Health professions curricula are specifically sequenced to develop breadth and depth of knowledge and progressively complex competencies by building upon previous courses and experiences. Failure to master material in any course in a major produces gaps in knowledge and skills that may interfere with a student's subsequent academic success and may also negatively impact the patient care they will ultimately provide.
Satisfactory Progression. To achieve satisfactory academic progress, a student must:
- Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
- Earn a grade of at least a "C" in all courses.
Satisfactory academic progression in a major requires that all professional courses* be completed with a letter grade of at least a "C" before progressing to subsequent courses in the major degree plan.
In the case of unsatisfactory academic progression in the degree program, the program chair and/or academic dean will develop an individual, delayed progression plan for the student. These plans will be designed on a case-by-case basis to address identified learning deficiencies specific to the student and provide the best opportunity for successful acquisition of expected graduation competencies.Delayed progression plans may include repeating a course the next time it is regularly scheduled at BCHS. All revised progression plans will be developed, based upon the individual student's learning needs, professional competencies to be addressed, and the division's available resources to implement the plan.
Repeating Courses. Students who receive a "D" or an "F" in a course must retake the course. The policy on repeating courses follows:
- Each General Studies course may be taken a maximum of two times.
- Only one course in the major may be taken two times*.
- Any course that is repeated must be taken at the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
A student who has not succeeded in a course may not repeat that course in an online format or in a directed study format unless it is approved by his/her advisor, program chair (if applicable), and dean of division where the course resides.
*Allied Health Science courses required in degree plans are considered professional courses for Allied Health majors.
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