Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
The following general requirements for graduation from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) must be met by all candidates for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees. Additional requirements may exist for individual programs.
- Students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours. For residency purposes, a minimum of 30 credit hours required for graduation must be completed at SCF. All other specific degree requirements must also be met. Credit awarded for college-preparatory instruction may not be counted toward fulfilling the total number of credits required for residency purposes or graduation.
- For purposes of conferring the bachelor’s degree, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of courses numbered 3000 level or above.
- Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all work at SCF.
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all upper division program requirements.
- Students must complete the general education requirements (36 hours) of the Associate in Arts degree. Students who transfer to SCF with either an Associate in Arts degree or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met the general education component of the degree. Courses will be reviewed for equivalency for students who transfer without such degrees.
- Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by:
- successful completion of two years of a single foreign language while in high school (official high school transcripts must be submitted to educational records), or
- successful completion of two semesters (6-8 credit hours) of a single foreign language in college (or through corresponding College Level Examination Program CLEP exams), or
- validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.