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    FEMA courses used for Applied Professional or General

    I plan on applying at all three (Big 3 ) to see who will give me more hours. Since I have 25 FEMA credits I was hoping that one of the big 3 would allow the FEMA to be used towards my applied professional, not just General electives because I have enough.

    I applied at Excelsior. My eval was a liberal arts degree and i need 33 hours applied professional (1 upper level) and 33 hours arts and sciences with 21 upper level.

    Has anyone used FEMA credits towards applied professional/major classes. Liberal arts seemed like the easiest degree at excelsior.

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    I'm not really an expert on Charter Oak , but I believe the FEMAs will be free electives and applied professional. One person claimed that 3 FEMA courses count as general education /liberal arts credits in an evaluation, but another person says that happened to him and they were turned into applied professional after he enrolled. TESC only counts FEMAs as free electives with the exception of two degree programs where they are counted as area of study electives. If things haven't changed, Excelsior requires that the FEMAs be transcribed by Frederick Community College. FCC charges $77 per credit hour.

    You can just as easily complete a liberal studies degree at TESC and COSC for less. TESC might have higher enrollment fees than Excelsior; but, with them taking FEMAs directly for free, you will actually end up saving money.
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    Yes thats nice that COSC and TESC accept FEMA directly. Hopefully they will put some of my fema towards applied professional. That would really put me close, around 90 hours.

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    COSC and EC have applied professional and liberal arts requirements. TESC doesn't have those. TESC has general education , area of study (major), and free electives. The free electives can be anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayboy View Post
    Yes thats nice that COSC and TESC accept FEMA directly. Hopefully they will put some of my fema towards applied professional. That would really put me close, around 90 hours.
    For TESC, see sanantone above.

    For COSC , there isn't any context in which you'd need to have a minimum number of applied professional (non-Liberal Arts) credit per se. Think about it: "Well I could meet this credit hour requirement towards my degree with credit in aviation , or turfgrass management, or FEMA credit, anything professional, but NOT with credit in physics, biology, or political science ." This won't happen. There may be a maximum of non-Liberal Arts credit that you'll have space for within your 120 sh degree plan. There won't be a minimum.

    Of course, if your concentration is something like Human Resources with applied professional element, you'll need non-LA credit but not just any non-LA credit. You'll need the specific subject credit required by the concentration. You could apply for an Individualized Studies concentration where Emergency Management was part of your self-designed interdisciplinary plan of study.

    For EC, I believe there's also no context in which you'll need a minimum of Applied Professional credits per se.

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    I see. There is only a minimum number of liberal arts credits required. The rest can be liberal arts or applied professional. Excelsior looks to be the same.

    Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both.
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    so confusing

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    Short form: You don't a minimum amount of credit from the applied professional category required at any Big Three school. You will have a maximum amount of applied professional (non-Liberal Arts) credit in every Big Three program. I mean, knock yourself out taking more, but the overflow would no longer get you any closer to your degree.

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    ok so talk with a counselsor to see how many more CJ or FEMA courses I can take and I'll be golden.

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    Some criminal justice courses might count as social science (liberal arts) credits.
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