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Graduation Requirements

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 also must be met. College preparatory instruction may not be counted toward fulfilling the total number of credit hours 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. Of these, at least 15 credit hours must be taken at SCF.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4 .0 scale for all work completed at SCF and a 2.0 grade point average or higher for combined coursework with SCF that includes all transferable credits.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in all upper division program requirements.
  • Students must complete the general education requirements (36 credit hours) as defined in 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 an Associate in Arts or bachelor's degree.
  • Students must have completed Florida's foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor's degree. Students may meet this competency by:
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.
  • For students wishing to pursue another bachelor's degree, the student must complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours beyond the first bachelor's degree as well as any other degree requirements for the second program.
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