Mar 31, 2020  
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees and Program Objectives


Polk State College offers bachelor degrees,associate degrees, and certificate programs at the college level. Within the degrees there are numerous programs available from which the degree-seeking student selects a program objective for specialization. A student must select his or her program objective when 24-30 hours of college credits have been achieved. The program objective is an area of study that includes a group of courses and requirements that make up a program and lead to a degree in a specific discipline. The student may obtain more than one degree at the same level in different disciplines or earn different degrees at different levels within the same discipline; however, a student cannot earn two associate degrees in the same discipline or two bachelor degrees in the same discipline. The chart and examples below explain this rule.

Degree

 

 Program or Program Objective

 

Specialization

 

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Supervision and Management Business Administration
  Supervision and Management Public Administration
     
Associate in Science (AS) Diagnostic Medical Sonography  
  Accounting Technology  
  Business Administration  
     
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Electrical Distribution Technology  
  Accounting Technology (This program is no longer available to new students at Polk State)  

 According to the above chart:

  1. A student may earn an AS in Business Administration and a BAS in Supervision and Management with the Business Administration specialization.
  2. A student may earn an AS in Accounting Technology and an AS in Business Administration and Management.
  3. A student may earn a BAS in Supervision and Management with a Business Administration specialization and a Public Administration specialization. The student earns one BAS degree with two areas of specialization.
  4. A student may not earn a BAS in Supervision and Management with a Business Administration specialization and a second BAS in Supervision and Management with a Public Administration specialization.
  5. A student may not earn an AAS and an AS in Accounting Technology.
  6. A student may earn an AS in Accounting Technology and an AA in Liberal Arts.
  7. Polk State College offers many advising tracks within the AA in Liberal Arts degree (see Program of Study section of this catalog for a complete listing). However, regardless of the advising track selected, the student earns a degree in Liberal Arts. Therefore, even if the student completes the requirements for more than one advising track, he or she will earn one AA in Liberal Arts.

The College provides advising and degree audit tools in PASSPORT to assist the student in planning a schedule of courses required by a chosen specialization and degree program. Each student should see a academic advisor for guidance in selecting a program objective and for help with success strategies to stay on track toward degree completion.