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 (B.S.A.S.) was developed under provisions from Florida legislation to recognize Associate in Science (A.S.) degree holders to pursue and acquire a bachelor’s degree. At USFSM, concentrations for the B.S.A.S. are available in CLASS, CHTL, and COB. In CHTL, the B.S.A.S. degree can be pursued in Hospitality Management.

Mission

The mission of the B.S.A.S. program is to further develop the occupational competencies of an A.S. 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 B.S.A.S. must meet all degree requirements of USFSM. The following policies also apply:

  • This degree program is available ONLY to A.S. 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 (KEY)
ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 None  
ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 PR: ACG 2021 with a grade of C- or better  
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None SMLE
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing 3 None  
FSS 3231 Introduction to Food Production Management 3 None  
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 2 None  
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, MAN 3025  
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 4945 Hospitality Advanced Internship 1 Senior Standing; S/U 6ACM, SMCC; 300 hour requirement – must be in a Hospitality Industry related business

Upper-Level Pillar Requirements (9 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None SMCD
HFT 4295 Hospitality Leadership & Strategic Management 3 PR: HFT 4221, HFT 3503; Senior Standing SMCC, 6ACM

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