Degree Type: B.S.A.S.
CIP Code 24.0102
Major Code APS
Department Code DEA
Degree Website usfsm.edu/programs/applied-science/

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) was developed under provisions from Florida legislation to recognize Associate in Science (AS) degree holders to pursue and acquire a bachelor’s degree. At USFSM, concentrations for the BSAS are available in CAS, CHTL, and COB. In CHTL, the BSAS degree can be pursued in Hospitality Management.

Mission

The mission of the BSAS program is to further develop the occupational competencies of an AS degree to the level of a Bachelor of Science degree.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the significant facts, principles, concepts, and/or theories comprising 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.

Policies

Students majoring in BSAS must meet all degree requirements of USFSM. The following policies also apply:

  • This degree program is available ONLY to AS graduates from Florida public institutions who have an overall “C” average (2.00) in all college-level courses accepted for transfer credit to USFSM.

State-Mandated Common Prerequisites

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

Degree Requirements

Credits transferred in from completed A.S. degree

Requirements

Credit Hours

General education 18
Lower-level credits from A.S. degree 42

Credits to be completed at USFSM

Requirements

Credit Hours

Notes

General education 18
Area of concentration 23-30
Upper-level elective credits to meet degree requirements Variable
Upper-level pillar requirements 9
Sequential foreign language courses if foreign language requirement is not fulfilled 8-10

 

Hospitality Management (AHG) Concentration (30 credit hours)

Required Core Courses (30 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 None  
ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ACG 2021  
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None  Leadership & Ethics Pillar
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing 3 None  
FSS 3231 Introduction to Food Production Management 3 None  
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3 None  
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 HFT 3003  

Upper-Level Pillar Requirements (9 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar
HFT 4945 Hospitality Leadership & Internship 3 Senior Standing Communication & Critical Thinking Pillar

*MAN 3025 (required core course) satisfies Leadership & Ethics Pillar.