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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) Degree Plan

120 semester hours

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences is designed to be a pathway to baccalaureate degree completion for students who have already completed an associate’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The associate’s degree may be in any area, including technical (non-academic) degrees. The specialization may also be chosen from any available area, although selecting a specialization to match the student’s associate’s degree preparation will facilitate entering into the upper division courses required.

Major-Academic Specialization
Courses Hours
Specialization Area (choose from the specialization areas below.) 30
Associate’s Degree Block Transfer
Courses Hours
Block transfer of credits from associate degree 60
Other Requirements
Courses Hours
Communication 1315 3
Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313 3
Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304,
Honors 2302,
Music 1306, 1310, 1313,
Theatre 1310
3
English 1301, 1302 6
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424, Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101,
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117, Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104
8
Language, Philosophy, and Culture:
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331, Philosophy 1301, 2306
3
Political Science: 2305, 2306 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives 0-42

Specializations

The academic specialization in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program requires 30 semester credit hours, of which at least 24 must be advanced.  At least 12 of these advanced hours must be taken in residence.

Criminal Justice Specialization
Courses Hours

CRIJ 3302, 3305, 3310, 3312, 4354
15
CRIJ (9 hours must be advanced) 15
Homeland Security Specialization
Courses Hours

BOR 3301, 3340, 4330, 4351, 4354, 4389
18
BOR (6 hours must be advanced) 12

Academic courses taken either as part of the associate’s degree or independent of it may apply toward the core curriculum requirements. Associate’s degrees from Texas community colleges include at least 9-15 semester credit hours of academic coursework which may be counted toward the core curriculum requirements. Transferring fewer than twelve hours of academic coursework may extend the degree beyond 120 hours.

For more information, please refer to the Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in the Catalog.

B.A.A.S. Contacts

  • For more information about ASU’s B.A.A.S. program, contact:

    College of Arts and Humanities Advising
    3rd Floor of the Library
    Room A 312
    325-942-2595