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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science - Concentrations

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BSAS - Behavioral Healthcare (ABH)

Behavioral health problems, including mental illness and substance abuse, are among the greatest public health challenges facing our communities. Students enrolling in the Behavioral Healthcare concentration will be exposed to treatment approaches as well as to issues related to the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of behavioral health services. Combining academic and experiential learning, the concentration provides students with information and practical experience in behavioral healthcare services.

Required Courses
MHS 3411Multidisciplinary Behavioral Healthcare
MHS 4002Behavior Health Systems Delivery
MHS 4408Exemplary Practices in Behavioral Healthcare
MHS 4425Field Experience in Behavioral Healthcare
MHS 4703Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues in BHC
Concentration Electives
Choose 2 of the following (6 cr)
CLP 4414Behavior Modification
MHS 4022Adult Psychopathology in the Community
MHS 4023Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services
MHS 4203Practical Skills: Children's Behavioral Healthcare
MHS 4434Behavioral Health and the Family
MHS 4452Co-occurring Disorders
MHS 4463Suicide Issues in Behavioral Health
MSH 4490Behavioral Healthcare Issues for Children
MHS 4731Writing for Research and Publication in BCS
MHS 4741Advanced Research Methods: Behav/Community Science
MHS 4931Selected Topics: Gerontological Counseling
RCS 4033Overview of Rehab & MH Counseling Professions
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa.

BSAS - Criminal Justice (ACJ)

The Criminal Justice concentration provides students with an exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, detention, the judiciary, corrections, and probation and parole. The program concentrates on achieving balance in the above aspects of the system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and society. The objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice is to develop a sound educational basis either for graduate work or for professional training in one or more of the specialized areas comprising the modern urban criminal justice system.

Required Courses
CCJ 3117Theories of Criminal Behavior
CCJ 3024Survey of the Criminal Justice System
Concentration Electives
Choose 1 of the following (3 cr)
CJE 4114American Law Enforcement Systems
CJE 4010Juvenile Justice System
CJC 4010American Correctional Systems
Choose 1 of the following (3 cr)
CJL 3110Substantive Criminal Law
CJL 4410Criminal Rights and Procedures
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
CCJ 3014Crime and Justice in America
CCJ 3621Patterns of Criminal Behavior
CCJ 3701Research Methods in Criminal Justice I
CCJ 4224Miscarriages of Justice
CCJ 4361Death Penalty
CCJ 4450Criminal Justice Administration
CCJ 4604Abnormal Behavior and Criminality
CCJ 4613Forensic Psychology
CCJ 4651Drugs and Crime
CCJ 4662Race and Crime
CCJ 4681Domestic Violence
CCJ 4690Sex Offenders
CCJ 4900Directed Readings
CCJ 4910Directed Research
CCJ 4933Selected Topics in Criminology
CCJ 4940Internship for Criminal Justice Majors
CJE 4610 Criminal Investigation
CJE 4114American Law Enforcement Systems
CJE 4010Juvenile Justice System
CJE 4610Criminal Investigation
CJC 4010American Correctional Systems
CJL 3110Substantive Criminal Law
CJL 4410Criminal Rights and Procedures
CJL 4115Environmental Law and Crime
Any other upper-level (3XXX-4XXX) course with a CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJL, or CJT prefix except CCJ 4934.
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa and Lakeland. It is also offered fully online.*

BSAS - Deaf Studies (ADS)

This concentration will introduce students to the history, culture and language of the American Deaf community. The student will be exposed to the full spectrum of Deafness from the cultural view to the pathological view. In addition, students will be able to explore a variety of social and community services and tailor their education to their specific area of interest. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of Deafness and cultural perspective to these social and community services in order to become an advocate within the community.

Required Courses
ASL 3514History and Culture of the Deaf
INT 3004Fundamentals of Interpreting
SPA 3470Culture and Diversity in Comm. Sci/Disorders
SPA 4321Intro to Audiologic Rehabilitation
Concentration Electives
Choose 3 of the following (minimum 9 cr)
ASL 2140CBasic American Sign Language
ASL 2150CIntermediate American Sign Language
ASL 3324Advanced ASL Discourse
ASL 4161CAdvanced American Sign Language
ASL 4201CAmerican Sign Language IV
ASL 4301CStructure of Sign Language
CCJ 3024Survey of Criminal Justice
GEY 3625Sociological Aspects of Aging
INT 3270Interpreting Process & Skill Development
INT 4490Intro to Cued Speech and its Applications
MHS 3411Multidisciplinary Behavioral Healthcare Services
RCS 4931Introduction to the Counseling Professions
SOW 3210American Social Welfare System
SPA 3002Intro to Disorders of Speech and Language
SPA 3004Intro to Language Development and Disorders
SPA 3030Intro to Hearing Science
SPA 3112CApplied Phonetics in Communication Disorders
SPA 3261Language Science for Comm. Sci/Disorders
SPA 3310Intro to Disorders of Hearing
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa.

