Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's
Enrollment: 120 seats total Application Deadline: 11/1/2006 How Students
and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Threaded Discussion
Board, Voice Subject: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies METHOD OF COURSE
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
This course uses Blackboard
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The B.S. in Social Science with a major in Interdisciplinary
Social Science (ISS) offers students a liberal arts education that
helps them become informed citizens who understand the myriad issues
emerging at every level of society. Rather than specializing in a
particular content area, an ISS program emphasizes the application
of critical thinking skills and cultural and international literacy
to several disciplines. Students build on this foundation with
concentrations in economics, geography, or sociology.
- Completed application, including official transcripts, must be
received by the FSU Office of Admissions by the Admission deadlines
which can be found on the website. You may reach the admissions
office at 850-644-6200 for undergraduate admission questions, and
850-644-3420 for questions relating to Graduate, International &
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access to
certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you may
experience, FSU provides online technical support.
To be successful in your online class, you must have:
Regular access to a computer
An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
An Internet browser
An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your login/username,
password, and email account
For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit the Guide
to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on the Online Learning
@ FSU web site.
If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own for
participation in the program, be certain that you have permission to
use the equipment for course work purposes. You must also be sure
that you have permission to save data to the local hard drive.
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect of the
University experience. Your computer and an Internet connection link
you to the most comprehensive electronic campus in higher education.
The FSU library may be reached at: 850-644-2706. Currently enrolled
students who are located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee can
request materials to be sent to them. Some of your online courses
may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could include a
study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video, audiotapes, CD-ROMs).
Information about what, if any, course materials are required for
your courses can be found through: Campus bookstores (FSU Bookstore
and Bill抯 Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course instructors,
Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered online and
will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the cost of the course
materials, plus shipping. The FSU bookstore can be reached at
1-800-255-3781. A mentor or teaching assistant is available online
(and often by phone) to help clarify course materials and refer you
to resources for all other aspects of the university experience.
Visit the website for additional student resources information.
- Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours have
access to many of the same types of financial aid as residential
students. If you need financial aid to help defray the costs of your
education, begin to investigate the aid you may be eligible for as
soon as possible. Office of Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University
Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850)
644-6404, Email firstname.lastname@example.org FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code:
001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities, visit
the web site.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
- Students entering FSU with an AA degree from a Florida public
institution have satisfied FSU's Liberal Studies and Gordon Rule
requirements. Students without the Florida public institution AA
degree should complete these requirements prior to beginning the
online degree program as they are not available online.
ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
- If your online course has been assigned a mentor, your mentor
will contact you via email just prior to the beginning of classes.
You most likely will have a different mentor for each online class.
You should ask your mentor course-specific or general questions
whenever you want more information or clarification.
Your mentor will support your progress through the course by:
Clarifying course content
Contacting you regularly about your progress and concerns
Mentors are carefully selected by the instructor, trained in student
support skills, supervised during the facilitation of the course,
and are evaluated at the end of each course. Mentors may be a
professional in the field, a community college faculty member, or an
advanced graduate student at FSU.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- Note: Up to 9 semester hours of courses that have been taken to
meet Liberal Studies or Associate of Arts degree requirements may be
used toward satisfying the 42 hours required for the ISS major.
SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
- Students may be required to take proctored exams at their local
community colleges or local libraries.
- It is suggested that Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and
Business Statistics be taken as recommended pre-requisites as these
course are not offered online.