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