Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is a 180 credit baccalaureate degree, specifically designed to build on professional-technical associate’s degrees that provide workplace skills, such as Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees. BAS degrees include a professional core of courses from the AAS-T degree, general education credits, and upper division courses. BAS degrees are a pathway to the baccalaureate level with upper-division coursework, in an applied field, that provide expanded career opportunities for graduates and meet the needs of employers in the community. BAS degrees incorporate more applied, hands-on learning than a traditional bachelor’s degree, allowing students to advance their skills and abilities without following the traditional direct transfer degree pathway. Graduates with a BAS degree may apply to related master's degree programs.