Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Academic Partnerships & Transfer - Articulation Agreements


 

4+1 MBA Program

Florida Polytechnic University and Florida Southern College have come together to provide students a smooth pathway to an MBA. This program provides all undergraduate students the opportunity to complete the Florida Southern College MBA program in one academic year, after receiving their bachelor’s degree from Florida Poly. Florida students can choose from the Online MBA or the Saturday-Hybrid MBA, with the admission criteria being the same for either program. 

Program Benefits

  1. Streamlined admission process
  2. No application fee
  3. Accelerated degree plan
  4. GMAT Waiver available
  5. Waiver of the MBA Foundation Course (BUS 6010) for all FPU students admitted to the FSC 4+1 MBA program

Admission Requirements

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. GMAT of 500 or above or GRE equivalent
  3. Waiver of GMAT available for a GPA above 3.25
  4. Wavier of the TOEFL
  5. Completed application

Admissions Process

Florida Poly incoming freshmen and transfers will be awarded automatic admission to the Florida Southern MBA program, provided they meet the following conditions:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 throughout their undergraduate degree program.
  2. Remain in good academic standing, making satisfactory academic progress, and enroll full-time each term.
  3. Remain in good standing with the Florida Poly student code of conduct.

Students may apply for the program in the Fall of their junior year and can be accepted as an early admission to the MBA program.

Admitted 4+1 MBA students will be allowed to complete 9 credit hours of graduate work prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree at Florida Polytechnic University. Course options include the core courses

  • BUS 6360 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 6460 - Marketing Strategy
  • BUS 6560 - International Business
  • and MBA electives

The Degree Plan & Schedule

The following 33 credit hour degree plan applies to the Online MBA and Saturday-Hybrid MBA.

MBA Core (21 credit hours):
  • BUS 6360 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 6460 - Marketing Strategy
  • BUS 6560 - International Business
  • BUS 6660 - Economic Decision Making
  • BUS 6760 - Financial Management
  • BUS 6860 - Data Analytics
  • BUS 6960 - Strategic Management
Electives (12 credit hours):
  • Choose from a variety of exciting and industry applicable electives
Degree Schedule

Term

Courses

Credit Hours

Format

Junior - Spring Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

Senior - Fall Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

Senior - Fall Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

MBA - Summer Term

2 MBA Core Courses or Elective

6 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

MBA - Fall Term

3 MBA Core Courses or Elective

9 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

MBA - Spring Term

BUS 6960 & 2 MBA Core Courses or Elective

9 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

This schedule illustrates an accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year, but Florida Poly students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.

Special Agreements

Florida Polytechnic University works with State and Community Colleges to develop special agreements for students from those institutions for some or all of our programs. Presently, the University has an agreement with Polk State College for all of Florida Poly’s programs, and an agreement with South Florida State College for Electrical Engineering. Students at these institutions must work with their college advisors to learn more about these opportunities and ensure they are on the right path to maximize their transfer experience.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: The following agreements with SFSC and Polk State are currently under review to expand opportunities for students. Future changes will err on the side of being more inclusive. Students planning to enter fall 2022 under one of these agreements as published will be able to do so.

Polk State College

Specific standards for admissions must be met to ensure full access to the agreement; however, if other admissions standards are met, the following general equivalencies will pertain.

Two-plus-Two Program-Business Analytics

This addendum applies to Bachelor of Science, Business Analytics (Plan of Study). Students completing the core transfer and articulated courses below will be accepted into Florida Poly (providing all other requirements are met) with 60 credits left to complete their degree.

Polk State College course(s)

CR

Course(s)/Credits Accepted at Florida Poly

CR

Communications

ENC X101 English 1

3

ENC X101 English 1

3

ENC X 102 English 2

3

ENC X 102 English 2

3

Mathematics

MAC X311* Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

5*

MAC X311* Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

4

STA 2023 Introduction to Probability & Statistics (or Statistics 1)

3

STA 2023 Introduction to Probability & Statistics (or Statistics 1)

3

Natural Sciences

CHM 1045C

4

CHM X045 General Chemistry I

3

CHM X045L General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

Any non-lab science

3

Biology or Environmental Science

3

HLP 1081 Wellness Concepts

2

Lab credit

1

Humanities

HUM 2020

3

HUM 2020

3

LIT 1000

3

LIT 2000

3

Humanities Course

 

