Degree Programs at Florida College

Florida College offers a rigorous higher education, taught through the lens of a biblical worldview. Our degree programs emphasize academic excellence and rigor built upon the foundation of the inerrant Word of God.

In addition to the Associate in Arts degree, Florida College offers bachelor’s degrees in the following fields of study.

The biblical studies program offers students intensive examination of biblical texts, languages and history, as well as systems of religious thought and the history of religious movements. The academic study of the Bible is blended with an emphasis on seeing and understanding the biblical message.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the biblical studies program, contact:

Dr. David McClister
Department Chair
mcclisterd@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x329

A major in New Testament provides a more intensive study of the New Testament and its literary, historical and cultural background. This major requires a two-year minimum of New Testament Greek.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the New Testament program, contact:

Dr. David McClister
Department Chair
mcclisterd@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x329

The biblical education major is designed to provide a practical emphasis in the study of the Bible by combining it with components in education and communication. It is intended for those who are interested in developing their skills in teaching the Bible to children, or men who are interested in teaching the Bible, preaching or doing other evangelistic work.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the biblical education program, contact:

Dr. David McClister
Department Chair
mcclisterd@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x329

The business administration program offers a range of business courses to prepare students for either a career in business or further graduate study. Students are required to take at least one course in multiple disciplines to learn a wide range of skills. The program stresses theoretical, analytical and practical skills to equip students for success in today’s business world.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the business administration program, contact:

Paul Greiving
Department Chair
greivingp@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x358

A specialization in management information systems is the latest addition to the business program. This specialization enables students to effectively pursue a career in applying information technologies in business and government environments.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the management information systems program, contact:

Paul Greiving
Department Chair
greivingp@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x358

The sports management specialization can be completed in the business program. This specialization prepares students by focusing on developing skills and knowledge necessary for careers in the sports industry.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the sports management program, contact:

Paul Greiving
Department Chair
greivingp@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x358

The communication program allows students to pursue either a career in communication or graduate study. Communication stresses the value of human relationships and teaches skills such as persuasion, argumentation and presentation. The program emphasizes both applied theory and practical skills, and prepares students to be leaders in their chosen career paths.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the communication program, contact:

Dr. Matt Johnson
Department Chair
johnsonm@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x324

The Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication offers a flexible choice for students interested in communication-oriented jobs in the business discipline. The program combines the study of communication with select courses in business.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the organizational communication program, contact:

Dr. Matt Johnson
Department Chair
johnsonm@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x324

The elementary education program prepares students to be professional educators in public or private elementary schools. The major leads to certification for teaching grades K through 6, including an ESOL endorsement certifying that graduates have special training to teach students for whom English is a second language.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the elementary education program, contact:

Tim Fannin
Department Chair
fannint@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x317

The English program provides students the opportunity to develop critical reading, thinking, analytical and communication skills through the study of American, British and world literatures, as well as English language studies.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the English program, contact:

Loretta Atherton
Program Coordinator
athertonl@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x301

Studying the past, especially the history of the western civilization and the United States, is foundational to an American liberal arts education. Focusing on social values, political institutions, intellectual forces, religious movements and individuals constituting our exceptional heritage comprises an academic endeavor simply essential to helping our students understand how all disciplines of learning are interrelated.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the history program, contact:

Dr. Brian Crispell
Academic Dean, Department Chair
crispellb@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x116

This concentration is an interdisciplinary program of study that aims to ground students in the values and virtues of our American civilization, animating its basic elements and solidifying its foundations. Students graduating with a degree in American civilization will be trained in research, writing and critical/analytical thinking, while studying the contextual foundation for our society.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the American civilization program, contact:

Dr. Brian Crispell
Academic Dean, Department Chair
crispellb@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x116

By emphasizing breadth of study rather than a single discipline, the liberal studies program encourages students to develop a broad understanding of a variety of disciplines, while they cultivate the abilities to read carefully, think critically, write precisely and speak effectively. Students in the liberal studies program acquire a deeper understanding of the past, of contemporary life, and of the relationship between the natural and social orders from both an academic and a biblical perspective. They also develop an appreciation for the traditions of the past, the peoples of the present, the opportunities of the future and the God who is over all.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the liberal studies program, contact:

Dr. Mark Bingham
Department Chair
binghamm@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x306

Students preparing for medical school or professional training in other health fields can customize an interdisciplinary program of study within the liberal studies program, selecting relevant upper-division courses in such disciplines as health sciences and behavioral science, as well as biblical literature. This Bachelor of Arts degree program offers students a unique combination of flexibility as they prepare for the medical school application process and for the appropriate admissions examinations.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the pre-professional health sciences program, contact:

Todd Chandler
Program Coordinator
chandlert@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x311

Students preparing for law school can customize an interdisciplinary program of study within the liberal studies program, selecting relevant upper-division courses in such disciplines as English, history and communication, as well as biblical literature. This degree offers students rich and diverse liberal arts education that emphasizes reasoning, critical thinking and communication skills.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the pre-law program, contact:

Dr. Mark Bingham
Department Chair
binghamm@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x306

The bachelor’s degree in music is a non-professional liberal arts degree for students who wish to study a general music curriculum. The program includes music theory, music history, conducting, music technology, applied music (private lessons) and participation in ensembles. Recipients of this degree may continue with graduate study in music, enter professional schools such as law or medicine, work in music-related fields such as publishing, retail business, recording, or arts management, or work in other fields not requiring a specific bachelor’s degree.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the music education program, contact:

Dr. Douglas Barlar
Department Chair
barlard@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x303

The Bachelor of Science in music education prepares students to meet state certification requirements for teaching music at all levels in schools. In addition to the courses required for the liberal studies music degree, the music education program includes coursework in professional education and music education culminating in a semester-long internship. Graduation requirements include passing grades on three Florida Teacher Certification Exams: the General Knowledge Test, the Professional Education Exam, and the Subject Area Exam for Music K–12.

View the Florida College Catalog for a complete listing of program requirements, including a sample graduation plan.

For more information about the music education program, contact:

Dr. Douglas Barlar
Department Chair
barlard@floridacollege.edu
813.588.9131 x303