May 26, 2018
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.
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.
Applied Arts and Sciences
The total credits required for a degree is 120.
General Education Requirements (42 sch)
History (U.S. History) (6 sch)
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 sch)
Mathematics (3 or 4 sch)
(Statistics may be used for 2nd math)
Life and Physical Sciences (8 sch)
Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)
Creative Arts (3 sch)
* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.
Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)
Other Component Area Option (0 - 3 sch)
Students who take eight hours of lab science and four hours of math may not need additional credit from this section to reach the 42 required hours of general education.
Minor (18 sch)
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.
B.A.A.S. Tracks: Health Professions, Human and Legal Studies, and Industrial Technology
The B.A.A.S. will only be available to students transferring to the University with an A.A.S. degree or its equivalent. A block of 30sch from the technical field of the A.A.S. degree as well as all transferable General Education credit hours will be applied to the degree. Each student must complete 27sch in courses related to their AAS specialty. This total may include no more than 6sch from the department of the selected minor and should be selected from the Health Professions, Human & Legal Studies, or Industrial Technology categories. B.A.A.S. students 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. In addition, all B.A.A.S. students must complete BAAS 4393 Senior Project and every student will be required to complete a 3sch supervised internship. B.A.A.S. students must also complete a minor and no more than 6sch from the major may be used toward the minor.
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