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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18

Supervision and Management (Public Administration), BAS


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Program: U5130

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management program provides individuals who have an associate's degree or the equivalent with the opportunity to further their education and advance in their chosen professions. Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in a concentrated area of study and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management.

The Public Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree program provides students with the opportunity to analyze how public resources are utilized effectively within a changing environment. Areas of emphasis include foundations of public administration, public relations, public policies and regulations, human resources and labor relations, and public finance.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires an AS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. Students must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the bachelor's degree program. Students with an AAS degree are qualified for admission to the bachelor's degree program once they have met the above-mentioned requirements. Any deficiencies in General Education requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation with a bachelor's degree. If the student's associate's degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but is nationally accredited, the degree qualifies for admission, but a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College's transfer practices and policies.

BAS Program Curriculum


Students are required to complete one of the courses below (or an equivalent) before taking the upper-level course for which it serves as a prerequisite, GEB 4891 Strategic Planning and Management:

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
or
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (preferred)

Note: This course may be applied toward the General Education Social Science requirement, lower-level General Electives, or lower-level Technical Credits. 

General Education Requirements (36 Credits Required)


Note: Students who have completed an AA degree at a public Florida college have met the General Education requirements. Students who have completed an AA degree outside of Florida, or those who have earned an AS or AAS degree, but have General Education courses that vary from the requirements below, should consult with an advisor to determine if acceptable substitutions may satisfy some or all of Polk State's General Education requirements.

Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 1007.25(3) and SBE Rule 6A.14.0303, students must complete at least one course from a list of courses that are common to all state colleges and universities for each of the General Education subject areas: Communications, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The options outlined below ensure that students who earn a degree at Polk State meet this statewide requirement.

Social Sciences (6 Credits Required)


Two courses are required. Students must select one course from List A; the second course can be from List A or List B.

Natural Sciences (9 Credits Required)


Program Requirements


AS Students

 
Technical Credits from AS Degree 42
General Education Credits from most AS Degrees 18
Additional General Education Credits 18

***OR***

 

AA Students

 
Elective Credits from AA Degree 24
General Education Credits from AA Degree 36
Additional Technical Credits in Related Field 18

 

Total Credits for BAS Degree: 120


Graduation Requirements for the BAS Degree Program


  • Complete 120 credits as outlined above.
  • Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through any of the following means: completion of two years of high school instruction in the same foreign language, completion of a college-level course at the Elementary-2 level (or higher) in a foreign language or in American Sign Language (ASL) (e.g., SPN 1131 First-Year Spanish II, FRE 1131 First Year French II, or ASL 1150 American Sign Language II), achievement of minimum scores on a foreign language proficiency exam approved by the Registrar's Office, achievement of a score of three (3) or higher on the Advanced Placement exam in a foreign language, or completion of a high school diploma from a foreign country where the student studied in a language other than English.
  • Complete 25 percent (30 credit hours) of the program at Polk State College.
  • Complete at least 25 percent of the upper-division courses required for the BAS Program at Polk State College, including the capstone course.

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