Majors

Accounting

With an Accounting degree from USF's Degree Completion program, you will be prepared to manage the finances of small businesses, corporate offices and financial institutions, focusing on the competency and core areas of accounting. Students in accounting focus on a wide range of issues including budgeting, financial analysis, personal and corporate taxation and auditing.

Accounting applicants must also have successful completion of the following courses before entering the accounting courses in the accelerated Degree Completion Program:

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply decision support tools to business decision-making.
  2. Apply major concepts of the selected discipline to real-world applications.
  3. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  4. Demonstrate competency in using critical, creative and integrative thinking.
  5. Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business.
  6. Identify ethical issues and obligations of business using ethical and faith-based frameworks.

Accounting Curriculum (44 semester hours)

Foundation for Professional Development 1 s.h.
Dynamics of Group & Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
Faith & World Views 3 s.h.
Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
Personal & Professional Christian Ethics & Values 3 s.h.
Statistical & Mathematical Functions 3 s.h.
Applied Organizational Research Proposal 4 s.h.
Principles of Financial Management 3 s.h.
Strategic Cost Analysis 3 s.h.
Individual Taxation 3 s.h.
Business Taxation 3 s.h.
Auditing & Assurance Services 3 s.h.
Advanced Topics in Accounting 3 s.h.
Accounting Colloquium 2 s.h.
Computerized Accounting with Peachtree 2 s.h.
Advanced Excel for Business Applications 2 s.h.

*Some students may need to take liberal arts and/or elective courses in addition to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program major to meet graduation requirements.

Business Innovation and Marketing

A degree in Business Innovation and Marketing from USF's Degree Completion program will equip you with the necessary skills to start a business, refine ways to produce and deliver existing goods and services, or develop new products and technologies. Starting and/or building new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations in response to identified opportunities is an exciting and rewarding challenge. The better prepared students are for the realities of starting or revitalizing an organization, the higher probability they have at being successful.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply decision support tools to business decision-making.
  2. Apply major concepts of the selected discipline to real-world applications.
  3. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  4. Demonstrate competency in using critical, creative and integrative thinking.
  5. Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business.
  6. Identify ethical issues and obligations of business using ethical and faith-based frameworks.

Business Innovation & Marketing Curriculum (41 semester hours)

Foundation for Professional Development 1 s.h.
Dynamics of Group & Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
Faith & World Views 3 s.h.
Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
Personal & Professional Christian Ethics & Values 3 s.h.
Statistical & Mathematical Functions 3 s.h.
Applied Organizational Research Proposal 4 s.h.
Principles of Financial Management 3 s.h.
Innovation and Problem Solving 3 s.h.
Business and Marketing Dynamics 3 s.h.
Sales and Marketing Management 3 s.h.
Human Resource Development 3 s.h.
Managing Innovative Projects 3 s.h.
Business Plan Development 3 s.h.

*Some students may need to take liberal arts and/or elective courses in addition to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program major to meet graduation requirements.

Management

USF's Degree Completion Management major is offered on campus (one or two nights per week) or completely online. This major prepares students for management and leadership positions within a wide range of companies. As a manager, you may deal with staffing, budgeting, marketing, allocating resources and motivating the workforce. Through this major, you will develop and improve skills in decision making, leadership, problem solving, values and ethics, organizational behavior, team building, project management, critical thinking, intercultural communication and conflict resolution.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply decision support tools to business decision-making.
  2. Apply major concepts of the selected discipline to real-world applications.
  3. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  4. Demonstrate competency in using critical, creative and integrative thinking.
  5. Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business.
  6. Identify ethical issues and obligations of business using ethical and faith-based frameworks.

Management Curriculum (42 semester hours)

Foundation for Professional Development 1 s.h.
Dynamics of Group & Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
Faith & World Views 3 s.h.
Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
Personal & Professional Christian Ethics & Values 3 s.h.
Statistical & Mathematical Functions 3 s.h.
Applied Organizational Research Proposal 4 s.h.
Employment Law 3 s.h.
Accounting for Decision Making 5 s.h.
Essentials of Management 3 s.h.
Project Management 3 s.h.
Leadership in Organizations 3 s.h.
Organizational Strategy 3 s.h.
Management Colloquium 2 s.h.

*Some students may need to take liberal arts and/or elective courses in addition to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program major to meet graduation requirements.

Project Management

Most people who earn a Project Management degree go on to work as project managers. A project manager oversees all elements of a project. This might be an IT project, a construction project or anything in between. A project manager must manage tasks throughout the project from conception to completion. Tasks may include defining goals, creating and maintaining schedules, establishing and monitoring budgets, delegating tasks to other team members, monitoring project process and meeting deadlines.

Project managers are increasingly in demand. Every industry has a need for project managers, and most like to turn to someone with experience, education, certification or some combination of the three. With the right education and work experience, you may also be able to use your Project Management degree from USF's Degree Completion program to secure positions in operations management, supply chain management, business administration or another area of business or management.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply decision support tools to business decision-making.
  2. Apply major concepts of the selected discipline to real-world applications.
  3. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  4. Demonstrate competency in using critical, creative and integrative thinking.
  5. Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business.
  6. Identify ethical issues and obligations of business using ethical and faith-based frameworks.

Project Management Curriculum

ACC 228 Accounting for Decision Making
BUS 200 Foundation for Professional Development
BUS 215 Introduction to Project Management
BUS 230 Project Management Tools
BUS 322 Employment Law
BUS 345 Project Performance and Quality Assurance
BUS 386 Dynamics of Group and Organizational Behavior
BUS 420 Leadership in organizations
BUS 435 Project Risk Management
BUS 445 Project Management Capstone
BUS 482 Personal and Professional Christian Ethics and Values
CST 373 Intercultural Communication
ENG 481 Applied Organizational Research Proposal
MAT 270 Statistics and Mathematical Functions
THE 376 Faith and World Views

Social Work

A Social Work degree from USF opens doors to a wide range of positions in mental health, disabilities, elderly care, medical care, corrections, family and children services, case management, human resources, church ministry, community planning and a variety of other areas.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers in the U.S. is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The social work profession is rapidly expanding to meet the growing needs of children and families at risk, the elderly population and the aging baby boomer generation.

Social Work Admission Guide

Social Work Curriculum

Core Liberal Arts Courses (12 Semester hours)

THE 140 Introduction to the Bible
THE 376 Faith and World Views
ENG 481 Research Proposal (LAR 112 equivalent)
EXS 200 Dimensions of Wellness

Social Work Courses (40 Semester hours)

SWK 341 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
SWK 342 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
SWK 302 Cultural Diversity
SWK 309 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
SWK 362 Individuals and Family
SWK 363 Groups
SWK 364 Social Welfare Organizations and Community Practice
SWK 430 Field Practicum
SWK TBD Social Work Elective
PSY 250 Research
  DCP Requirement (1 s.h.)