A.S. Degrees Transition to Bachelor’s Degrees
Statewide Agreements for A.S. to Bachelor’s Degrees with Public Universities
Certain A.S. degrees transition to bachelor degree programs in Florida’s public university system. These degrees, called Articulated A.S. to B.A./B.S. Career Path degrees, are designed for students who seek immediate employment in the specified field and who decide to continue to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a Bachelor’s degree in the specified field. The Articulated A.S. to B.A./B.S. Career Path degrees are included in the program pages in this catalog section, and additional information may be found at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm
Agreements for A.S. to Bachelor’s Degrees with Public and Private Four-Year Institutions
Many articulation agreements between Valencia College and specific programs at various public and private four-year institutions provide students opportunities to continue their educational pursuits to a Bachelor’s degree. For further information, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm.
Acceptance of A.S. Degrees in Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree Programs
Some state universities have recently begun to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.S.) which is designed to build on the Associate in Science degree (A.S.). This provides students the opportunity to gain additional skills and knowledge beyond the technical and workforce skills developed in the A.S. degree.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) serves all Associate in Science (A.S.) graduates who desire a Bachelor’s degree for career or personal advancement. The program builds upon the technical or professional skills acquired in the A.S. degree to develop competencies in management and communication, with emphasis on developing skills in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. The curriculum consists of core courses in ethics, management and communication, and a concentration chosen by the student. This degree program has flexibility, allowing students to complete any needed remaining general education or foreign language courses at Valencia College or at UCF. For more information, see the DirectConnect to UCF entry in this catalog and/or visit regionalcampuses.ucf.edu.