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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesGOVTBS in Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Program RequirementsCredits
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies 
Total Credit Hours120
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.  1.) At least 45 credits in the program must be earned at the 300- or 400- level at FSU. Approval to waive this requirement may be made for students pursuing applied/ technical concentration by the BS in Professional Studies (BSPS) Advisory Committee.  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 an advisor 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.  
University College Core Curriculum38
Transitional Studies - University Studies12
Select one option from the following:  (UNIV  101  And  UNIV  102)  Or  UNIV  110  Or  UNIV  111    
Transitional Studies - Life Skills2
Select two credits from the following:  FINC  100  Or  GEOG  110  Or  HEED  112  Or  PEDU  101  Or  PEDU  107  Or  PEDU  112  Or  PEDU  120  Or  PEDU  122  Or  PEDU  130  Or  PEDU  132  Or  PEDU  140    
Communication Skills - Written Communication3
ENGL  110    
Communication Skills - Oral Communication3
Select one from the following:  BADM  215  Or  SPEE  200    
Information Literacy3
ENGL  120    
Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking23
PHIL  110  Or  PHIL  220    
Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning33
Select one from the following:  MATH  123  Or  MATH  126  Or  MATH  129  Or  MATH  130  Or  MATH  131  Or  MATH  140  Or  POLI  240  Or  STAT  202    
Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences47
Select two from the following:  ASTR  111  Or  ASTR  112  Or  BIOL  110  Or  BIOL  130  Or  BIOL  150  Or  BIOL  160  Or  CHEM  101  Or  CHEM  102  Or  (CHEM  141  And  CHEM  142)  Or  (CHEM  161  And  CHEM  162)  Or  NSCI  110  Or  NSCI  120  Or  PHYS  111  Or  PHYS  112  Or  PHYS  121  Or  PHYS  122    
Scientific Literacy - Social Sciences3
Select one from the following:  ECON  211  Or  ECON  212  Or  GEOG  210  Or  HIST  212  Or  POLI  200  Or  POLI  210  Or  POLI  220  Or  PSYC  210  Or  SOCI  210    
Humanities and Creative Arts3
Select one from the following:  ART  210  Or  COMM  220  Or  ENGL  220  Or  ENGL  223  Or  ENGL  240  Or  ENGL  250  Or  ENGL  253  Or  HIST  210  Or  HUMN  211  Or  HUMN  212  Or  MUSI  210  Or  MUSI  225  Or  MUSI  260  Or  PHIL  210  Or  RELI  215  Or  THEA  203    
Global Literacy3
Select one from the following:  ANTH  210  Or  ART  150  Or  ART  215  Or  BADM  210  Or  CHIN  110  Or  CHIN  120  Or  ENGL  211  Or  ENGL  212  Or  FREN  110  Or  FREN  120  Or  GEOG  220  Or  HIST  110  Or  HIST  120  Or  HIST  270  Or  PHIL  211  Or  POLI  230  Or  SOCI  150  Or  SPAN  110  Or  SPAN  112  Or  SPAN  120  Or  SPAN  122  Or  YORU  110  Or  YORU  120    
Ethics and Civic Engagement23
Select three credits from the following:  BADM  220  Or  CRJC  203  Or  EDUC  211  Or  ENGL  232  Or  ETCE  101  Or  ETCE  102  Or  ETCE  103  Or  ETCE  200  Or  GEOG  270  Or  HCM  200  Or  PHIL  120  Or  PHIL  212  Or  PNUR  210  Or  POLI  150  Or  SWRK  220    
1UNIV 101-102 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.
2Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.
3MATH 121 may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.
4At least one natural science class must include a lab.
Program Requirements82
Core Requirements21
PHIL  110  Or  PHIL  220  And  BADM  216  Or  CRJC  315  Or  POLI  240  Or  PSYC  233  Or  SOCI  331  Or  STAT  202  Or  SWRK  310  And  ENGL  335  Or  ENGL  341  Or  ENGL  344  And  ART  217  Or  BADM  220  Or  CRJC  203  Or  EDUC  211  Or  ENGL  232  Or  ETCE  200  Or  FSCN  360  Or  GEOG  270  Or  HCM  200  Or  INTL  410  Or  PHIL  120  Or  PHIL  212  Or  PNUR  210  Or  POLI  150  Or  SWRK  220  And  MGMT  490  Or  POLI  312  And two courses that promote global awareness, at least one of which is at the 300 or 400 level.    
Concentration (specific courses chosen by student and faculty advisor to meet personal or professional interest)42
A combination of two existing majors or majors and minors.    
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 Electives15
300- and 400- level courses    


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