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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (APS)

Location/Phone: SVC 2002; (813) 974-4051
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Web Address: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/bsas.htm

Workforce projections for the 21st century indicate that there will be an ongoing need for people with specific skills and abilities to fill Florida’s growing number of specialized, scientific, industrial and technological positions. Florida’s two-year colleges offer many exceptional programs that meet these demands through their Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees. Although these applied and technical degrees provide excellent preparation for students seeking jobs that require specific knowledge, skill and ability, they have not generally transferred efficiently into most four-year Bachelor’s degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) has been developed by USF under certain provisions of Florida legislation to remove constraints from the transfer process, recognize past work as transferable credit to the university, and afford exciting new opportunities for A.S. degree holders to pursue and acquire a distinctive USF Bachelor’s degree.

The BSAS program is a “capstone” degree offering A.S. degree holders an efficient pathway to a Bachelor’s degree. It provides Florida A.S. transfer students with a broad educational experience and a unique academic area of concentration. The various concentrations allow students to somewhat tailor a degree to match their academic interests and career ambitions. To achieve this end, BSAS students will plan their program in ongoing consultation with an advisor who will help students design their individualized program of study.

Requirements for the Major in Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Recommended Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)

This degree program is available ONLY to Associate in Science (A.S.) graduates from a Florida public community/junior college.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.

Students wishing to transfer to USF must complete the A.S. degree with an overall “C” average in all college-level courses accepted for transfer credit to USF. Students are encouraged to complete at least 18 credit hours of the General Education Requirements as part of their A.S. degree, and it is highly recommended that students select Gordon Rule communication and computation courses to fulfill these requirements while at the community college.

The A.S. degree will transfer as a complete “60 credit hour package” to USF (applicable only to the BSAS program). Technical coursework will transfer as a 42 credit hour technical block. The remaining 18 credit hours of General Education coursework from the A.S. will be matched against USF requirements to determine which courses remain outstanding for fulfillment of the university’s 36 credit hour General Education Requirement.

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Community College Block Credit (Transferred from A.S.) 42
Community College General Education (Transferred from A.S.) 18
USF General Education 18
USF Exit Courses 9
USF Area of Concentration* 18
USF Electives**   15
Total BSAS Credit Hours 120

*Note that all BSAS Areas of Concentration are at least 18 credit hours (some require 21 credit hours).

** Elective credit hours may vary slightly, but will not normally require students to exceed a total of 120 credit hours for completion of the BSAS degree.

Within the 60 credit hours of USF/upper-level coursework beyond the A.S., BSAS students will also complete:

Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration (ACJ) consists of 18 credit hours:
(Only available through Lakeland or Sarasota campuses)

General Business Concentration (ABU) consists of 18 credit hours:

Hospitality Management Concentration (AHM) consists of 18 hours: (Only available through Sarasota campus)
Prerequisites – 12 hours:

Public Administration Concentration (APU) consists of 18 credithours: (Only available through Sarasota campus)

Contact the BSAS Program for additional BSAS Concentrations that may have developed since the publication of this catalog.


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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004

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