Florida State College at Jacksonville Growing to be Real Contender Among Florida's Higher Education Choices
by Donny Mak
on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 1:00am.
Florida State College at Jacksonville located in Baymeadows area plans to start three more bachelor's degree programs this year in addition to the seven already in place, extending the reach of the 45-year-old institution into the community. Once the school gains approval from the state, FSCJ will offer bachelor's degrees in business administration, behavioral sciences and converged communications, starting first quarter 2012...
Of the three, Converged Communications is one of the newest disciplines out there. It teaches communications in the new media/digital age, with the merger of the ever expanding avenues of news delivery, including print, broadcast, internet and social media.
FSCJ currently offers seven bachelor's degrees -- computer systems networking and telecommunications; fire science management; information technology management; public safety management; supervision and management; early childhood education; and nursing.
Four years ago, the former Florida Community College of Jacksonville (FCCJ) decided to take the ultimate step and offer baccalaureate degrees. Then Governor Charlie Crist signed the Florida College System bill that went into law in June, 2009. The college has 85,000 students, now a traditional four-year college with open access at the freshman level.