DEGREE PROGRAMS

Contact

Marolyn Welch

Academic Dean

903.589.7112

mwelch@jacksonville-college.edu

 

Jodye Jay

Registrar

903.541.4099

registrar@jacksonville-college.edu

 

Earn your Associate Degree in 60 credit hours!

 

Jacksonville College offers three areas of academic study: Associate Degree, Junior College Diploma, and Continuing Education.

 

The Associate Degree program is designed to provide the basic courses for the first two years of undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. Students in this program would normally choose a "major" field of study and select elective courses related to the major.

 

The Junior College Diploma program may be terminal but also allows a student who lacks some of the course requirements for an Associate Degree to receive a diploma and graduate from Jacksonville College.

 

The Continuing Education program offers regularly scheduled classes and special short courses to the public for non-college credit. Ten hours of course time will be counted as one (1.0) Continuing Education Unit (C.E.U.).

 

 

Associate Degree

CIP 24.0199 Liberal Arts and Sciences General Studies and Humanities

Jacksonville College subscribes to the Texas Common Course Numbering System. The purpose of the system is to assist students who are transferring between participating institutions. The system utilizes single course alphabetic prefixes and numbers to identify freshmen and sophomore level courses that are common among member colleges and universities.

 

Jacksonville College courses that are not a part of the common course numbering system may transfer as equivalent courses or electives. The student should consult the Registrar's Office of the transfer institution for confirmation of transferability of these courses.

The semester hour is the basis for credit at Jacksonville College in which a credit hour is at least one hour of direct instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester.  The same equivalencies apply to shorter terms such as winter, maymester and summer. See SACSCOC Credit Hour Policy for further information.

 

Jacksonville College offers an Associate Degree in Arts and/or Science. The degree program is structured from the Texas Core Curriculum of mandated courses by the state of Texas to earning an accredited associate degree.

 

Course names and descriptions can be found in the Jacksonville College Course Catalog.

 

Associate of Science Degree - 60 Hours

I. General Requirements (49-51 hrs)

Communication (9-10 hrs)

-- ENGL 1301 or 1401

-- ENGL 1302

Choose one of the following:

-- SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, 1321

 

Fine Arts (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ARTS 1301

-- DRAM 1310

-- MUSI 1306

Government (6 hrs)

-- GOVT 2305

-- GOVT 2306

American History (6 hrs)

-- HIST 1301

-- HIST 1302

Humanities (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ENGL 2307, 2322, 2323, 2333, 2341

-- DRAM 2361, 2362

-- HIST 2301, 2321, 2322

-- HUMA 1301, 2323

-- PHIL 1304, 2306, 2321

-- SPAN 2311, 2312

Mathematics (3-4 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 1414, 1442, 2413, 2414

Natural Sciences (6-8 hrs)

Choose two of the following:

-- AGRI 1407, 1415, 1419

-- BIOL 1322, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2420

-- CHEM 1411, 1412

-- GEOL 1303, 1304

-- PHYS 1405

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ECON 2301, 2302

-- GEOG 1303

-- PSYC 2301, 2314, 2319

-- SOCI 1301, 1306

Religion (6 hrs)

Choose two of the following:

-- RELI 1301, 1302, 1311, 1312, 2301, 2302, 2322, 2331

Physical Education (1 hr)

Choose one PHED course worth 1 hour

Learning Frameworks (3 hrs)

-- EDUC 1300

 

II. Electives (9-11 hrs, or remaining hours after General Requirements)

 

Required for Associate of Science Degree: 12 hours of sophomore-level courses and 15 hours taken at Jacksonville College (resident hours)

Associate of Arts Degree - 60 Hours

I. General Requirements (49-51 hrs)

Communication (9-10 hrs)

-- ENGL 1301 or 1401

-- ENGL 1302

Choose one of the following:

-- SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, 1321

 

Fine Arts (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ARTS 1301

-- DRAM 1310

-- MUSI 1306

Government (6 hrs)

-- GOVT 2305

-- GOVT 2306

American History (6 hrs)

-- HIST 1301

-- HIST 1302

Humanities (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ENGL 2307, 2322, 2323, 2333, 2341

-- DRAM 2361, 2362

-- HIST 2301, 2321, 2322

-- HUMA 1301, 2323

-- PHIL 1304, 2306, 2321

-- SPAN 2311, 2312

Mathematics (3-4 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 1414, 1442, 2413, 2414

Natural Sciences (6-8 hrs)

Choose two of the following:

-- AGRI 1407, 1415, 1419

-- BIOL 1322, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2420

-- CHEM 1411, 1412

-- GEOL 1303, 1304

-- PHYS 1405

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)

Choose one of the following:

-- ECON 2301, 2302

-- GEOG 1303

-- PSYC 2301, 2314, 2319

-- SOCI 1301, 1306

Religion (6 hrs)

Choose two of the following:

-- RELI 1301, 1302, 1311, 1312, 2301, 2302, 2322, 2331

Physical Education (1 hr)

Choose one PHED course worth 1 hour

 

Learning Frameworks (3 hrs)

-- EDUC 1300

 

Foreign Language (6 hrs)

Choose two of the following:

-- SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312

 

II. Electives (9-11 hrs, or remaining hours after General Requirements)

 

Required for Associate of Arts Degree: 12 hours of sophomore-level courses and 15 hours taken at Jacksonville College (resident hours)

Junior College Diploma - 60 hours

I. General Requirements (6-7 hrs)

Communication (6-7 hrs)

-- ENGL 1301 or 1401

-- ENGL 1302

 

II. Electives (53-54 hrs)

 

Required for Junior College Diploma: 15 hours taken at Jacksonville College (resident hours)

 

General Education Learning Outcomes for Jacksonville College

Information Literacy Skills

Jacksonville College graduates should be able to apply principles of information literacy to engage in research, analyze evidence, and form conclusions/judgments to meet specific course requirements and develop skills for lifelong learning.

