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

(120 credit 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 or
who have completed at least 12 hours of transfer credit. This degree program is also beneficial for students with extensive credits through military training but who have not yet earned a degree. The specialization may be from any available area, although selecting a specialization to match the student’s prior course work will facilitate entering into the upper division courses required.

NOTE: The B.A.A.S. degree cannot be used in a dual degree.

Major-Academic Specialization
Courses Hours
Specialization Area (choose from the specialization areas below.) 30-33
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Courses Hours
Electives 45 - 48

Electives can include vocational, technical, or academic transfer credits. 30 hours of advanced hours are required for the B.A.A.S. degree. If the advanced hour requirement is not met within the specialization area, advanced hours may need to be taken as elective credits.

Specialization Areas

Adult Education
Courses Hours
EDAE 3301, 3310, 3311, 3330, 3340, 4310, 4320, 4321, 4330, 4340 30
Computer Science
Courses Hours
CS 1336, 1337, 2336, 3311, 4306 15
CS electives (must be advanced) * 18
Criminal Justice
Courses Hours
CRIJ 3302, 3305, 3310, 3312, 4354 15
CRIJ (9 hours must be advanced) 15
Homeland Security
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.

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

AU-ABC Partnership

The B.A.A.S. degree with a specialization in Adult Education, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice has been approved by Air University to be included in the AU-ABC program. Degrees in the AU-ABC program allow students to transfer all 60 hours of their Associate Degree from CCAF into the course requirements. Since the B.A.A.S. requires 120 SCH and all 60 hours from the CCAF degree will be used, the student is only required to complete an additional 60 SCH to complete the B.A.A.S.

The B.A.A.S. program allows vocational/technical credits to be applied towards the degree. Should students choose to change to another degree plan, the technical/vocational credits originally accepted and applied may not apply to another degree program.