Admissions – Baccalaureate Programs

Any person planning to enroll in Indian River State College Baccalaureate programs must complete the Application for Admission and Statement of Residency and pay the one-time $30 non-refundable application fee. Students may complete this form online at www.irsc.edu. Admission is open to all applicants who meet the admission requirements. All applicants must provide official transcripts. Students must demonstrate successful completion of College Preparatory requirements in English, reading and math prior to admission into a Baccalaureate program.

Applications for IRSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management program are accepted year-round, and students may start during any semester of the academic year. Requirements for admission to the B.A.S. program in Organizational Management are:

  1. Applicants for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management program must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.) or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management with a major in either Health Care Management or Public Safety Administration must meet the admission requirement of those specialized tracks for acceptance into those concentration areas. Students with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree (or equivalent) may be admitted to the B.A.S. program with the approval of the Assistant Dean of Business Technology. Those with A.A. degrees who have completed all core General Education requirements will be required to complete a total of eighteen (18) credits in an occupational/technical area (e.g., accounting technology, computer science, business, etc.) in lieu of the additional core General Education required of the A.S./A.A.S. graduate.
  2. Earned an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in lower-division coursework.

Applications for IRSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media program are accepted year-round, and students may start during any semester of the academic year. Requirements for admission to the B.A.S. program in Digital Media are:

  1. Earned an Associate Degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. An A.S. Degree in Graphic Design or Digital Media is preferred.
  2. Earned an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in lower-division coursework.

Applications for IRSC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Education programs are accepted year-round, and students may start during any semester of the academic year. Requirements for admission to the B.S. programs in Education programs are:

  1. Earned an Associate in Arts Degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
  2. Completion of all lower-division state-mandated common prerequisites including the three (3) Education prerequisites: EDF 2005EDF 2085 and EME 2040.
  3. Earned an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in lower-division coursework.
  4. Submission of a satisfactory brief narrative that includes a request for admission to the program, factors influencing the applicant’s decision to teach, the applicant’s philosophy of education, and previous teaching or related experiences which demonstrate the applicant’s potential as an educator.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by presenting passing scores on all portions of the General Knowledge (GK) test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam.
  6. Submission of written recommendations from three (3) individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic work, personal character, and/or ability to work with children and/or youth.

Note: All students accepted into an Education Baccalaureate Degree program must pass a Level II background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to beginning any course with a field experience component. Background checks will be administered by the school district(s) where field experiences are to be conducted. Students who cannot obtain a satisfactory background check will be prohibited from registering for courses with a field experience component and may be dismissed from the Education program.

Requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) are:

  1. Applicants must have completed an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
  2. Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicants must have a valid Florida Registered Nurse license.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate computer competency as required by IRSC.

Applications for IRSC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology program are accepted year-round, and students may start during any semester of the academic year. Requirements for admission to the B.S. program in Biology are:

  1. Earned an Associate in Arts Degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
  2. Earned an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in lower-division coursework.
  3. Completion of all required common prerequisite courses (listed below) with a grade of "C" or higher

BSC 2010 - General Biology, BSC 2010L - General Biology Lab, BSC 2011 - General Biology II, BSC 2011L - General Biology II Lab, CHM 1045 - General Chemistry I, CHM 1045L - General Chemistry I Lab, CHM 1046 - General Chemistry II, CHM 1046L - General Chemistry II Lab, CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry I, CHM 2210L - Organic Chemistry I Lab, CHM 2211 - Organic Chemistry II, CHM 2211L - Organic Chemistry II Lab, MAC 2311 - Calculus I, STA 2023 - Statistics

Applications for IRSC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services program are accepted year-round, and students may start during any semester of the academic year. Requirements for admission to the B.S. program in Human Services are:

  1. Earned an Associate Degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. An A.S. Degree in Human Services is preferred.
  2. Earned an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in lower-division coursework.