Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Location: MHC 1110
The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS) prepares students, scholars, human service providers, policy makers, and other professionals to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations. Through multidisciplinary teaching, research, and engagement with community partners, the College focuses on the development and implementation of innovative solutions to the complex challenges that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, populations, and the communities in which we live.
In order to help students develop concentrations in elective work taken in conjunction with their chosen major, the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences offers minors in the following areas: American Sign Language, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Healthcare, Criminology, and Gerontology.
Students may not use courses in the major for the minor, unless approved by the department offering the minor. Specific requirements for the different minors appear with the departmental summaries listed in "Departments and Programs" Section of this catalog.
The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Dean's Office is located in MHC 1110 and the Office of Student Services (which handles student-related academic matters) is located in MHC 1143/1149. Academic Advising is housed within the major departments. Advisor contact information is available at: http://www.cbcs.usf.edu/CurrentStudents/ContactAdvising.cfm.
Entrance Requirement to Declare a Major in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in any previously attempted USF/overall college-level coursework prior to declaring a major in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis, with departmental approval required, by the CBCS Academic Regulations Committee.
The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences offers three undergraduate degree options: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work.
EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MEETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AS FOLLOWS:
- Complete at least 120 accepted semester hours with a minimum USF cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and overall GPA of 2.00. All grades including "D"s and "F"s are used to calculate USF, overall, and major GPAs for students in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
- Maintain major GPA of 2.00 in USF coursework.
- Complete the Foreign Language Entrance Requirement. Students pursuing a B.A. degree must also complete the Foreign Language Exit Requirement.
- Satisfy Board of Governor's Resolution 6.017 (Gordon Rule) concerning computation and communication. Transfer students who enter USF with 60 or more semester hours from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met the communication portion of this Regulation.
- Complete 36 hours of General Education Requirements (for more information, see section titled "Foundations of Knowledge and Learning" (FKL) in Academic Policies and Procedures section) as follows:
Core Curriculum Requirements:
- Six (6) hours credit in English Composition
- Six (6) hours credit in Mathematics OR Three (3) in Mathematics and Three (3) in Quantitative Reasoning
- Six (6) hours credit in Natural Sciences (3 credits in Life Science and 3 credits in Physical Science)
- Six (6) hours credit in Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Six (6) hours credit in Humanities
- Three (3) hours credit in Fine Arts
- Three (3) hours credit in Human and Cultural Diversity in a Global Context
- Three (3) hours credit in Capstone category (must be on current approved capstone exit course list)
- Three (3) hours credit in Writing Intensive category (must be on current approved writing intensive exit course list)