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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
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
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives 0-42

Specialization Areas

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.

AU-ABC Partnership

The B.A.A.S. degree with a specialization in 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. with a specialization in Criminal Justice 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 Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, will make an exception to standard policy with regard to Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) credits for a CCAF degree-holder. All credits from CCAF associate’s degrees will be accepted and applied toward your degree plan. However, should you choose to change your degree plan, the transfer credits originally accepted and applied may be revoked.

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