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Catalog/Handbook 2022-2023 
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Supervision and Management (Human Resource Management), BAS

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Program: U5530

This program prepares the student for a career in human resources management within any organization. The curriculum includes various topics such as staffing, training and development, compensation and employee benefits, employment law, and employee- and labor-management relations. The program emphasizes management competencies in communications, leadership, strategic planning, critical analyses, and problem solving related to organizational issues. With these professional skills and competencies, a human resource manager can play a pivotal role in the success of an organization. 

Admission Criteria:

Admission to this program requires an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (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. The student must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the baccalaureate program. A student with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is qualified for admission to the baccalaureate program once he or she has met the above-mentioned requirements. Any deficiencies in General Education requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation with a baccalaureate degree. If the student’s associate 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.

Progam Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:

PLO 1: Formulate leadership expertise and manage teams and individuals. 

PLO 2: Contrast the ethical and legal dimensions of an organization and apply ethical standards and social responsibility to organizational decision making.

PLO 3: Analyze financial and economic data to support organizational decision making.

PLO 4: Integrate management theories and resource management practices to successfully manage within an organizational unit. 

PLO 5: Collect data and analyze information in order to formulate analytically sound decisions for the planning and utilization of resources.

PLO 6: Analyze and integrate the strategic decision-making and operational-planning process for effectual policy making within an organization.

PLO 7: Communicate effectively through multiple channels and media within internal and external environments. 

Human Resource Management Concentration

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:

PLO 1: Interpret the law and the legal responsibilities of a human resource manager. 

PLO 2: Develop and implement strategic plans to meet an organization’s workforce needs through effective labor forecasting, recruitment, and hiring of a diverse workforce.  

PLO 3: Develop and assess strategic compensation and benefit systems for the purpose of attracting, retaining, and motivating a competent and competitive workforce. 

PLO 4: Evaluate and incorporate various training and development programs to optimize employee performance.  

PLO 5: Assess and develop interventions to enhance employee engagement and labor relations.  

PLO 6: Explain the leadership role of human resources in shaping the future of organizations through creating and supervising global workforces, overseeing diverse organizations, managing strategic change within the organization, and providing for the well-being of employees. 

BAS Program Curriculum

Each student is 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:

  Principles of Macroeconomics
  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: A student who has completed an AA degree at a public Florida college has met the General Education requirements. A student who has completed an AA degree outside of Florida, or who has earned an AS or AAS degree but has 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, a student 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 each student who earns a degree at Polk State meets this statewide requirement.

Social Sciences (6 Credits Required)

Two courses are required. The student 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 Student

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



AA Student

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

Civic Literacy Competency

Pursuant to Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code, effective Fall 2021 competency in civic literacy is a requirement for all students receiving an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree. Competency in civic literacy must be demonstrated in the following ways:

AND Florida Civic Literacy Examination (Score of 60% or better)


  • Or completing one of the following assessments with the score indicated:
    • AP Government and Politics: United States (Score of 3 or better)
    • AP United States History (Score of 4 or better)
    • CLEP: American Government (Score of 50 or better)
    • Florida Civic Literacy Examination (Score of 60% or better)

Note: All approved accelerated credit is listed in the Credit-By-Exam Equivalencies. The Credit-by-Exam section of the Florida State Articulation Committee website provides further details.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree Program

The program graduate must:

  • 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 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 program’s Capstone Course.
  • Earn a grade of C (or better) in the program’s Capstone Course.

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