Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Students

Seminole State College baccalaureate degree candidates must satisfy these institutional and degree requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum 120 credits or as designated by program academic hours with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 excluding courses designated by an asterisk (*) in the course description section of this catalog (college preparatory level courses, technical non-transfer and vocational level courses).
  2. Complete at least 25 percent of the total degree requirements at Seminole State College (e.g., a 120 semester-hour degree requires at least 30 semester hours completed at Seminole State College).
  3. Students must be enrolled in coursework at Seminole State during the semester of graduation.
  4. Achieve a cumulative and Seminole State College GPA of 2.0 ("C") or higher.
  5. Complete any required capstone courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  6. Successfully complete or satisfy Seminole State's General Education requirements (with a grade of "C" or higher) including the following:
    • Six semester hours of Gordon Rule English coursework.
    • Six semester hours of additional Gordon Rule coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments.
    • Six semester hours of Gordon Rule mathematics coursework at the level of college algebra or higher.
    • Criteria for having satisfied Seminole State College of Florida’s General Education Requirements Met (GERM) requirement are based on satisfying one of the following three criteria - 1) Students awarded an Associate in Arts degree from Seminole State College of Florida, 2) awarded an Associate in Arts degree from a Florida public college or university, and/or 3) awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Additionally, student must be active in a degree seeking BACC, AS, or CCERT program and enrolled in at least one class.
  7. Demonstrate foreign language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or a sequence of two college credit courses in a single language. A standardized examination for foreign language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. 
  8. Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year and thereafter, students entering baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least one identified core course in each section as part of the State of Florida general education course requirements. Please refer to the General Education Core Course page in the College Catalog for additional information. 
  9. Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year and thereafter, students entering a Florida public institution as a Baccalaureate (B.S. & B.A.S) degree seeking student must fulfill Civic Literacy Competency  by completing both a civic literacy course and exam. Please refer to the Civic Literacy Requirement page in the College Catalog for additional information. 
  10. Have on file in the Records and Registration Office official transcripts of all college work previously taken at other colleges or universities.
  11. File an Intent to Graduate form with their assigned baccalaureate advisor by the published deadline date on the College academic calendar.
  12. Pay all fees and discharge all other obligations to the complete satisfaction of the College.
  13. The student is not eligible for graduation until all grades of "I," "IP," and "NG" have been removed from the academic record.
  14. It is the student's sole responsibility to ensure that his/her program plan is correct and current for the semester that he/she graduates. The College will not automatically change the student's program plan if it is not accurate, so we encourage students to meet with a baccalaureate advisor prior to the start of his/her final term of enrollment.