Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS)

BSAS Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree program is designed to serve Florida's Associate in Science (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 degree program will find the BSAS degree recognizes the value of academic work already completed. Most students are able to complete their concentrations and exit requirements within an additional 60 credit hours.

Students admitted to the BSAS degree program must have an awarded A.S. degree from a public Florida community or state college and must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours of transferable general education coursework, which must include writing and math courses that meet State requirements, formerly known as Gordon Rule.

USF will award up to 60 transfer credits from the A.S. degree (applicable only to the BSAS degree program). Up to 42 hours of technical coursework may be eligible for transfer into the BSAS degree program. Transferable coursework from the A.S. degree will be compared to USF's requirements to determine which general education requirements have been fulfilled.

General Summary of the Four-Year BSAS Degree Program

Community College General Education (Transferred from A.S.) 18
Community College Technical Credits (Transferred from A.S.) 42
USF General Education 18
USF Area of Concentration 24
USF Electives 15
Capstone Experience (IDS 4934)      3
Total BSAS Credit Hours 120

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

  • a minimum of 42 credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000) courses
  • at least 30 hours of the last 60 credit hours at USF Tampa
  • 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)

*Only students with A.S. degrees from Florida community and state colleges are eligible for consideration. Students with only A.A.(Associate in Arts) degrees are not eligible for admission. 

Contact Information

For more information, please email or call (813) 974-4051.

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.