Bethune-Cookman University (BCU), formerly Bethune Cookman College (BCC), offers 37 degrees within seven schools that include the School of Nursing, the School of Education, the School of Business, the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.
The School of Nursing was founded in 1978 and offers bachelors in nursing degrees. The school also offers a state-of-the-art facility complete with labs and a community healthcare clinic. Students in the school are exposed to clinical learning experiences and mental health agencies.
The School of Business offers classes in accounting, business administration and hospitality Management. The Hospitality Management program offers classes in tourism and lodging. Students may also participate in field trips including an International Study Tour.
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers education for adult learners from all backgrounds. The school offers a degree in Transformative Leadership among other degrees in professional studies.
The School of Arts and Humanities offers a host of degrees in a variety of programs including English, mass communications and religion and philosophy.
Accreditation is granted by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Applicants must submit an official school application with a non-refundable application fee. Students must furnish high school transcripts or equivalent, SAT or ACT test scores and a counselor’s recommendation form.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 at the high school level to be accepted as an undergraduate
Students wishing to be admitted to the graduate program must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75, reference letters that show the ability to succeed at the graduate level, a written essay and an employer support form.
International and transfer students are welcome.
Students may apply online.
To be considered for financial aid students must fill out a FAFSA form online.
The financial aid office offers many types of aid including grants, loans and scholarships. Students must complete entrance and exit counseling forms before and after acceptance of loans.
Grants include the Federal Pell Grants, The Florida Resident Access Grant and the Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
Scholarships include United Negro College Fund Scholarships and the Florida Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Grant Fund.
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The university was founded in 1904 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The campus offers many clubs and organizations including the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance, The Radio Club and the Arts and Humanities Student Advisory Council.
The school also sponsors a Student Government Association that acts as the voice of the students.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center is located on campus and hosts many national acts.
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The athletics department sponsors many intercollegiate sports including baseball, basketball and football. The Wildcats compete in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division 1. The school’s football program has an intense rivalry with Florida A&M and competes annually in the Florida Classic.
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