Bachelor Degree Programs

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BIOLOGY

EDUCATION

     EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION with ESOL

     MIDDLE GRADES MATHEMATICS

     SECONDARY MATHEMATICS

     MIDDLE GRADES SCIENCE

     SECONDARY BIOLOGY

HUMAN SERVICES

     YOUTH & FAMILY STUDIES

     ADDICTIONS STUDIES

     HUMAN SERVICES GENERALIST

NURSING

Bachelor Of Applied Science

DIGITAL MEDIA

     GRAPHICS & WEB

     GAMING & VIDEO

     MODELING & SIMULATION

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

     ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

     PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

     HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Indian River State College offers Bachelor’s Degree programs in the following areas:

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Education is designed for students who wish to teach math or science at the middle school or high school level or who want to teach Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Students with an A.A. Degree are eligible to apply. Depending upon the specialization chosen, students will be well prepared to teach high school biology, middle school science, middle school and high school math or Exceptional Student Education at all levels. Students should complete all lower-division state-mandated program prerequisites, including the Education prerequisites of EDF 2005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession; EDF 2085, Introduction to Diversity and Exceptionalities for Educators; EME 2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is appropriate for graduates of an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing with a valid Florida R.N. license who desire to continue their education to the Bachelor’s level. This degree prepares students for R.N. positions with leadership and management responsibilities. Students may complete required General Education courses before entering the program. Students who have completed the 72-credit Associate in Science Degree in Nursing, will complete an additional 18 credits for the Baccalaureate General Education requirement and 31 Baccalaureate in Nursing credits for a total of 121 credits to earn the degree.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology is for students with an Associate in Arts Degree who are interested in pursuing careers and graduate education in the fields of life sciences, health sciences, and environmental sciences. Biology Baccalaureate Degree holders will also be well-prepared to continue their studies in professional schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, or veterinary sciences. Students will transfer 60 credit hours from their A.A. Degree program and complete a total of 60 additional credit hours upon admission to the B.S. in Biology program for a total of 120 credit hours to earn the degree. Students must complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher for admission to the program: General Biology I with lab, General Biology II with lab, General Chemistry I with lab, General Chemistry II with lab, Organic Chemistry I with lab, Organic Chemistry II with lab, Calculus I, and Statistics.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services allows students who hold an Associate in Science Degree in Human Services to focus on acquiring advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies in one of three areas of concentration — Youth and Family Studies, Addictions Studies, or General Human Services. Customized programs of study are also available for students with A.A. degrees and unrelated Associate degrees who are interested in this program. Graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services will find employment in a wide range of public, private, and nonprofit organizations focused on helping vulnerable populations and building stronger communities. A total of 120 credits are required for this degree.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management is designed for candidates who hold an Associate in Science (A.S.) or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in a technical field and are motivated to continue their education in preparation for career advancement. Students with an A.A. Degree may also be admitted with the approval of the Assistant Dean of Business Technology. This degree program is designed to prepare students for management level positions in a wide variety of career paths. Specializations include Organizational Management, Public Safety Administration and Health Care Management. Students may complete the required General Education courses before entering the program.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media is intended for students who have completed an Associate in Science Degree in Digital Media or Graphic Design who want to develop advanced skills and competencies in one of three areas of specialization — Graphics and Web Design, Gaming and Video, or Modeling and Simulation. Customized programs of study are also available for students with A.A. degrees and unrelated Associate degrees who are interested in this program. Graduates with a B.A.S. Degree in Digital Media can work in a wide variety of settings including entertainment, education, engineering, and business.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Students must earn at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the Baccalaureate Degree at IRSC. Students must successfully complete, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, 36 hours of General Education credit (or equivalent) in the areas established by Indian River State College for its Baccalaureate Degree program.

Prior to completion of a Baccalaureate Degree at IRSC, students must demonstrate foreign language competence by providing evidence that documents the successful completion of two (2) credits of sequential high school foreign language instruction, or eight (8) credits of sequential postsecondary foreign language instruction. Students may demonstrate equivalent foreign language competence via the alternative methods specified by the Florida Department of Education including established minimum College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores, minimum College Board MAPS Latin examination scores, or other methods as determined by IRSC. Indian River State College reserves the right to validate the foreign language competence of any student prior to awarding the Baccalaureate 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 IRSC that are designed to assess the foreign language competencies outlined in Rule 6A-10.02412 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Education program are:

1. Satisfactory completion of all three (3) parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

3. Successful completion of Student Teaching (MAE 4945, EEX 4940, or SCE 4941).

4. All Baccalaureate Education majors must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all content area courses within their declared Program of Study. Content area courses are science courses for Secondary and Middle Grades Science Education majors, math courses for Secondary and Middle Grades Math majors, and exceptionalities courses for Exceptional Student Education with ESOL majors. Thus, a grade of "C" or higher is required for these courses:

    5. Upon completion of these requirements, the student will be eligible to apply for an initial Professional Teaching Certificate in the program area(s).

    Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program are:

    1. Students must successfully complete 121 hours of specified college-level credit courses in the degree program, including the 72 credits in the lower division Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and the additional 49 credit hours of Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses.
    2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

    Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology program are:

    1. Students must successfully complete 120 hours of college-level courses in the degree program, including a minimum of 60 hours in the lower-division Associate in Arts Degree and 60 hours of specified Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology coursework.
    2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.
    3. Students must successfully complete the Senior Research Project with a grade of “C” or higher.

    Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services program are:

    1. Students must successfully complete 120 credit hours of college-level courses in the degree program, including the lower-division Associate Degree, and 45 hours of specified Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services coursework.
    2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

    Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management program are:

    1. Students must successfully complete 120 credit hours of college-level courses in the degree program, including the lower-division Associate Degree, and the 42 hours of Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management coursework, including the capstone course.
    2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

    Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media program are:

    1. Students must successfully complete 120 credit hours of college-level courses in the degree program, including the lower-division Associate Degree, and 39 hours of specified Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media coursework, including the capstone course.
    2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.