3

Humanities Course/Social Science (rec AMH 2020)

3

Social Sciences

ECO 2023 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 2023 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 2013 Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECO 2013 Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

Total Gen Ed

36*

Total Gen Ed

36

 

Electives

*2 credits of Calculus applied to PSC electives

2*

 

0

SLS 1122 - First-Year Seminar

3

EGN 1006 - Career Design for STEM Disciplines

1

ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting

4

FIN 2000 - Introduction to Business Finance

3

ACG 2071 - Managerial Accounting

3

ACG 2020 - Accounting for Managers

3

CGS 1100 - Computer Applications for Business

3

CGS 1100 - Computer Information Technology & Applications

2

BUL 2241 - Law, Public Policy, Negotiation and Business

3

BUL 2241 - Law, Public Policy, Negotiation and Business

3

Extra 1 credit hour from each of the following: MAC 2311; ACG 2021; CGS 1100.

Note: only counted as equivalent for students having completed these three courses and/or 2+2 completers.

3

IDS 1380 - Foundational Lessons in Applications of Mathematics

3

COP 2224 - Programming in C++

3

COP 2271 - Introduction to Computation and Programming

3

 

Total Electives

24

Total Electives

18

 

Additional Credits to get 2+2

Credit Differential from above courses:

–1 credit, HLP 1081, Wellness…

–2 credits, SLS 1122, FY seminar

–COP 1000 - Introduction to Programming

6

Business Analytics Electives:

Credits earned at PSC in excess of credit-hour offerings for articulated courses at Poly will be applied to the 6 credits of Business Analytics program electives.

6

 

 

 

 

Total Program

60

Total for Transfer

60

 

 

 

 

Engineering (ABET) and Related Programs

The guiding document for this agreement is section II-D of the Florida Common Prerequisites Manual for 2018 - 2019 (CPM.II-D), which specifies the tenets governing the transfer of students from state colleges to universities for undergraduate engineering programs.

(See complete manual: https://dlss.flvc.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=4f8695e3-1adc-4631-9e89-9c26fc145b54

Or specifically section II-D.: https://dlss.flvc.org/documents/210036/666312/2016-2017+Common+Prerequisites+Manual+Engineering+Programs.pdf/cc7e2dee-0cd3-4e5e-b16a-8f00ef89d938.)

For purposes of this agreement, “engineering programs” applies to all programs delivered at Florida Poly with the term “engineering” in the degree name and programs for which the university is seeking or currently holds accreditation through one of the accrediting commissions of ABET.org. These programs are bound by the terms of their accreditation to ensure that all courses accepted into the program meet expectations of the accrediting agency and are articulated according to program and university policy. This includes ensuring appropriate prerequisites are met, faculty credentials are appropriate to the courses taught, and course content is sufficiently similar in topics and rigor.

Students completing the 48 hours of common prerequisites will be admitted to Florida Poly engineering programs provided they meet minimum grade requirements.

Limitations

Per tenet #4 of the Common Prerequisites Manual: If a student had to take additional mathematics courses prior to becoming eligible for the initial calculus course listed in the 48 hours, those courses will count toward the A.A. degree, but will be over and above the prescribed number of hours for the bachelor’s in engineering. Similarly, if a student takes foreign language courses at the community college to meet the SUS admissions requirement, those hours will count toward the A.A. but will be outside of the hours for the bachelor’s in engineering. If a student takes the foreign language courses (required for admission) at the university instead of the community college, excess hour surcharges may apply. In addition, credits earned above the 60 hours required for the A.A. degree may not apply toward the bachelor’s degree.

Core Transfer Credits Accepted by Florida Poly

The following common engineering articulation courses should be completed at Polk State College as part of the College’s general education program (CPM.II-D.).

