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    Online Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor's Enrollment: 55 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The Liberal Studies track leads to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Sciences in Liberal Studies, depending on the areas of study and minor selected. This track allows individualized combinations of studies that provide flexibility as well as a rich academic experience.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    Students must meet prerequisites for courses in the areas. Permission of the instructor, if necessary, should be obtained through the department offering the course. Students must be certified for the minor degree by the department administering the minor.
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon admission to the program. Computer skills are necessary to access the courses. To participate in Web-based courses, you must have access to the UCF Campus Network or another Internet Service Provider. Recommended PC configuration: CPU: 733MHz or better Intel Pentium III processor, Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 10GB hard drive, Floppy drive: 3.5", 1.44MB, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 15" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Network Interface Card: 3COM or Intel 10/100 Ethernet card, Operating System: Windows NT Workstation/Windows 2000 (preferred), Windows XP or Windows 98/Millennium Edition w/Y2K Compliant Service packs installed. Recommended Mac configuration: CPU: 500MHz or better Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4), Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 30GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 17" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Keyboard and mouse, Network Interface Card: Built-in Ethernet, Operating System: Macintosh OS, current versions (OS 9.2.2/10.1.3), Specific information on current technical requirements is available http://learn.ucf.edu . Word processing is a necessity in virtually any college course today. Online students should be prepared to save word processed files as plain (ASCII) text files, to use their programs' copy & paste functions to post their work into e-mail messages and discussion messages, and to attach word processing files to e-mail. Recommended software includes: Microsoft Office XP for Windows, Microsoft Office 2001 for Macs Some courses may require other software programs in addition to those named here. See the course Web pages or consult with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online learning course.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    UCF provides extensive learning resources for its distant students. The UCF library provides information for distant students. For additional information about the UCF library and other online services, use the Library's home page, Quick Reference service, or phone 407-823-2562 or 1-866-271-7589 toll free. Students enrolled in Web-based courses may purchase textbooks from the UCF Bookstore by phone 407-823-2665 or toll free at 1-866-271-7589 using a credit card. Students may also order books online through the bookstore webpage. The bookstore will ship books within 48 hours via UPS ground. The shipping charges are US$6.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book. For additional information, refer to the bookstore's webpage.
    Visit UCF抯 Career Resource Center provides for information and assistance regarding job placement, employment listings, on-campus recruitment, federal government employment, statewide job fairs, career expos, interviewing techniques, resume writing, internships and other career planning issues. Even though you are a distance learner, it is possible to get a UCF photo ID card by mail. Your unique card identification numbers are needed to gain access to many of the restricted resources through the UCF library. Additional information is available at http://online.ucf.edu
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Online students are eligible for financial aid following the same policies and procedures as on-campus students. The financial aid office phone number is (407) 823-2827. The office can be reached by email at finaid@mail.ucf.edu. Please go to the financial aid UCF website for application forms.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Admission Requirements
    Students must be admitted to UCF and have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree from a Florida Community College or have completed the UCF General Education Requirements, including foreign language admission requirements. Students must be aware of the immunization and continuous enrollment policies of the university as described in the undergraduate catalog. Students must consult with a Liberal Studies advisor before entering the program.

     
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    Students must complete two subject area concentrations of 18 hours each, and one minor. There are a limited number of subject areas and minors that are completely online; many of them are listed at http://www.cas.ucf.edu/olis/distance . A complete online course of study can be determined only by consultation with an academic advisor.
    Students changing degree programs who select this major must adopt the most current catalog. Students must have declared a Liberal Studies major at least one semester before graduation. Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each required course in the restricted electives.

    University minimum exit requirements are: 2.0 UCF GPA; 60 semester hours earned after CLEP is awarded; 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed; 30 semester hours in regular course completed at UCF, a maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted; and completion of the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, the CLAST, foreign language requirements, and nine hours of Summer credit is applicable.
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    The Liberal Studies Advising team is available at 407-823-0144 or by e-mail at ls@mail.ucf.edu with the term "LS Online" in the subject line of the email.
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    See Credit Section.

     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    N/A
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    Students may combine online studies with UCF campus-based classes and subject area concentrations.
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    N/A
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
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