Degree Options

Whether you’re interested in earning a bachelor's degree at SF, looking to enter directly into a career in two years or less, or planning to transfer to a university, Santa Fe College has a track to get you there. We also offer non-degree college prep, community and continuing education.

 

Degree Options

Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor's Degrees

B.S. / B.A.S. Degree

Santa Fe College offers two types of bachelor's degrees, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), which require the completion of at least 120 credit hours of coursework, including 36 hours of general education courses and 30 hours of upper division courses. In addition, the bachelor's degree requires competency in a foreign language, a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all courses attempted and completion of at least 25% of all upper division credit hours at SF. The bachelor's degree usually requires two years for completion beyond the A.A. or A.S. degree.

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts

A.A. Degree

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is the basic university transfer degree and the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Every A.A. graduate from the Florida College System will be granted admission to a Florida university under Florida Statute1007.23. However, admission to a specific university or upper division program is not guaranteed. The A.A. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 36 hours of general education courses), competency in a foreign language, mastery of college-level competencies in communication and computation, a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all courses attempted, and completion of at least 25% of all A.A. credit hours at SF. 

Associate of Science

Associate of Science

A.S. Degree

An Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is a career education degree designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Some A.S. degrees transfer into specific upper division programs. The A.S. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 15 hours of general education courses), a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all courses attempted, and completion of at least 25% of all A.S. credit hours at SF. The A.S. degree usually requires one year of prerequisite course work and one to two years in the program for a total of two to three years for completion.

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Associate of Applied Science

A.A.S. Degree

An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year, career education degree designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. The A.A.S. degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework (including 15 hours of general education courses), a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all courses attempted and completion of at least 25% of all A.A.S. credit hours at SF. The A.A.S. degree usually requires one year of prerequisite course work and one to two years in the program for a total of two to three years for completion, but requires less intensive math courses than the A.S. degree program.

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Certificates

College Credit Certificate (CCC)
College Technical Certificate (CT)

Certificate programs consist of postsecondary adult education courses designed to prepare students for entry into employment. The certificate does not require 60 credit hours of college coursework. However, students must meet specific basic skills requirements in English, mathematics and writing. Certificates typically take six months to two years to complete, depending on the program.

Non-Degree Options

Community Education

Community Education

Lifelong Learning

Community education classes are open to anyone in Santa Fe College’s service district covering Alachua and Bradford Counties. Community Education classes do not require students to apply to the college and fees are based on individual classes, not college tuition. New classes are offered fall, winter, spring and summer.

Test Prep

Adult Education

Test prep and pre-degree courses

Santa Fe College offers adult education courses to help students prepare for G.E.D. testing and college coursework. These courses do not apply toward a degree but can be beneficial in preparing students for degree or certificate level courses. SF offers the official G.E.D. practice test and Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses in reading, language and mathematics.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Enhance your skills, your life, your career

Santa Fe College Continuing Education offers professional development opportunities through a wide variety of classroom and online courses. These courses are meant to help students build upon skills they already have, or learn new skills, to help them advance in their current career. These courses do not apply toward SF degrees or certificates.