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Agenda Item FA 11-58

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee


First Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

11/03/11: Passed

11/15/11: Approved

Graduation - First Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

3 The Academics Standards Committee proposes the following changes to theGraduation-First  
4Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Policy:

Graduation from UNF is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following minimum requirements:

6 1. Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University Calendar.
7 2. Faculty Recommendation: Each candidate must be recommended for the degree by the
8  appropriate college faculty.
9 3. Total Hours:A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed for the baccalaureate degree.
104. Course Requirement: Each candidate must successfully complete all degree requirements
11 outlined in the University catalog and program of study.
125. Upper Level Hours: A minimum of 48 upper-levelcredit hours (30 for RN-BSN) mustbe
13 completed. Upper-level courses are those designated as junior- or senior-level work by the

issuing institution.



Residence Hours:Students must complete the greater of: (1) 45 upper level degree UNF
16  total institutional credit hours (30 for RN-BSN) or (2) 75% of the upper level degree UNF
17 total institutional credit hours.Upper division undergraduate credit hours obtained while
18 enrolled in an approved UNF study abroad program will be counted in the upper level
19 credit hours required to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete at least 25
20 percent of the required degree credit hours in residence at UNF. Students who transfer two years
21  of lower-level work plus one or more year, i.e., at least 30 upper-level credit hours of courses 
22  classified as junior- or senior-level by the issuing institution, may be eligible for a bachelor's 
23 degree after completing at least 25 percent of the overall required credit hours at UNF.
24 [Total Institutional Hours: UNF courses must constitute at least 75% of the upper-level course 
25  work used to satisfy degree requirements.]


CLAS: Successful completion of the College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement as
27 designated by State Board of Education rules is required by the Florida State Department of
28 Education.
298.  Correspondence or Extension Course Work: No more than 30 credit hours of the total 120 hours 
30 may be completed through correspondence or extension course work, and no more than 10 credit 
31 hours of such course work may be accepted as upper-level work.
327.  Summer Enrollment: Pursuant to the Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.016 Summer
33 Session Enrollment, all students entering a university in the State University System with fewer
34 than 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours shall be required to earn a minimum of at least
35 nine semester credit hours in one or more summer sessions at one of the state universities in
36 Florida before graduation.The University president or his designee may waive the application of
37 this rule regulation in cases of unusual hardship to the individual.
39 Any student who earns nine or more semester credit hours from one or more of the acceleration
40 mechanisms provided for in Florida Statute 1007.27 Articulated acceleration mechanisms is
41 exempt from any requirement of a public post secondary educational institution mandating
42  enrollment during a summer session.
43 Accelerated mechanisms shall include, but not be limited to, dual enrollment as provided for
44 in Florida Statute 1007.271, early admission, advanced placement, credit by examination, and
45  the International Baccalaureate of Education Program. Credit earned through the Florida Virtual
46 School shall provide additional opportunities for early graduation and acceleration.
47  Students earning fewer than nine semester credit hours of acceleration mechanisms upon initial 
48 matriculation must complete the mandated nine semester credit hours of summer session
49 enrollment. school.
508.  Academic Average:
51  a) UNF - A minimum total Institutional GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale ("C") cumulative
52  "C" (2.0) academic average must be earned (2.5 for most College of Education and
53  Human Services majors),as stated in the 'Academic Average (GPA) Policy.'


55  b) A minimum Overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned, (2.5 for most
56  College of Education and Human Services majors),as stated in the 'Academic
57  Average (GPA) Policy.' Transfer -An average of "C" (2.0) is also required for
58  transfer credits applied to the degree.
609.  General Education Program:Depending on the student's classification (freshman, sophomore,
61 transfer, etc.),Tthe appropriate general education program requirements must be completed.
6310.  Financial Obligations:Students mustpay all financial obligations to the University.
6511.  Foreign Language Requirement: Students must meet the provision of Florida Statute
66 1007.262regarding the statewide foreign language requirement. Students must have completed
67 two sequential foreign language courses in high school or at the post secondary level (8 semester
68 hours). American Sign Language I and II is an approved sequence per Florida Statute 1007.2615.
70 All requirements stated in this section are minimums and are not meant to limit the planning of a
71 degree program for any student.