Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree means jobs!

Source: A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education, the Lumina Foundation, 2012

The Bachelor of Applied Science program at the University of Central Florida is for those career
professionals who currently hold an AS degree, and who want more!

    • Uniquely designed for those students with an Associate in Science (AS) degree and who desire a
       Bachelors degree from UCF for career or personal advancement
    • The BAS program provides flexible schedule options at nine different campus locations

The Bachelor of Applied Science program at the University of Central Florida has specifically
tailored areas of specialization that are in high demand!

Criminal Justice

    • Provide students with an understanding of
       crime and society’s control mechanisms
       as well as prepare them for professional
       careers in criminal justice and related
       agencies.
    • Continued demand for public safely will lead
       to new openings for police officers in
       local departments; however, both state
       and federal jobs may be more competitive.
    • Growing demand for corrections services will
       lead to new job openings for correctional
       officers.
    • Continued growth in the demand for probation
       and parole services will lead to new openings
       for officers.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses ( 10 – 11 hours):

    MAN 3025: Management of Organizations (4) OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business (4) OR PLA3014: Law and the Legal Systems (3)
    EC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional (3) OR ENC3250: Professional Writing (3)

    Track Pre-Requisites: None

    Track Courses ( 18 hours):
    CCJ3024: Criminal Justice System (3)
    CCJ3041: Crime in America (3)

    Chose two of the following:
    CJL3510: Prosecution and Adjudication (3)
    CJC30I0: Corrections and Penology (3)
    CJE4014: Police and Society (3}

    Six Semester hours of:
    CCJ,CJC, CJE, CJL, or CJT courses


Health Services Administration

    • Healthcare executives or healthcare
       administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate
       medical and health services. They might
       manage an entire facility, specialize in
       managing a specific clinical area or
       department, or manage a medical practice
       for a group of physicians.
    • Employment of medical and health services
       managers is expected to grow by 22
       percent from 2010 to 2020.
    As the
       large baby-boom population ages and
       people remain active later in life, the
       the healthcare industry as a whole will
       will see an increase in the demand for
       medical services. Managers will be needed
       to organize and manage medical information
       and healthcare staffs in all areas of the
       industry.
    • Employment is expected to grow in offices of
       health practitioners. Many services previously
       provided in hospitals will shift to these
       settings, especially as medical technologies
       improve.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses (10-11 hours):
    MAN3025: Management of Organizations OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business OR PLA3014: Law and the Legal Systems
    ENC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional OR ENC3250: Professional Writing

    Track Pre-Requisites:
    HSA3111: US Health Care Systems (3)
    CGS2100C: Computer Fundamentals For Business (3)
    STA2014: Principles of Statistics (3) OR STA2023: Statistical Methods (3)

    Track Courses (18 hours):
    HSA4201: Community Health (3)
    HSA4180: Organization and Management for Health Agencies (3)
    HSA4191: Health Care Automation (3)
    HSC4500: Epidemiology (3)

    Choose one of the following:
    HSC4652: Health Law and Ethics (3)
    HSA4109: Principles of Managed Care (3)
    HIM4508c: Quality Management (3)
    HSA4702: Health Sciences Research Methods (3)


Legal Studies

    • Legal Studies is the study of law and justice.
       This track prepares students for a variety
       of legal pursuits, including jobs as paralegals
       and legal assistants; careers in related
       government positions; and admission to law
       law school.
    • Employment of paralegals and legal assistants
       is expected to grow by 18 percent from
       2010 to 2020.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses (10-11 hours):
    MAN3025: Management of Organizations OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business
    ENC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional OR ENC3250: Professional Writing

    Track Pre-Requisites:
    None

    Track Courses (18 hours):
    PLA3014: Law and the Legal System (3)
    PLA3108: Legal Research (3)

    Choose four of the following:
    PLA3155: Legal Writing (3)
    PLA3025: Civil Practice and Procedure (3)
    PLA3277: The Law and Torts (3)
    PLA3309: Criminal Procedure (3)
    PLA4424: The Law and Contracts (3)
    PLA4703: Professional Ethics and Liability (3)


Supervision and Administration

    • In the classroom, students learn various
       aspects of marking, human resources
       management, and accounting practices,
       which are necessary to successful
       management in the business realm.
    • Administrative services managers plan, direct,
       and coordinate supportive services of an
       organization.
       Their specific responsibilities vary by the type
       type of organization and may include keeping
       records, distributing mail, and planning and
       maintaining facilities.
    • Employment of administrative services
       managers is expected to grow 15 percent
       from 2010 to 2020.

