Aug 09, 2020  
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.), administered by the Industrial Technology program, is degree completion program that builds on previous post-secondary credit to offer students the career advancement  opportunities a bachelor degree provides. Students will have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, its equivalent, or have suflicient transferable credit from an accredited community or technical college.  The Admissions Officer, in collaboration  with the B.A.A.S Program Coordinator, makes the determination on the transferability  of credit.

The B.A.A.S. degree program design grows the professional management skills of the learner and meets the demand for leadership of highly technical professionals in the workplace. The B.A.A.S. degree will enhance student’s technical education and will prepare them with leadership skills relevant in their respective working environments.

The B.A.A.S. program provides two defined tracks, Industrial Technology and Healthcare Leadership. Given the broad range of A.A.S degree specializations offered by community colleges in Texas and across the nation and the career fields those graduates work in, it is not feasible to provide a defined track to meet all career needs. The General Studies track provides a flexible path for the B.A.A.S program coordinator to develop an individualized degree plan that includes decision-making,  management,  and leadership courses, aligns with the student’s  prior coursework, and meets the student’s  career goals. The degree major and title on the degree and transcript is Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.)  regardless of the track a student pursues.

 

Applied Arts and Science Degree Requirements

  • The B.A.A.S. is available to students transferring to the University with an A.A.S. degree or equivalent coursework.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours
  • Student must complete a minimum of 42 upper-level hours, 30 of which must be complete at UTPB.
  • A block of up to 30 semester credit hours (sch) of approved coursework from the technical field of the student’s  previous coursework will be applied to the B.A.A.S. degree. 
  • Students pursuing the B.A.A.S degree will have to satisfy the 42 hour General Education Requirements by completing general education courses not taken previously.
  • Complete a minor.
 
Students must select one of three tracks related to their A.A.S. specialty for this degree
  • Industrial Technology
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • General Studies

General Education Requirements (42 sch)


Communication (6 sch)


Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)


Component Area (3 sch)


Industrial Technology Track


Students that have successfully completed and introductory statistics course may substitute

ITEC 2101   for ITEC 2301  .

Minor (18 sch)


The B.A.A.S. track in industrial technology encompasses the courses required for Management Minor .

Electives


  • 9 upper-level sch from non-business areas.  No more than 30 sch in business courses (ACCT, FINA, MNGT, MRKT) may be applied toward the degree.

Minor


  • MNGT 3334  
  • 6 sch of any upper-level MNGT courses, except MNGT 4375.

Or

Electives


Twelve to fifteen sch from non-business courses to obtain 42 upper level sch and 120 total sch. Suggested disciplines include BIOL, COMM, ITEC, KINE, PSYC, PUBH, SOCI, or NURS.  No more than 30 sch in business courses (ACCT,FINA,MNGT, MRKT) may be applied toward the degree.

General Studies Track


Students  that  have successfully completed and introductory statistics course may substitute

ITEC 2101   for ITEC 2301  .

Minor


The B.A.A.S. track in industrial technology encompasses the courses required for Management Minor.

Electives


Elective courses needed to obtain 42 upper-level sch and 120 total sch.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study