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    Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways


Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways allow academically qualified students to complete an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree (typically master’s degree) on an accelerated timeline, graduating sooner than in traditional programs. Typically, students will complete a portion of the required graduate coursework while classified as an undergraduate student and have it count towards both degrees. As soon as the student completes the undergraduate degree requirements, the student is converted to graduate status, where the remaining graduate requirements are fulfilled.  For more information review the Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways Policy in the Academic Policies  section.

General requirements:

  • 15 Credit Hours must be completed in the undergraduate major before a student may apply

  • 3.33 GPA overall and a 3.50 GPA in the undergraduate major

  • Must meet admission requirements for graduate major to progress to the graduate level

  • Have met with Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Director to develop an approved Program of Study, including plan for advising and notation for financial aid impact

  • May share up to 12 Credit Hours of structured graduate coursework

  • Total combine credits must be at least 150 credit Credit Hours (120 bachelor’s and 30 master’s) after sharing coursework.

  • B (3.00) required in each graduate course taken as part of the shared credits

  • Degrees are conferred sequentially (bachelor’s should be conferred as soon as requirements are met)

  • Students pay graduate tuition when taking graduate courses.

The shared requirements for each Combined Bachelor/Master’s Pathway are listed below alphabetically by graduate major. 

View the full list of Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways listed by Undergraduate Major  or view the full list Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways listed by Graduate Major  .  For information on the admission and curriculum requirements for each major, refer to the listing in their respective Catalogs.  Contact the Department(s) offering the Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway for more information and advising.

 


Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways

Listed Alphabetically by Graduate Major. 
For faster searching, type Control F and enter the major name.

ADVERTISING M.S.

Advertising B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to  Advertising M.S. (36 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Grade Policy
Students who receive lower than a “B” (3.00) in a graduate course must re-take the course to obtain a minimum grade of “B.”

Shared– 6 Credit Hours

  • ADV 6305   Advertising Media Strategy satisfies ADV 3300 Advertising Media Strategy
  • ADV 6602   Advanced Advertising Management satisfies ADV 4800 Advertising Management

ART HISTORY M.A.

Art History B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to Art History M.A. (42 Credit Hours)

Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Admission

  • must have completed at least 24 Credit Hours in the Art History undergraduate major.
  • Admission is by faculty invitation.  Students will be contacted by faculty and invited to apply, and to provide documentation affirming satisfaction of minimum requirements.
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours of graduate courses in art history (5000-level or above) satisfies:
  • 6 Credit Hours of Art History Survey (ARH 4170, ARH 5200, ARH 4301, ARH 4310, ARH 4312, ARH 4333, ARH 4350, ARH 4430, ARH 4450, ARH 4475C, ARH 4520, ARH 4530, ARH 4571, ARH 4930)
  • And 6 Credit Hours of ARH 4800 Critical Studies in Art History

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING M.S.B.E.

Biomedical Engineering B.S.B.E. (126 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Grade Policy
Students may receive one grade below a “B” (B-, C+, C) in one of the shared courses.  The student must still maintain a 3.00 GPA to remain in good standing in the BMS master’s program.
 
Shared– 6 Credit Hours
ME Elective I (3 Credits) replaced by GMS 6605  
BMS Elective II (3 Credits) replaced by PHC 6051  
 

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (130 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 151 Credit Hours

Shared– 9 Credit Hours
Three (3) of the following five (5) core graduate courses replace nine (9) credit Hours of upper-level departmental electives in Chemical Engineering:

BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3

 

         Industrial Engineering B.S.I.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) of the following five (5) core graduate courses replace six (6) credit Hours of upper-level departmental (Technical) electives:

BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3

 


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING M.S.C.H.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (131 Credit Hours) to Chemical Engineering M.S.C.H. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) ECH courses (6 Credit Hours) at the 6000-level to count toward 6 Credit hours of upper-level Chemical Engineering electives.


CIVIL ENGINEERING M.S.C.E.

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Civil Engineering M.S.C.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared Courses - 6 Credit Hours
Students may choose two (2) of the following five (5) 6000-level course options to meet the upper-level undergraduate Technical elective requirement:

  • Any 6000-level TTE prefixed course (3 Credits) satisfies TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II
  • Any 6000-level CEG prefixed course (3 Credits) satisfies CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II
  • ENV 6564   Environmental Engineering Design satisfies CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Design
  • Any 6000-level CEG, TTE, CES, CGN or CWR course (3 Credits) satisfies Free Technical elective
  • Any 6000-level CEG, TTE, CES, CGN or CWR course (3 Credits) satisfies Free Technical elective

Computer Science, M.S.C.S.

Computer Science B.S.C.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Computer Science M.S.C.S. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 144 Credit Hours

Shared Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Two of the following three core graduate courses replace six credit hours of upper-level departmental (technical) electives, including Independent Study, Supervised Research, and Industry Internship. 

COP 6611 Operating Systems  
COT 6405 Introduction to the Theory of Algorithms  
EEL 6764 Principles of Computer Architecture  


Electrical Engineering M.S.E.E.

