Polk State College requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Polk State College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Polk State College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 28% of students who start college at Polk State College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Polk State College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Polk State College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Polk State College does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Polk State College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Polk State College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Polk State College.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Polk State College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Polk State College
Polk State College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Polk State College offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Polk State College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Polk State College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Polk State College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
❌ Polk State College studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Polk State College does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Polk State College Libraries and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Polk State College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Polk State College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Polk State College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Polk State College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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