BSAS - Environmental Policy and Management (AEP)

This concentration is a unique interdisciplinary program that incorporates courses from various colleges across the University. Although there are courses in the concentration that are offered by the Environmental Science and Policy Division, the degree concentration also offers students the opportunity to take supporting courses in other physical and natural sciences, statistics, policy, and ethics.

Required Courses
EVR 2002Intro to Environmental Science
EVR 2001LIntro to Environ. Science Lab
EVR 2861Intro to Environmental Policy
Concentration Electives
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
EVR 4027Wetland Environments
EVR 4104Karst Environments
EVR 4114Climate Change
EVR 4930Selected Topics: Environmental Regulation
EVR 4930Selected Topics: Environmental Conservation & Policy
GEO 4502Economic Geography
PHI 3640Environmental Ethics
Choose 2 of the following (6 cr)
ANT 4403Environmental Anthropology
ECP 3302Environmental Economics
EDF 3228Human Behavior & Environmental Selection
EVR 4930Selected Topics: Weather Studies
GEO 3602Urban Geography
GEO 4280CHydrology
GEO 4284Water Resources Management
GEO 4340Natural Hazards
GEO 4372Global Conservation
GIS 3006Computer Cartography
GIS 5049GIS for Non-Majors
HSC 4551Survey of Human Diseases
PAD 3003Intro to Public Administration
PAD 4144Non-Profits and Public Policy
POS 3142Intro to Urban Politics/Government
POS 3182Florida Politics & Government
POS 3697Environmental Law
PUP 4002Public Policy
PUP 4203Environmental Politics and Policy
URP 4050City Planning & Community Development
URS 3002Intro to Urban Studies
WST 3324Women, Environment & Gender
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa. It is also offered partially online.*

BSAS - Gerontology (AGR)

Gerontology is the study of the process of human aging in all its many aspects: physical, psychological and social. In the School of Aging Studies, particular emphasis is placed upon applied gerontology, with the goal of educating students who in their professional careers will work to sustain or improve the quality of life in older persons.

Required Courses
GEY 2000Introduction to Gerontology
GEY 3601Physical Changes and Aging
GEY 3625Sociocultural Aspects of Aging
GEY 4612Psychology of Aging
Concentration Electives
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
GEY 4101Aging in Special Populations
GEY 4102Aging in Modern Literature and Film
GEY 4231Elder Abuse and Neglect
GEY 4322Case Management
GEY 4360Gerontological Counseling
GEY 4608Alzheimer's Disease Management
GEY 4629Women and Aging
GEY 4635Business Management in an Aging Society
GEY 4641Death and Dying
GEY 4647Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging
GEY 4690Senior Seminar in Gerontology
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa and Sarasota-Manatee.

BSAS - Hospitality Management Concentration (AHG)
Prerequisite Courses
ACG 2021Financial Accounting
ACG 2071Managerial Accounting
MAN 3025Principles of Management
MAR 3023Basic Marketing
Required Courses
HFT 3003Intro to Hospitality and Tourism
FSS 3231Intro to Food Production and Mgmt
HFT 3423Hospitality Information Systems
HFT 3503Hotel Marketing and Sales
HFT 4221Human Resources Management
HFT 4253Lodging Management
HFT 3003Intro to Hospitality and Tourism
FSS 3231Intro to Food Production and Mgmt

This degree is conferred by Sarasota-Manatee.

BSAS - Information Studies: Information Architecture (AIA)

The Information Architecture concentration provides students with the foundational technical knowledge, information design theory, and best practices supporting designing, organizing, classifying, and improving web sites and other online applications, organization intranets, social networking applications and online communities, and software for a variety of organizations. The Information Architect's career opportunities may be in information architecture, project management, design, analysis, usability testing, planning, user interaction design, universal access design, web database design, customer management, and other information related fields.

