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  Dec 14, 2017
 
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2017-2018 Updated Catalog

AS Degree General Education Requirements


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All A.S. degree programs at NWF State College require a minimum of 18 college credits in general education. Unless otherwise specified in the program requirements, students must complete one course from each of the following categories to meet general education requirements.

To assure that graduates of the state university and state college systems share a common base of General Education requirements, the State of Florida has designated general education core course options (designated with ♦) in each of five areas of study—Communication, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.  The A.S. degree programs provide flexibility for entering the job market or continuing education.  Students who take general education courses are guaranteed transfer of those courses when continuing their education within the Florida College and University System.     

NWF State College has embedded the core competencies of speaking, writing, and technology in both the AA and AS programs of study; by program design, all AA and AS graduates take courses that allow them to demonstrate their abilities in these important life skills.

Communications: 3


Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.

Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically.

A minimum grade of “C” in each Communications course is required for general education credit.

  • ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ▲ ¶
  • ___ ____ - Any other AA General Education Communications Course
  •    Core General Education
    Technology-Across-the Curriculum
    Writing requirements

Humanities: 3


Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy.

Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.

A minimum grade of “C” in Humanities courses is required for general education credit.

Mathematics: 3


Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts.

Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.

All Mathematics courses listed below meet Mathematics requirements outlined in FAC Rule 6A-10.030 .

A minimum grade of “C” in Mathematics courses is required for general education credit.

Natural Sciences: 4


Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and to use the scientific method to explain the natural world.

Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.

Social Sciences: 3


Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global.  

A minimum grade of “C” in courses with the ¶ symbol is required for general education credit.

Additional General Education Credits: 2


Total AS General Education Credits Required: 18


Footnote Legend


Symbol Description
Courses listed with this symbol are Florida State Core Courses and are protected in transfer to other public state institutions as meeting the state Core General Education requirements.
Courses listed with this symbol address NWF State College’s Technology-Across-the Curriculum  student learning outcome, namely that all associate degree graduates are competent in basic technology use.
Courses listed with this symbol address NWF State College’s Speaking-Across-the Curriculum  student learning outcome, namely that all associate degree graduates are competent in basic public speaking skills.
Courses listed with this symbol have an international and/or diversity focus  and meet Teacher Education Programs’ common prerequisites.
Courses listed with this symbol meet writing requirements outlined in FAC Rule 6A-10.030  and require a minimum grade of “C” when used for General Education credit.

AS Degree Checklist:


  • Have you completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in the following areas?
    • 3 hours in Communications – (“C” or better)
    • 3 hours in Humanities – (“C” or better)
    • 3 hours in Social Sciences
    • 3 hours in Mathematics (“C” or better)
    • 4 hours in Natural Sciences
    • 2 Additional hours in General Education Credits
  • Have you completed the required Core and Technical Elective course work for your A.S. degree?
  • Have you completed at least 25% of the total number of credits for your A.S. degree at NWF State College?
  • Have you met the minimum 2.0 GPA requirements for the A.S.?
  • Have you applied for Graduation  by the advertised deadline?
  • Check to see if you qualify for any of the companion Certificates listed for your A.S. degree and complete a separate graduation application for each one.

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