the undergraduate bachelor's degree.

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree as a post-baccalaureate must complete a minimum of 30 upper level hours and all hours required to complete the degree. All prerequisites, core requirements, major requirements, major electives and contextuals (if any) must be completed to qualify for the degree. Any prerequisites required for the program or for individual courses are not included in the minimum 30 upper level semester hour requirement. Courses completed in any previous degree will not satisfy credit hours needed to complete the post-baccalaureate degree (a minimum of 30 upper level hours will still be required).

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

All Bachelor of Arts degree students must complete both a major and a minor and satisfy the college's foreign language/foreign culture requirement. The major must include at least 24 upper-level credit hours. 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

All Bachelor of Fine Arts degree students must complete all prerequisites and major requirements with a focus on developing artisitc awareness, studio competence and historic and philosophical perspective. 

The Bachelor of Music Degree

All Bachelor of Music degree students must complete all prerequisites and major requirements with concentrations in Jazz Studies and Performance.

The Bachelor of Music Education Degree

All Bachelor of Music Education degree students must complete all prerequisites and major requirements for a total of 120 semester hours and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Admission into Music Education also requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better and passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.  Passing the Professional Education Test (PEd) and the Subject Area Examination (SAE) in Music K-12 of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is required for the completion of internship and graduation

The Bachelor of Science Degree 

A BS degree requires a combined total of prerequisites and major credits in excess of 45 credit hours on a programmatic focus of theoretical, empirical, or applied research or practice. The College of Arts & Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Statistics. 

The Bachelor of Social Work Degree

The BSW degree program prepares students with the generalist knowledge, values, and skills to provide effective social work services to diverse client systems in a variety of practice settings. Our curriculum is designed to enhance students’ understanding of and sensitivity to economic and social inequalities and foster commitment to serving and advocating for the well-being of those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed. Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be admitted, retained and graduated from the BSW program.