The general A.A. degree is available to students who have met the following requirements:
Students who meet these requirements do not automatically receive the A.A. degree. Students must apply for the degree in the First Year Advising Center (see Academic Calendar for submission deadlines). The A.A. degree will not be awarded in the same semester that the baccalaureate degree is awarded or in any semester following the completion of the baccalaureate degree.
In addition to the general Associate in Arts degree, the University of West Florida also offers A.A. specializations for students interested in Pre-Engineering and in Pre-Pharmacy.
The University offers two bachelor's degree programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Students interested in either of these programs should review the information under Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering in this catalog or contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Additionally, the University offers several related programs in Computer Science and Physics. Please consult their program descriptions in this catalog.
Students who are interested in exploring the field of engineering or pursuing a baccalaureate engineering degree in fields not offered at the University of West Florida should complete this Pre-Engineering Specialization. Completion will result in the student earning an Associate of Arts while simultaneously maximizing the number of credits that apply to the various engineering programs in the State University System of Florida. Students planning to transfer to an institution outside the State University System should discuss with their advisor the specific transfer requirements for that school.
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The A.A. specialization in Pre-Pharmacy is intended to prepare students for admission to Pharmacy School. Prospective students need to be aware that some biology lab courses involve the use of live animals. Students may wish to seek details from course instructors before enrolling.
In addition to the requirements, students seeking the A.A. specialization in Pre-Pharmacy must satisfy the Associate of Arts degree requirements as listed in the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
Students may complete the A.A. specialization in Pre-Pharmacy or complete the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Science/Pre-Pharmacy for consideration for admission into a PharmD program. Students should stay in close contact with their academic advisor to plan the curriculum and to address other factors affecting admission. See the applicable section of this catalog for details.
For more information about the Associate of Arts Specialization in Pre-Pharmacy