Administered by the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Arts and Sciences.The purpose of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) program is to offer career advancement opportunities to students who have previously earned the Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree. The B.A.A.S. degree will enhance students’ technical education and will prepare them with leadership skills relevant in their respective working environments. The B.A.A.S. program allows students to choose one of the three tracks that best suits their needs for professional development: Health Professions, Human & Legal Studies, and Industrial Technology.
The total credits required for a degree is 120.
General Education 42 credits
Complete the requirements shown in the General Education Requirements section of this catalog.
All majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through completion of COSC 1335 , or through examination, or through a similar computer science course that requires the actual use of computers.
Applied Arts and Science Requirements
The B.A.A.S. is available only to students transferring to the University with an A.A.S. degree or its equivalent. A block of 30 semester credit hours (sch) from the technical field of the A.A.S. degree will be applied to the B.A.A.S. degree. Fifteen additional sch from the General Education Requirements category taken as part of the A.A.S. degree can also be applied to satisfy the University’s General Education Requirement section of the B.A.A.S. degree. Students must complete 27 sch in courses related to their A.A.S. specialty. In addition, all B.A.A.S. students must complete BAAS 4393 (Senior Project) and all B.A.A.S. students will be required to complete a supervised internship course.
Minor 18 credits
B.A.A.S. students must complete a minor. At least 12 sch must be upper level. No more than 6 sch from courses applied toward the B.A.A.S. major may be used towards the minor.
Students may need to take electives to reach the required 120 total semester credit hours. Of these, at least 42 sch must be upper level.