Required Courses
LIS 3261Introduction to Information Science
LIS 3353IT Concepts for Information Professionals
LIS 3783Information Architecture
LIS 3361Web Page Design and Management
LIS 3352Interaction Design
LIS 4365Web Design Technologies
Concentration Electives
Choose 1 of the following (3 cr)
LIS ####Approved Information Science elective
CDA 3101Computer Organization for Information Technology
CEN 3722Human Computer Interfaces for Information Technology
CEN 4031Software Engineering Concepts for Information Technology
CGS 3303IT Concepts
CGS 3373IT Concepts & Data Networking
CGS 3374Computer Architecture & Operating Systems
CGS 3845Electronic Commerce
CGS 3847Advanced E-Commerce
CGS 3850Web Development: JavaScript & jQuery
CGS 3853IT Web Design
CGS 4855Intermediate Web Development (jQuery)
CIS 3360Principles of Information Security
CIS 3362Cryptography and Information Security
CIS 3367Architecting Operating System Security
CIS 3932Special Topics for Information Technology
CIS 4204Ethical Hacking
CIS 4253IT Ethics
CIS 4361Information Technology Security Management
CIS 4365Computer Security Policies and Disaster Preparedness
CIS 4368Database Security and Audits
CIS 4412Information Technology Resource Management
CIS 4510IT Project Management
CIS 4932Special Topics for Information Technology
CIS 4935Senior Project in Information Technology
COP 1930Special Topics for Information Technology
COP 2930Special Topics for Information Technology
COP 2931Special Topics for Information Technology
COP 3515Program Design for Information Technology
COP 3718Intermediate Database Systems
COP 3931Special Topics for Information Technology
COP 4610Operating Systems for Information Technology
COP 4610LOperating Systems Laboratory for Information Technology
COP 4814Web Services
COP 4816XML Applications
COP 4834Data-Driven Web Sites
COP 4931Special Topics for Information Technology
EEL 4782Computer Information Networks for Information Technology
EEL 4782LInformation Networks Laboratory for Information Technology
EEL 4854Data Structures and Algorithms for Information Technology
ETG 3612Operations Management
ETG 3931Special Topics in Information Technology
ETG 3933Selected Topics in Technology
ETG 3934Selected Topics in Technology II 
ETG 4930Special Topics in Information Technology
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa. It is also offered fully online.*

BSAS - Information Technology (ATC)

The Information Technology concentration is designed to bridge the gap between computer science and the business use of computers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge-based computer and information technology as well as applications, programming and networking in an era of rapidly changing technology.

Entrance Requirement for IT concentration: Students must have completed the A.S. degree with a major in Information Technology, Computer Science, Networking, or a closely related field.

Required Courses
CGS 3303Information Technology Concepts
EEL 4782Computer Information Networks for IT
EEL 4782LComputer Information Networks for IT Lab
CIS 4935Senior Project in Information Technology (3-5)
Concentration Electives
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
CDA 3101Computer Organization for IT
CEN 3722Human Computer Interfaces for IT
CEN 4031Software Engineering Concepts for IT
CGS 2034Computers and Impact on Society
CGS 2060Intro to Computers and Programming
CGS 2094Cyber Ethics
CGS 3845Electronic Commerce
CGS 3853IT Web Design
CIS 3932Selected Topics for IT
CIS 4361Information Technology Security Management
CIS 4412Information Technology Resource Management
COP 2931Object-Oriented Programming (C++)
COP 2510Programming Concepts
COP 3515Program Design for IT
COP 3931Selected Topics for IT
COP 4610Operating Systems for IT
COP 4703Database Systems for IT
EEL 4854Data Structures and Algorithms for IT
ETG 4932Selected Topics in Technology II
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa and Lakeland. It is also offered fully online.*

BSAS - Leadership Studies (ALS)

The Leadership Studies program is interdisciplinary in nature and is a significant benefit to students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership on the basic assumption that leadership can be learned and, therefore, taught. The program has a unique approach to leadership that combines practical theories and opportunities for students to study the characteristics of authority, leadership, social and role dynamics, political processes and the values that orient their careers.

Required Courses
LDR 4104Theories of Leadership
Concentration Electives
Choose 1 of the following (3 cr)
LDR 2010Leadership Fundamentals
LDR 3331Leading in the Workplace
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
LDR 3214Leadership in the Fraternal Movement
LDR 3280Leadership in the Political Context
LDR 3930Special Topics (Repeatable with different topics)
LDR 4114Survey of Leadership Readings
LDR 4164Organizational Theory/Process
LDR 4564Images of Leadership in the Media
Choose 2 of the following (6 cr)
LDR 3115Contemporary Issues in Leadership
LDR 3216Leadership & Social Change
LDR 3263Community Leadership Practicum
LDR 4204Ethics & Power in Leadership
LDR 4230Global Leadership
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa, Lakeland, and Sarasota-Manatee.