Communication/Presentation Skills

Jacksonville College graduates should be able to formulate and organize ideas resulting in purposeful presentations, which increase knowledge, foster understanding, and affect the attitudes, values, and beliefs of themselves and others.

Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Reading and Writing Collegiate Level Competencies

Jacksonville College graduates will demonstrate collegiate level competencies that meet or exceed the national norms as evidenced by scored responses on a standardized assessment.

Jacksonville College Student Achievement Objectives Linked with Strategic Plan 2020

 

Continuing Education

Current Course Offerings:

 

 

Graduation

Students may graduate on any of three annual dates in May, December or August. Specific dates are given in the Academic Calendar and on the Registrar’s Page on the college website.  A formal graduation commencement ceremony is held each May at the close of the spring semester.

 

Application For Graduation

A student must file a completed graduation application by the by the specified dates listed on the Academic Calendar for each of the three annual graduation times. Graduation applications are available online. The necessary fees must be paid at the time the application is submitted.

A student may apply for one of the following: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Junior College Diploma. If a student qualifies for one of the Associate degrees, the other Associate degree may be obtained only with the successful completion of an additional 15 hours in residence. Students who lack 9 hours or less for graduation and who provide assurance that those courses will be completed by the end of the ensuing long semester may also participate in the May commencement ceremony.

Diplomas may be picked up at the front desk of the Business Office once they are available. Diplomas will be mailed to those who elect that option on the graduation application.

 

​Students applying for graduation also need to complete an Alumni Information Form and either mail to Alumni Relations at 105 B.J. Albritton Drive Jacksonville, TX 75766; submit it in person to the front desk of the Business Office, scan and email to jgalyean@jacksonville-college.edu or faxed to (903) 586-0743. If faxed in, please call (903) 586-2518 to verify fax delivery.

​Graduation Degree Audit

Students need to request a graduation degree audit online with the link provided or from the forms outside of the Office of the Registrar prior to registering for their last semester courses. Degree audits will be shared with the appropriate advisor and student on Google Drive via the student’s college email account as they are completed. Your advisor will not be able to help you register for your last semester classes until they have a degree audit from the Registrar.

 

General Requirements For Graduation
  1. The student must satisfy all college admission requirements, including the submission of all college transcripts.

  2. The student must complete and submit an Application to Receive Associate Degree and must fulfill degree requirements as set forth in the current Jacksonville College Catalog under which he or she is applying to graduate.

  3. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. This includes all courses taken at Jacksonville College and all courses officially transferable to Jacksonville College from another institution. If a course is repeated, the semester hour credit is counted only once. The higher grade of the repeated course is used for grade-point average calculation.

  4. A maximum of two (2) semester hours of physical education activity classes may be counted toward graduation.

  5. The student must make satisfactory settlement of all financial accounts.

  6. The student must receive the unanimous approval of the administration and Board of Trustees.

  7. If graduating in May, the student must participate in the May commencement ceremony unless granted a waiver by the Academic Dean. The student must submit a waiver request to the Academic Dean asking for permission to be excused.

  8. Graduates in August and December may choose to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony and will need to visit the Mr. Cumbee in Admissions for their cap and gown at the time of their application for graduation.

  9. Students who complete their coursework in Winter Term will have their degrees conferred in May.  Students who complete their coursework in Maymester or Summer Terms will have their degrees conferred in August.

  10. Developmental courses in reading, writing and mathematics do not count toward the 60 semester hours of credit requirements. These courses are recognizable because the number begins with a 0.  For example: MATH 0406 is a developmental course that does not count toward graduation requirements.

 

Graduation Honors
  • To graduate Cum Laude (Honor), the student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4000 or more with no grade lower than a “C” included in the average.

  • To graduate Magna Cum Laude (High Honor), the student must complete at least 15 semester residence hours at Jacksonville College and earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8000 or more with no grade lower than a “C” included in the average.

  • To graduate Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honor), the student must complete at least 15 semester residence hours at Jacksonville College and earn a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0000.

Reverse Transfer

Reverse transfer is for students who have already transferred to another two-year or four-year institution without having earned an associate degree at Jacksonville College. Reverse transfer allows students to transfer credits earned at other institutions back to Jacksonville College. The courses taken at other institutions are reviewed by JC who determines if the combination of credits earned meet the requirements for an associate degree by completing a degree audit. More information can be found here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

105 B.J. Albritton Drive

Jacksonville, TX 75766

Phone 903.586.2518

Fax 903.586.0743

Jacksonville College exists to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning.

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