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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a total of 180 credits

Credits are split into three 60-credit sections:

This requirement is typically met prior to starting the Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology Application Development (BAS-ITAD) program, and will be met by the core courses earned in completion of an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T), or equivalent degree, in one of the following:


Computer Information Systems

Web Development and Cloud Computing

Application Development

Computer Science

Computer Programming


If students did not complete an AAS-T or have credits from a college other than Edmonds College, please contact the ITAD Department for a preliminary transcript review to determine Proficiency credits.

This requirement will be met in two parts. At least 25-30 of the 60 credits will be completed as part of the AAS-T, or equivalent degree, prior to the start of the BAS-ITAD program. The remaining credits will be completed during the BAS-ITAD program.

Note: if students have more than 30 credits of general education prior to starting the BAS-ITAD  program, credits may be transferable after a transcript review.

Please see the General Education chart below for a breakdown of the courses and credits.

This requirement will be completed in two years (6 quarters) during the BAS-ITAD program. Each ITAD course is 5 credits, and are held during fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Summer quarter can be used for completing General Education credits, if needed.

General Education (60 credits) Break Down:

Note: alternate courses from an accredited college may be accepted to meet the General Education Requirements through the transcript evaluation process if completed prior to starting the BAS program. See Program Manager.

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.


Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Humanities Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems, and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.


Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.


Social Sciences Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use social science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

See the Course List - Social Sciences Distribution Courses to view course choices.


Additional Program/General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Choose three additional courses from the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, or social sciences course distribution lists provided below.

Course Lists