BSAS - Public Administration (APU)

The Public Administration concentration courses will benefit those students preparing for a career in local, state, or federal agencies of government, non-profit organizations, and special service districts and/or graduate work in public administration and related fields.

Required Courses
PAD 3003Intro to Public Administration
PAD 4204Public Financial Administration
PAD 4419Personnel & Supervision in Today's Organizations
PAD 4712Managing Information Resources in the Public Sector
PAD 4144Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy
PAD 3003Intro to Public Administration
Concentration Electives
Choose 2 of the following (6 cr)
PAD 4930Selected Topics in Public Administration
PAD 5XXXAny 5000 level course with PAD prefix
POS 3182Florida Politics & Government
URP 4050City Planning and Community Development
URS 3002Introduction to Urban Studies
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa.

BSAS - Public Health (APL)

The goal of the Public Health concentration is to develop in a broad range of students an understanding and appreciation of the field of Public Health. Upon completion of the Public Health concentration coursework, a student will be able to articulate the role of public health in disease prevention and health promotion at the local, state, national and global level, describe public health concepts and issues, discuss and analyze current public health issues, describe career paths in public health, and develop an understanding of public health that can serve as a foundation for the pursuit of graduate public health degrees.

Required Courses
PHC 4101Introduction to Public Health
PHC 4030Introduction to Epidemiology
HSC 4551Survey of Human Disease
Concentration Electives
Choose 4 of the following (12 cr)
HSC 3541Human Structure and Function
HSC 4172Women's Health: A Public Health Perspective
HSC 4211Health, Behavior and Society
HSC 4430Occupational Health and Safety
HSC 4504Foundations of Public Health Immunology
HSC 4537Medical Terminology
HSC 4579Foundation of Maternal & Child Health
HSC 4573Foundations of Food Safety
HSC 4624Foundations of Global Health
HSC 4630Understanding U.S. Health Care
HSC 4631Critical Issues in Public Health
HSC 4933Special Topics in Public Health
HUN 3272Sports Nutrition
HUN 3296Nutrition and Disease
PHC 4031Emerging Infectious Diseases
PHC 4069Biostatistics in Society
PHC 4241Mental Health and Disasters
PHC 4406Pop Culture, Vices, and Epidemiology
PHC 4542Stress, Health and College Life
PHC 4720Foundation to Professional Writing in Public Health
PHC 4931Health Care Ethics
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa. It is also offered fully online.*

BSAS - Urban Studies (AUR)

The Urban Studies concentration offers students the opportunity to supplement their education and training with a focus on the problems and potential of the urban world around us. Eighty percent of Americans live in one of the country's nearly 400 major metropolitan areas. Understanding the economic, social, cultural, political and spatial phenomena of urban areas, and how they came to be, is essential if one is to thrive in today's world. The Urban Studies curriculum begins with an interdisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies and then weaves the multidisciplinary urban offerings into a coherent understanding of urban life.

Required Courses
URS 3002Introduction to Urban Studies
PAD 3003Introduction to Public Administration
Concentration Electives
Choose 2 of the following (6 cr)
URP 4050City Planning and Community Development
URP 4052Urban and Regional Planning
URP or URS XXXXOther approved course with URP or URS prefix
Concentration Electives
Choose 3 of the following (9 cr)
AMH 3423Modern Florida
AMH 3500American Labor History
AMH 3530Immigration History
AMH 3572African American History since 1865
AMS 3700Racism in American Society
ARC 4784The City
CCJ 3003Crime and Justice in America
or
CCJ 3024Survey of the Criminal Justice System
CCJ 3117Theories of Criminal Behavior
EVR 2861Introduction to Environmental Policy
IDS 4942Community Internship
PAD 4144Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy
PAD 4204Public Financial Administration
PAD 4930Selected Topics in Public Admin/Policy
PAD 5035Issues in Public Admin/Policy
PAD 5807Urban and Local Government Administration
POS 3142Introduction to Urban Politics and Government
POS 3182Florida Politics and Government
SOW 3210American Social Welfare System
SPC 3710Communication and Cultural Diversity
SYD 3700Racial and Ethnic Relations
SYD 4410Urban Sociology
SYP 4530Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency
TTE 4003Transportation and Society
College Exit Requirement
IDS 4934Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS

This concentration is available at Tampa. It is also offered partially online.*

* Consult advisor for availability of online course offerings.

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