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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Studies, B.S.


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Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38-40 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Other Major Requirements: 1.) At least 24 credits in the program must be earned at the 300- or 400- level at FSU. 2.) Students must earn a C or better in all classes that serve major requirements, to include electives. 3.) Students will receive transfer credits only for courses in which they earned a final grade of C or better; transfer credit will not be awarded for developmental/ remedial courses. 4.) For students who have earned an associate’s degree, a maximum of 60 credits will be applied to the program. These credits will be applied to the core curriculum and the concentration. Additional transfer credits may be awarded with approval from the BSPS Advisory Committee. 5.) Students will develop a concentration in consultation with the Program Coordinator to meet the student’s prior experience and professional goals and interests. A concentration will usually fit one of the designs found below. All proposed concentrations must be approved by the BSPS Advisory Committee. 6.) Classes that are used to satisfy a University College core requirement cannot be used/ counted twice in order to satisfy a BSPS program requirement.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 38 Credits


Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits


UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits


Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits


Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits


MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 7 Credits


At least one natural science class must include its associated lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Select from the following:

Program Requirements: 82 Credits


Core Requirements: 21 Credits


Concentration: 42 Credits


(specific courses chosen by student and faculty advisor to meet personal or professional interest)

Combination:


A combination of existing majors, majors and minors, or minors.

Thematic:


A set of thematically related courses taken from multiple disciplines.

Applied/ Technical:


A set of courses chosen to obtain proficiency in applied/ technical skills; restricted electives can also be used to develop this concentration.

Restricted Electives: 15 Credits


100 – 400 level courses, ideally related to the concentration.

Electives: 4 Credits


100 – 400 level courses, may be from any discipline.

Total Credit Hours: 120


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