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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Degree Program

A Bachelor's degree program designed specifically for Associate in Science (A.S.) degree graduates from a Florida public community or state college.

The BSAS degree is designed to serve Florida's A.S. graduates who desire a bachelor's degree for self-enrichment, advancement in their current career or to qualify for higher-level employment in other settings. A.S. graduates looking for a flexible Bachelor's degree program will find the BSAS degree recognizes the value of academic work already completed, and requires only 60 additional credit hours beyond the A.S. degree.

Students admitted to the BSAS will have an A.S. degree from a public Florida community or state college and will have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours of transferable General Education coursework, which should include writing and math courses that meet Gordon Rule requirements.

The A.S. degree will transfer as a complete "60 credit hour package" to USF (applicable only to the BSAS program). Up to 42 hours of technical coursework may be eligible for transfer as block credit. The remaining 18 credit hours of transferable General Education coursework from the A.S. will be matched against USF requirements to determine which courses remain outstanding for the fulfillment of the University's 36 credit hour General Education (Foundations of Knowledge & Learning) requirements.

General Summary of the Four-Year BSAS Program:
Community College General Education (Transferred from A.S.) 18
Community College Block Credit (Transferred from A.S.) 42
USF General Education 18
USF Exit Courses 6
USF Area of Concentration 18
USF Electives 18
Total BSAS Credit Hours 120

Within the above 60 credit hours beyond the A.S., BSAS students will complete:

  • a minimum of 48 credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000) courses
  • at least 30 hours of the last 60 credit hours at USF
  • foreign language requirement (can be satisfied by two years of high school foreign language credit or 8 college credit hours in a single foreign language)

*Students with A.S or A.A.S degrees from Florida community and state colleges are eligible for consideration. Please contact the program advisor for further information

Areas of Concentration:

Tampa Campus

Lakeland Campus (Note: No new admissions accepted into any Lakeland concentrations.)


For additional information contact:

For more information, please email BSASadvise@usf.edu or call 813-974-2645.

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