Classes - Types of Degrees
Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)
- Enables you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree after completing first two years of general studies at Pensacola State College.
- Comprised of 36 general education credits plus a minimum of 24 additional credits chosen from Pensacola State College's college credit courses.
Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)
- May enter the workforce or transfer to a state university.
- Make sure the A.S. program you selected is transferable to the state university program where you plan to study.
- Usually last one year or less.
- Relate to a specific employment area.
- Not considered college-degree programs.
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a degree designed to accommodate the needs for entry into and advancement in specific workforce sectors. Students will learn how to become effective leaders and increase their promotional opportunities and earning potential. BAS programs provide degree-completion opportunities for students from a variety of educational backgrounds, but primarily those with an associate degree. (AS, AAS) BAS degree programs within the state of Florida conform to all articulation requirements (including common course pre-requisites, CLAS, and common course numbering).
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) is designed to prepare graduates of Associate Degree Nursing programs, who already hold a Registered Nursing (RN) license, with additional skills in management, leadership, theory, and research to succeed and be promoted within the nursing profession.
Baccalaureate degree-seeking students must meet the foreign language requirement prior to graduation. By completing eight semester hours in of the same foreign language or by passing two years of the same foreign language in high school with a “C” (must submit a high school transcript). Also appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, or Spanish will be accepted.