Communications

ENC X101

English I

3 credits

ENC X 102

English II

3 credits

Mathematics

MAC X311*

Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

4 credits

MAC X312*

Calculus II with Analytical Geometry

4 credits

MAC X313*

Calculus III with Analytical Geometry

4 credits

MAP X302

Differential Equations

3 credits

(*or MAC X281, MAC X282, MAC X283)

 

Natural Sciences

CHM X045**

General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHM X045L**

General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

PHY X048

Physics I

3 credits

PHY X048L

Physics I Laboratory

1 credit

PHY X049

Physics II

3 credits

PHY X049L

Physics II Laboratory

1 credit

(** or CHS X440 Chemistry for Engineers)

 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities Courses

6 credits

Social Science Courses

6 credits

Humanities or Social Sciences (see next section)***

3 credits

 

 

Total

48

Articulated Courses

The following additional credits earned while pursuing the AA at Polk State College may also be applied to the student’s chosen program at Florida Poly:

Polk State College courses

Florida Poly courses

SLS 1122 - First-Year Seminar: 3 credits

EGN 1006 - Career Design for STEM Disciplines: 1 credit

COP 2224 - Programming in C++: 3 credits

COP 2271 - Introduction to Computation and Programming: 3

 

 

Possible Additional Credits

4

South Florida State College Transfers to the B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Florida Poly

Electrical Engineering Plan of Study  

 

South Florida State College Plan of Study

 

Florida Poly

Equivalents

Credit Hours Applied

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Semester 1

 

16 credits

 

12 credits

 

CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L -

Chemistry 1 w/ Lab (4)

 

PHY 2048 -

Physics 1 w/ Lab (5)

 

PHY 2048 -

Physics 1 w Lab (4)

4

ENC 1101 -

English Composition 1 (3)

 

ENC 1101 -

English Composition 1 (3)

 

ENC 1101 -

English Composition 1 (3)

3

IDS 1380 -

Foundational Lessons in Applications of Mathematics (3)

 

ETI 1843 -

Motors & Controls (3)

 

None

0

MAC 2311 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (4)

 

MAC 2311 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (4)

 

MAC 2311 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (4)

4

EGN 1006 - Career Design for STEM Disciplines (1)

 

SLS 1106 -

First-Year Experience (1)

 

EGN 1006 - Career Design for STEM Disciplines (1)

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Semester 2

 

15 credits

 

11/12 credits

 

**COP 2271 -

Intro to Computation and Programming (3)

       None 0

EGN 1007 -

Concepts and Methods (1)

 

ETS 1542 -

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (3)

 

EGN 1007 -

Concepts and Methods for Engineering and Computer Science (1), if ETS 1535 is not taken.

1

ENC 2210 -

Technical Writing (3)

 

ENC 2210 -

Technical Writing (3)

 

ENC 2210 -

Technical Writing (3)

3

MAC 2312 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4)

 

MAC 2312 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4)

 

MAC 2312 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4)

4

PHY 2048 -

Physics 1 w Lab (4)

 

PHY 2049 -

Physics 2 w/ Lab (5)

 

PHY 2049 -

Physics 2 w Lab (4)

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER

 

3 credits

 

3 credits

 
   

PHI 2110 -

Intro to Philosophy (3)

 

PHI 2110 -

Intro to Philosophy (3)

3

 

 

Year 2 Semester 1

 

14 credits

 

11/12 credits

 

EEL 3702C - Digital Logic Design (3)

 

ETS 1535 -

Automated Process Control (3)

  None

0

MAC 2313 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (4)

 

MAC 2313 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (4)

 

MAC 2313 -

Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (4)

4

PHY 2049 -

Physics 2 w Lab (4)

 

CHM 2045 -

Chemistry 1 w/ Lab (4)

 

CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 w/ Lab (4)

4

Social Science–GE (3)

 

POS 1041 -

American Gov’t (3)

 

SocSci/History/Civics Elective (3)

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Semester 2

 

12 credits

 

9 credits

 

EEL 3111 & EEL 3111L -

Circuits 1 & Lab (4)

 

Social Sciences Elective (3)

 

None

0

IDS 2144 - Legal, Ethical & Management Issues in Technology (3)

 

ETS 2604 -

Robotics Applications (3)

 

IDS 1380 -

Introduction to STEM (3)

3

Humanities or Social Science Elective (3)

 

ARH 2000 -

Art Appreciation (3)

 

Humanities Elective (3)

3

MAP 2302 -

Differential Equations (3)

 

MAP 2302 -

Differential Equations (3)

 

MAP 2302 -

Differential Equations (3)

3

MAS 3105 -

Linear Algebra (3)

      None 0

CREDITS

 

60

 

47

47

*ETS 1535 is also a suitable substitute for EGN 1007 for one credit.

