The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) was developed under provisions from Florida legislation to recognize A.S. degree holders to pursue and acquire a bachelor’s degree. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the BSAS degree can be pursued in two concentration tracks: Gerontology and Leadership Studies. In the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership, the BSAS degree can be pursued in two concentration tracks: Hospitality and Information Technology.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) is to develop the occupational competencies of an Associate in Science (AS) degree to the level of a Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the significant facts, principles, concepts, and/or theories informing their selected field of concentration.
- In work appropriate to the following areas of concentration, students will be able to demonstrate the following functions of critical thinking: focus on the main idea, draw inferences, evaluate, analyze, and continue the progression of an idea.
- In work appropriate to the following areas of concentration, students will be able to demonstrate the following functions of good writing: focused unity, coherent organization, relevant support, appropriate diction and syntax, correct grammar and mechanics for the discipline.
Students majoring in BSAS must meet all degree requirements of USF Sarasota-Manatee and the College of Arts and Sciences. The following policies also apply:
- This degree program is available ONLY to Associate in Science (A.S.) graduates from Florida public institutions who have an overall “C” average (2.0) in all college-level courses accepted for transfer credit to USF Sarasota-Manatee.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.
- The A.S. degree transfers as a complete “60 credit hour package” with technical coursework as a 42-credit block, and 18 credits as General Education coursework.
- The remaining 18-credits of coursework for fulfillment of the General Education requirement will be completed through upper-level credit at USF Sarasota-Manatee.
|A.S. degree Block Credit|
|(Transferred from A.S.)||42|
|A.S. degree General Education|
|(Transferred from A.S.)||18|
|USF General Education||18|
|USF Exit Courses||9|
|USF Area of Concentration*||18-21|
|Total BSAS Credit Hours||120|
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the BSAS degree can be pursued in two concentration tracks: Gerontology and Leadership Studies.
College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership,
the BSAS degree can be pursued in two concentration
- Information Technology - students choose one of the following areas: Enterprise Applications Development, Information Security, Information Technology Management, Systems Administration, or Web Design and Development.
The requirements for the Applied Sciences degree allow for electives outside the major. Students are encouraged to use these credits to pursue a minor that will broaden and enrich their major studies. Students may elect to pursue any minor; however, the following minors at USF Sarasota-Manatee would well complement a BSAS degree: Anthropology, Business and Technical Writing, Criminology, English Literature, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, or Leadership Studies.