       Tasks such as managing facilities and being
       prepared for emergencies will remain
       important in a wide range of industries.
    • Employment of human resources managers is
       expected to grow 13 percent from 2010
       to 2020.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses (10-11 hours):
    MAN3025: Management of Organizations OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business OR PLA3014: Law and the Legal Systems
    ENC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional OR ENC3250: Professional Writing

    Track Pre-Requisites:
    None

    Track Courses (19 hours):
    INP3004: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
    MAR3023: Marketing (4)
    MAN3302: Essentials of HR Management for Non-Business Majors (3)
    MAN3354: Employee Training for Non-Business Majors (3)
    ACG3082: Accounting for Non-Business Majors (3)

    Three semester hours of restricted electives


Software Development

    • Software developers are the creative minds
       behind computer programs.
    • Employment of software developers is to
       grow 30 percent from 2010 to projected
       2020,
    much faster than the than the average
       for all occupations. The main reason for the
       rapid growth is a large increase in the demand
       for computer software
    • Graduates of this program will be
       well-positioned for high-paying jobs with
       private companies, government agencies, and
       nonprofit organizations
    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses (10-11 hours):
    MAN3025: Management of Organizations OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business OR PLA3014: Law and the Legal Systems
    ENC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional OR ENC3250: Professional Writing

    Track Pre-Requisites:
    An A.S. degree in Computer Programming and Analysis (CP&A), or
    At a minimum an A.S. degree and at least 3 programming courses (an intro and 2 courses in the same language in sequence) and a database course.

    Track Courses (21 hours):
    COP3330: Object-Oriented Programming (3)
    CEN3024: Software Development I (3)
    CEN4025: Software Development II (3)
    CEN4910: Software Development Project (3)
    ETI4448: Applied Project Management (3)
    CEN4802: Software Integration, Configuration, and Testing (3)
    CEN4333: Advanced Database Development (3)


Information Technology

    • Information technology encompasses a wide
       range of jobs related to computers,
       networking, and system management.
    • Graduates of this program will be able to
       manage business related IT solutions
       for various industries.
    Each area in the Information Technology
       realm is expected to grow.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum Information

    Core Courses (10-11 hours):
    MAN3025: Management of Organizations OR PAD4104: Administrative Theory (3)
    BUL3130: Legal and Ethical Environments for Business OR PLA3014: Law and the Legal Systems
    ENC3241: Writing for the Technical Professional OR ENC3250: Professional Writing

    Track Pre-Requisites:
    An A.S. degree in computer technology, computer related field or
    At a minimum an A.S. degree and at least 3 different computer technology courses from computer applications, computer networking, computer programming, internet technologies or equivalent experience or education.

    The track has a computer programming course prerequisite or equivalent experience; acceptable courses include C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Java, or equivalent.

    An Object-oriented programming course with COP prefix or equivalent
    MAC1105: College Algebra

    Track Courses (21 hours):
    CET3383: Applied Systems Analysis I (3)
    CET4427: Applied Database I (3)
    ETI4448: Applied Project Management (3)
    CET4748: Wide Area Networks I (3)
    CET4749: Wide Area Networks II (3)
    CET4483: Introduction to Local Area Network Technology (3)
    CET4663: Computer and Network Security (3)

In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Studies

Your General Curriculum Information

The Bachelor or Applied Science degree program offered by UCF Regional Campuses, provides you the opportunity for career development by enhancing your professional skills while earning your four-year degree from the University of Central Florida. With nine different regional campuses and online, the BAS program is designed to be both flexible and accessible to you!! (Track options vary by location, please check with your advisor)