**Students intending to enroll at Florida Poly may wish to take COP 2271 at Florida Poly in a summer session. Successful completion of Calculus 1 is a pre-requisite to COP 2271.

Other State Colleges

Florida Poly has reviewed degree pathways for A.A.-earning students and other students at these three institutions. The following is the University’s best approximation of transferable credits based on each institution’s published pathways. Students will want to confer with our Admissions team, working with the Academic Success Center and Registrar’s Office to determine transferable credit. 

Students who do not complete the A.A. but transfer to Florida Poly may be awarded the A.A. retroactively via reverse transfer mechanisms, subject to Board of Governor’s Rules, and student consent.

Hillsborough Community College

Transferable credits that apply to a Florida Poly degree are shown in the table below.

HCC Engineering Pathway

Typically, 45 hours transfer as applicable to degree. Up to 52 credits may transfer depending on program choice, add-on certificate, and other factors.

On HCC Pathway

Applied to Florida Poly Degree

Year 1 - First Semester

 

 SLS 1106-First Year Experience Orientation (3)

Equivalent identified (3)

ENC 1101 - English Composition I (3)

ENC 1101-English Composition I (3)

MAC 2311 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5)

MAC 2311- Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1; (4)

Biological Science General Education (3-4)

May be applied, depending on degree program choice and/or program elective space, 3-4 credits

Year 1 - Second Semester

 

CHM 2045 - General Chemistry 

CHM 2045- Chemistry 1 (3)

CHM 2045L - General Chemistry Lab

Equivalent course, 1 credit applied CHM 2045L- Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)

ENC 1102 - English Composition II

 ENC 2210 - Technical Writing (3)

MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5)

 MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (4)

Year 1 - Third Semester (summer)

 

Humanities requirement

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Behavioral Science/History/Economics Gen.ed.

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

History General Education

AMH 2020- American History Since 1877 (3)

Year 2 - First Semester

 

MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus III (5)

 MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 3 (4)

PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L - General Physics w/ Calculus I (3) & Laboratory (1)

 PHY 2049 - Physics 2 (3) and PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory (1)

PHY 2053 (3) and PHY 2053L (1) - General Physics I w/ Lab

Equivalent courses, 4 credits applied

SPC 1608 Public Speaking (3)

None

Year 2 - Second Semester

 

MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

 MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

PHY 2049and PHY 2049L - General Physics w/ Calculus II (3) & Laboratory (1)  

 PHY 2049 - Physics 2 (3) & PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory (1)

PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L - General Physics I w/ Lab

Equivalent course, 4 credits applied

Humanities General Education (3)

May be applied to Florida Poly Applied Liberal Studies Certificate

 

HCC Computer Science Pathway

Typically, 45 transferable credits apply to the degree at Florida Poly. Additional credits up to a total of 52 may be applied to Florida Poly programs.

On HCC Pathway

Applied to Florida Poly Degree

Year 1 - First Semester

 

ENC 1101 - English Composition I

 ENC 1101 - English Composition 1 (3)

 CGS 1000 Introduction to Computers and Technology

None

Year 1 - Second Semester

 

CHM 2045 - General Chemistry (3)

 CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 (3)

CHM 2045L - General Chemistry Lab (1)

CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)

ENC 1102 - English Composition II (3)

 ENC 2210 - Technical Writing (3)

MAC 2311 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5)

 MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (4)

Year 1 - Third Semester (summer)

 

Humanities requirement

 Equivalent identified; 3 credits may be applied

Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education

Social Science Course equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

History General Education (3)

 AMH 2020- American History Since 1877 (3)

COP 1000- Programming Logic (3)

None

Year 2 - First Semester

 

MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5)

  MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (4)

PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L(1) - General Physics w/ Calculus II (3) & Laboratory (1)

  PHY 2048 - Physics 1 (3) &  PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory (1)

Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education

Equivalent courses, 3 credits applied

Year 2 - Second Semester

 

MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

  MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L - General Physics w/ Calculus II (3) & Laboratory (1)