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Electrical Engineering M.S.E.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Upper division EE elective courses (2) typically taken Semesters 7 and 8 will be replaced by EE MS program core courses chosen from the list below:

•    EEE 6277    Bioelectronics
•    EEE 6282   Biomedical Systems and Pattern Recognition
•    EEE 6514    Biomedical Image Processing
•    EEE 6217   Biomedical Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging
•    EEE 6276    MEMS I/Chem BioSensors
•    EEE 6412    System on a Chip
•    EEL 6534   Digital Communication Systems
•    EEE 6502    Digital Signal Processing I    
•    EEL 6614    Systems & Control Theory I
•    EEL 6728    Introduction to VHDL
•    EEL 6729    Rapid System Prototyping
•    EEL 6227    Electric Machines and Drives
•    EEE 6353    Semiconductor Device Theory I
•    EEL 6787    Data Networks, Systems and Security
•    EEL 5594L  Wireless Circuits and Systems Laboratory
•    EEL 6592   Wireless Communications System Laboratory
•    EEL 6486    Electromagnetic Field Theory


Additional/alternative courses may be selected from department graduate track listings considering course pre-requisites in consultation with respective track supervisory faculty.

 


ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT M.S.E.M.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) Credit Hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:

  • EIN 5182   Principles of Engineering Management Credit(s):3
  • EIN 6386   Management of Technological Change Credit(s): 3

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved EGX-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 3 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 3 Credit Hours
Students can take one approved EEL-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

Industrial Engineering B.S.I.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) Credit Hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:

  • EIN 5182   Principles of Engineering Management Credit(s):3
  • EIN 6386   Management of Technological Change Credit(s): 3

 


ENGLISH M.A.

English with a Concentration in Literary Studies B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to English with a Concentration in Literature M.A. (36 Credit Hours)

Shared: 3 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 153

Grade Policy
No grade lower than a B will be accepted in a graduate course in this program. Students earning less than a B in a graduate course must retake the course and earn a B or higher, to apply it to their graduate degree.

Admission

  • Must have completed ENG 3014 as part of the 15 Credit Hours of undergraduate coursework required for admission.
  • Application may be made by any student who has satisfied the minimum requirements.
  • Applications should be addressed to the Department Undergraduate and Graduate Directors and should include a statement by the student affirming satisfaction of minimum requirements (with supporting documentation) and a letter of recommendation from a Literary Studies faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance.

Shared – 3 Credit Hours
Three (3) Credit Hours of graduate credit may be shared as follows:
ENG 6018   Studies in Criticism and Theory I or ENG 6019  Studies in Criticism and Theory II will satisfy the ENG 4013 Literary Criticism requirement.


ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING M.S.E.V.

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Environmental Engineering M.S.E.V. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students may choose two (2) of the following three (3) 6000-level course options to meet the upper-level undergraduate Technical elective requirement:

  • ENV 6564   Environmental Engineering Design satisfies CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Design 
  • Any (3credit) 6000-level ENV course satisfies a Free Technical elective.
  • Any (3credit) 6000-level ENV course satisfies a Free Technical elective.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY M.S.I.T.

         Information Technology B.S.I.T. (120 Credit Hours) to Information Technology M.S.I.T. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 144 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper level Technical elective requirement.


LIBERAL ARTS (FILM STUDIES CONCENTRATION) M.A.

Humanities & Cultural Studies: Film & Media Studies Concentration B.A. (120 Credit hours) to Liberal Arts: Film Studies Concentration M.A. (33 Credit Hours)

Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 141 Credit Hours

Admission
Must have completed FIL 1002 with a B or higher as part of the 15 Credit Hours of undergraduate coursework required for admission.
 
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
  • HUM 6584  Global Cinema and New Media since 1960 satisfies FIL 3077
  • HUM 6586   Film Theory or HUM 6801 Theories and Methods of Cultural Studies satisfies HUM 4581
  • An additional six (6) graduate Credit Hours may be earned by taking any course offered by HCS that is at the 6000 level.

MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING M.S.M.S.E.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (131 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two (2) approved ECH-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirements.

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved ECE-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Shared: 3 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 3 Credit Hours
Students can take approved EEL-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

 


 

MEDICINE M.D.

Honors College – Undergraduate Bachelor’s (B.S.) -120 Credit Hours to Medicine M.D. (4-year Professional Program)

Shared: 12 Credit Hours

 


PHARMACY Pharm.D.

Biomedical Sciences B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Pharmacy Pharm.D. (148 Credit Hours)

Shared: 10 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 258 Credit Hours

Requires students to complete the first year (36 credits) of the PharmD during their senior year of their B.S.  All BMS students will complete FLENT and Summer Enrollment requirements as well as graduation requirements listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Admission
For initial eligibility a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College as a first-year student (at least a 1360 CR+M SAT or 29 ACT and 3.80 High School weighted GPA as calculated by USF’s Office of Admissions;
  • hold US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Shared – 10 Credit Hours
According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 48 semester Credit Hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences students will take up to 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses listed below. Out of these 21 credits, up to 10 credits will be shared with the Pharm.D.. program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • PHA 6451   Clinical Biochemistry Credit(s): 2
  • PHA 6792C  Drug Information/Literature Evaluation Credit(s): 2
  • PHA 6577   Biochemical and Molecular Principles of Drug Action Credit(s): 4
  • PHA 6755   Medical Microbiology and Immunology Credit(s):2
Non-medical Community Service Volunteering:
Completion of a minimum of 60 contact Credit Hours of volunteering is required. Community service is defined as involvement in a service activity without receiving monetary compensation. Service performed as part of employment or a service learning course will NOT satisfy this requirement. This requirement is must be completed by the end of the second year.  Contact the College of Pharmacy for application requirements.

Conferring of BS Degree (fourth year; first professional year of Pharmacy)
Students must successfully complete all requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum to graduate. Successful completion of the academic program of study contained within the first professional pharmacy year is required for the completion of the bachelor’s degree in the accelerated (3+4) program and to continue in the pharmacy program.


PUBLIC HEALTH M.P.H.

Public Health MPH (42 Credit Hours) to Honors College – Undergraduate Bachelor’s BS (120 Credit Hours)

Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Shared
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