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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is the designated four-year degree for baccalaureate programs comprised of concentrated studies in the sciences, applied sciences, health sciences, or professional disciplines. Bachelor of Science degree programs provide degree completion opportunities for students from a variety of educational backgrounds, including those who may hold the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.

Florida Gateway College currently offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).

Bachelor of Science Graduation Requirements

Students must:

  • Successfully complete all courses in the program. All general education Gordon Rule courses and upper division courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Earn at least twenty five percent (25%) of the courses for the degree at FGC. In addition, twenty five percent (25%) of all upper division (3000/4000 level) courses must be completed at FGC.
  • Complete 36 semester hours of general education classes, as specified for the degree.
  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours, or a higher number of hours, as required for the degree, with a cumulative GPA in all courses of at least a 2.0.
  • Demonstrate foreign language competencies. The Florida Department of Education has identified the competencies as successful completion of two credits of the same foreign language in high school, eight credits in one foreign language at the college level, or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). A student whose native language is not English may demonstrate proficiency in their native language by one of the following:
    • Submitting proof of high school graduation from an institution where the language of instruction was in the native language.
    • Submitting proof of college attendance for at least one year in an institution where the language of instruction was in the native language.
    • By passing an FGC approved examination.
    • All transcripts from foreign high schools or colleges to be considered to meet the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree must be evaluated and translated by an approved foreign credential evaluation and translation service.
  • FGC reserves the right to validate the foreign language competence of any student prior to awarding the Bachelor of Science degree through methods including, but not limited to, review of official transcripts, portfolio and performance reviews, competency testing, standardized testing, or other methods determined by FGC that are designated to assess the foreign language competencies outlined in state rules.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College


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