  PHY 2049 - Physics 2 (3) &  PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory (1) 

MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus III

Equivalent course, 4 credits applied to elective or other advanced math requirement

Humanities General Education

May be applied to Florida Poly Applied Liberal Studies Certificate

Year 3- Third Semester (Summer)

 

IDS 2891-Connections (1)

NONE

SPC 1680- Public Speaking (3)

NONE

Biological Science General Education (3-4)

NONE

Humanities General Education

NONE

Elective Course - select 1 (3):

COP 1030-Intoduction to Python (3)

COP 1220-Programming in C- (3)

COP 2800- Java Programming (3)

COP 2224-Programming in C++ (3)

COP 2360- Programming in C# (3)

COP 2805C-Java Advanced (3)

NONE

 

 

 

Valencia College

Valencia Engineering Pathway

Typically, 46 credits hours will transfer and are applicable to the Florida Poly degree and as many as 53 credits may be applicable in the engineering pathway.

On Valencia Pathway

Applied to Florida Poly Degree

Term 1

 

SLS 1122 - New Student Experience (3)

1 credit applied

ENC 1101 - Freshman Composition I (3)

 ENC 1101 - English Composition 1(3)

Social Science Core

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Term 2

 

ENC 1102 - Freshman Composition II (3)

 ENC 2210 - Technical Writing (3)

Humanities Core

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

SPC - Speech/Communication Course

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Term 3

 

Humanities Institutional

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied 

Term 4

 

Social Science Institutional

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

MAC 2311 - Calc w/Analytical Geometry I (4)

 MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (4)

CHM 1045C - Gen Chem. w/ Qual Analysis (4)

 CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 (3) & CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)

Term 5

 

MAC 2312 - Calc w/ Analytical Geometry II (4)

 MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (4)

PHY 2048C - General Physics w/ Calculus I

 PHY 2048 - Physics 1 (3) & PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory (1)

Term 6

 

MAC 2313 - Calc w/ Analytical Geometry III (4)

 MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 3 (4)

PHY 2049C - General Physics w/ Calculus II

 PHY 2049 - Physics 2 (3) & PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory (1)

Notes & Other Courses offered at

Valencia and Applicable to Fl.Poly

 

MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

 MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

EGN 1007C - Concepts and Methods (1)

 EGN 1007 - Concepts & Methods for Engineering & Computer Science (1)

COP 2220C - C Programming (3)

 COP 2271 - Introduction to Computation & Programming (3)


Valencia Computer Science Pathway

Typically, 45 credits transfer and apply to the degree at Florida Poly. Depending on the student’s background, an additional 8 credits may also apply for a total of 53 credits toward the Florida Poly degree.

On Valencia Pathway

Applied to Florida Poly Degree

Term 1

 

SLS 1122 - New Student Experience

1 credit applied[JK1] 

ENC 1101 - Freshman Composition I (3)

 ENC 1101 - English Composition 1(3)

Social Science Core

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Term 2

 

ENC 1102 - Freshman Composition II

 ENC 2210 - Technical Writing (3)

Humanities Core

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Science Sequence listed in CPPs

Equivalent identified; 4 credits applied (CPP)

Term 3

 

Science Sequence listed in CPPs

Equivalent identified; 4 credits applied 

Term 4

 

Humanities Institutional

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

MAC 2311 - Calc w/Analytical Geometry I 

 MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (4)

SPC - Speech/Communication Course

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied [JK2] 

Term 5

 

MAC 2312 - Calc w/ Analytical Geometry II (4)

 MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (4)

PHY 2048C - General Physics w/ Calculus I (4)

 PHY 2048 - Physics 1 (3) & PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory (1)

COP 2220C - C Programming (3)

 COP 2271 - Introduction to Computation & Programming (3)

Social Science Institutional

Equivalent identified; 3 credits applied

Term 6

 

PHY 2049C - General Physics w/ Calc II (4)

 PHY 2049 - Physics 2 (3) & PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory (1)

Notes & Other Courses offered at

Valencia and Applicable to Fl.Poly

 

MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

 MAP 2302 - Differential Equations (3)

EGN 1007C - Concepts and Methods (1)

 EGN 1007 - Concepts & Methods for Engineering & Computer Science (1)