Apr 13, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Academic Affairs



Academic Schools and Programs

Information regarding academic programming at the University is found on the following pages. Additional information may be obtained from the deans and department chairs of each academic school. The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify any course or to change instructors of courses as deemed necessary. Class locations are included on the registration schedules that are provided to students each Semester and are posted on the University’s website.

Degrees

Bethune-Cookman University confers the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the following major fields:

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

CIP*Codes

 
English  ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 23.0101  
English Education 6-12/ESOL …………………………………………………………….. 13.1305  
History …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54.0101  
International Studies/International Affairs  …………………………………………… 45.0901  
Liberal Studies……………………………………………………………… 24.0101  
Mass Communications  ………………………………………………………………………. 09.0102  
Music ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 50.0901  
Music Recording Technology  …………………………………………………………….. 50.0913  
Music Education K-12  ………………………………………………………………………. 13.1312  
Political Science  ……………………………………………………………………………….. 45.1001  
Religion and Philosophy  ……………………………………………………………………. 38.9999  
Social Science Education K-12  …………………………………………………………… 13.1318  
Sociology  ………………………………………………………………………………………… 45.1101  
Speech Communication  …………………………………………………………………….. 23.1001  

Bachelor of Science Degrees

   
Accounting  ………………………………………………………………………………………. 52.0301  
Aging Studies ……………………………………………………………… 30.1101  
Biology  ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 26.0101  
Biology Education 6-12  …………………………………………………………………….. 13.1322  
Business Administration  ……………………………………………………………………. 52.0201  
Business Education 6-12  ……………………………………………………………………. 13.1303  
Chemistry  ………………………………………………………………………………………… 40.0501  
Computer Engineering  ………………………………………………………………………. 14.0901  
Computer Information Systems  ………………………………………………………….. 11.0401  
Computer Science  …………………………………………………………………………….. 11.0701  
Criminal Justice  ……………………………………………………………………………….. 43.0199  
Elementary Education K-6/ESOL  ……………………………………………………….. 13.1202  
Finance……………………………………………………………………… 52.0801  
Hospitality Management  ……………………………………………………………………. 52.0904  
Information Systems Management…………………………………………. 52.0201  
Mathematics  …………………………………………………………………………………….. 27.0101  
Nursing (or with RN-BSN Track) ……………………………………………………….. 51.3801  
Physical Education K-12 ……………………………………………………………………. 13.1314  
Psychology  ………………………………………………………………………………………. 42.0101  

Masters of Science Degrees

(Refer to the current Graduate catalog for details)
Transformative Leadership  ………………………………………………………………… 52.0206  
Integrated Environmental Science  ………………………………………………………. 03.0104  
Counseling Psychology……………………………………………………… 42.0101  

Technology Resources

All residential halls are wired for access to the Internet. Personal computers, workstations, and specialized computing equipment, found in computing labs throughout campus, are available to all registered students. The University has a 24hr computer lab for students located in the Parlin Center, with faxing and color printing capabilities. Wireless Internet access is also throughout the campus, including all academic buildings and residential halls.

Students have access to computers that have a wide range of compatibilities, including personal computers that run the latest versions of Microsoft and Apple operating systems that are connected to the University’s academic computing network. All computer labs run the latest Microsoft Office, Adobe, and virus protection software.

A 300mb pipe connects the university to the Internet. All academic buildings on campus are connected to the network through fiber optics, providing Internet access to all academic buildings on campus.  The Center for Information Technology (CIT) provides email addresses, wildcat web and blackboard accounts for all registered students, faculty, and staff.

Students are urged to make maximum use of the computing equipment for preparing papers and for increasing their skills in computer science and computer information techniques. The CIT HelpDesk provides hardware, software and networking technical support for both residential hall students and commuting students.

Student Success Center

  • Academic Services
    • Individual and Group Advisement
    • Degree Planning
    • ASAP Appeals
    • Early Alert Monitoring
  • Career Services
    • Career and Graduate Fairs
    • Resume Critiques
    • Mock Interviewing
    • Employability Skills
    • Internships
    • Graduate School and Career Recruitment Sessions
  • Academic Support Services
    • Student Success Workshops
    • Resources and Referrals
  • Repository for Commonly Used Forms
    • Change of Major
    • Drop/Add
    • Graduation Audits
    • Transient Student Request
    • Course Overrides
    • Withdrawal
    • Grade Forgiveness
    • Course Substitutions
    • Independent Study

Referral Services

The Student Success Center will also serve as the main point of contact for referring students to academic resources on and off campus. In part, the SSC is designed to streamline academic protocols and processes by directing all students in the University towards the many support services provided in the Student Success Center and across campus. Referral services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Academic Schools
  • Athletics
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Financial Aid and Student Accounts
  • Health and Counseling Services
  • Honors College
  • Library
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Residence Life
  • Student Development

Honors College

Mission Statement

The mission of the Honors College is to provide students with exceptional educational and personal growth opportunities within the context of an active community of students and faculty that share a dedication to academic distinction and personal scholarly achievement. The Honors College provides conventional coursework, labs, intensive seminars, symposiums, conferences, workshops, field trips, internships, fellowships, honor societies, study-abroad, student selected research projects and service experiences in a curricular array suitable for students from their freshmen to senior year. The Honors College and its programs provide rigorous, creative, faculty-student engagement, a dedication to academic integrity, and community enrichment.