General Summary of the BAS Program curriculum:

    1. Remaining General Education Requirement
        (GEP) Credits: (varies; approx. 15-21 hours)

           a. Students must earn at least 36 total
                hours of GEP work. With their AS
                degree, students should have
                completed at least 15 hours of GEP
                transferable to UCF. Therefore, students
                credit will have some GEP work to
                complete once admitted to UCF,
                approximately 15-21 hours.

           b. Students have the option to complete
                their remaining GEP courses at a State
                College partner; once completed, official             transcripts showing the completion of
                the general education courses must be
                sent to UCF. Prior to completing any
                GEP work at a State College, students
                must first contact an advisor, and submit
                an online transient student request form

           c. Students who choose to complete their
                GEP at UCF must meet all of UCF’s
                current course requirements.

    2. Core Course Credits completed in the BAS:
        (10-11 hours)

    3. Required Course Credits completed in an
         Area of Concentration: (18-21 hours)

    4. Remaining Upper Hour Electives: (varies,
         approx. 10-14)

           a. Students must earn 42 semester hours
                of upper level credit. Students that do
                not reach 42 hours with their core and
                track classes will take electives as
                needed. Internship options are available
                here as well.


Locations where you can complete your track


How You Can Reach Us!

    UCF Regional Campuses Administration,
       Orlando

           o Dr. Jennifer Sumner, BAS Program
               Director 407-823-3119
           o Email: BAS@ucf.edu

    UCF Cocoa (In partnership with Eastern
       Florida State College) (321) 433-7821

    UCF Daytona Beach (in Partnership with
       Daytona State College) (386) 506-4021

    UCF Leesburg (in Partnership with
       Lake-Sumter State College) (352) 536-2113
    UCF Ocala (in Partnership with College
       of Central Florida) (352) 854-2322 x1824

    UCF Palm Bay (in Partnership with Eastern
       Florida State College) (321) 433-7838

    UCF Sanford/Lake Mary (in Partnership with
       Seminole State College) (407) 708-2471

    UCF South Lake (in Partnership with
       Lake-Sumter State College) (352) 536-2113
    UCF Valencia Osceola (in Partnership with
       Valencia College) (407) 582-4190

    UCF Valencia West (in Partnership with
       Valencia College) (407) 582-5500

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between an Associate in Science (AS) degree and my Associate in Arts (AA) degree?

    The Associate in Science (AS) degree is uniquely designed to give students the specialized, college-level training and professional skills needed for entry-levels positions in various industries. Students can then continue their education in specialized bachelor degree programs designed specifically for AS degree holders.

    Students that want to continue their education directly into Bachelor’s degree program generally choose the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. The AA degree is designed to give students the General Education foundation needed for admission directly into a Bachelors program.

I am eligible for a Bachelor of Applied Science program at UCF?

    Candidates for this program must have earned a statewide articulated A.S. from a Florida College System institution in Fall 2000 or later.

Do I need to complete my Associate of Science (AS) degree prior to applying to UCF’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program?

    We strongly recommend it, but you can indicate your anticipated completion date on your application.

How do credits from my Associate of Science (AS) degree apply towards UCF’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree?

    Your Associate of Science (AS) degree is transferred as a complete package, and you will start the BAS program as either a junior or a senior. UCF evaluates your credits to see if you need additional general education courses or requirements.

Where can I take my general education courses?

    You can complete your general education courses at UCF, or you can take these courses at your community/state college as a transient student. Check with your advisor for details.

How long will it take to complete my Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at UCF?

    That depends on you and your full-time or part-time schedule. UCF provides access to convenient class times and location to fit your schedule. Contact an advisor to develop a course plan and anticipated completion dates.

What will my diploma say?

    Your diploma will say: Bachelor of Applied Science.

Is financial assistance available?

    Yes. There are many options for transfer students, including grants and student loans. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information.