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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Degree Program

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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. Most students are able to complete their concentration and exit requirements within an additional 60 credit hours.

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

USF will award up to 60 transfer credits from the A.S. degree (applicable only to the BSAS program). Up to 42 hours of technical coursework may be eligible for transfer into the BSAS program. 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 Credits (Transferred from A.S.) 18
Community College Technical Credits (Transferred from A.S.) 42
USF General Education 18
USF Area Concentration 24
Required credit hours 21
Exit Requirement 3
USF Writing Intensive 3
USF Electives 15
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)

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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