Philosophy of the Honors College

The Honors College is devoted to providing an array of formal and informal learning opportunities intended to deepen each student’s overall experience at Bethune-Cookman University. Our goal is to encourage interaction between students and faculty that stimulates intellectual and student self-growth. We are dedicated to working with the rest of the B-CU faculty to develop well-crafted curricula as the foundation for the Honors College.

To achieve this, the Honors College heightens the level of communications at B-CU by promoting and nurturing in Honors students a direction of intellectual quest, and an inspired approach to learning. The Honors College joins the larger University community in promoting the significance of life-long learning among its students, faculty, administration and staff.

Students in Honors College are Presidential, Excelsior and Merit Scholars. Also, students with 3.3 and above GPA with approval of the Dean of Honors College are considered for Honors College.

General Education Curriculum - Honors

EN 134-135 - College English I and II, Honors - 6 Hours
HON 201 - Honors Colloquium - 0 Hours
MAT 141 - College Algebra, Honors - 3 Hours
MAT 142 - College Mathematics, Honors - 3 Hours
MAT 143 - Applied Calculus I, Honors* - 3 Hours
MAT 144 - Applied Calculus II, Honors* - 3 Hours
RE 261 - Critical Reading, Honors - 3 Hours
RP 240 - Ethics, Honors - 3 Hours
BI 150 - General Biology*, Honors - 3 Hours
PH 240 - Physical Science*, Honors - 3 Hours
HI 140 - African-American History, Honors - 3 Hours
SC 240 - Introduction to Effective Oral Communication, Honors - 3 Hours
HU 233 - Romanticism to Contemporary Humanities, Honors - 3 Hours
RP 230 - Ethics, Honors - 3 Hours
RP 241- Religions of the World, Honors - 3 Hours

The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resources Center

The library collection contains over 140,000 volumes, as well as print and electronic periodicals, microforms and other electronic media. An online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) provides access to the library collection via the internet. The collection is housed in open stacks except for special collections.

The Library features a Local Area Network (LAN) with access to the Internet and subscribed online databases that include ProQuest, EBSCO, Britannica Online, JSTOR, Black Studies Center, CREDO, and others other prominent scholarly resources.

As a member of the Northeast Florida Library Network (NEFLIN), Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), Historically Black and Colleges and Universities Library Alliance, and LYRASIS, the Swisher Library has access to other resources and collections in Florida and around the country through consortia agreements and inter-library loan programs.

The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) also houses seven conference rooms for group study, an exhibition area, a Bibliographic Instructional (BI) lab for library instructional classes, and the university archives. Special collections include:  the Mary McLeod Bethune; the Attica Collection; and the Black Collection of books by and about Blacks. The archival area is the repository for documentary, photographic and other materials of historic value to the University and the community.  Although the Library provides wireless access for laptop computers, there are also 2 computer labs computers which have a total of 97 computers throughout the building.

The Carl S. Swisher Library/LRC serves as a major focus for improving learning, teaching, and research. It addresses the academic, administrative, and cultural needs of the University through the provision of resources identified above as well as consultative services offered to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Academic Computing

The Office of Academic Computing has established a Student Support Program that focuses on student success in the areas of technology use and support. Students also have access to computer labs throughout campus. Each computer lab has access to all necessary hardware and software used for instruction at B-CU. Students receive training on the use of Blackboard through their instructor. Students are also offered several training opportunities with software that is used in their courses. Students may also request one-on-one training through Academic Computing.

Career and Program Services

The Office of Career and Programs Services provides individual and group career based sessions assisting students in the career development process. Our area offers career assessment inventories, employability skills sessions, such as Resume Writing, Mock Interviewing, Networking, Internships, The Job Application Process and many others.

Recruiters and Human Resource Professionals also facilitate career/internship sessions providing essential information regarding their companies and other professional development initiatives.

A Graduate School Fair is held in the Fall and our annual Career Fair in the Spring. Preparation sessions are held prior to each event.

Among the services provided is graduate school counseling, a service by which students are advised on the process of applying for and obtaining graduate study.