Online Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) at Boise State University is a world-class, interdisciplinary degree that capitalizes on and complements your technical associate degree (AAS). You will learn in a supportive and stimulating academic environment while you prepare for challenging and rewarding professional opportunities. The Online BAS builds on your technical expertise and is the perfect next step to advance your career.

“I knew that when I chose to come back to school, I’d have to do so completely online. I chose Boise State very carefully and I had all 50 states to look at and beyond when I chose this program.” -Susan, Current Online BAS Student

The Online Bachelor of Applied Science courses are delivered entirely online through Blackboard, a web-based course-management system designed for students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center, and more. The format of online classes is similar to traditional classes with regard to schedule and workload. Instructors provide students with assignments, set deadlines, and interact on a regular basis through discussion boards, instant chat, and e-mail.

Program Learning Outcomes

I will creatively combine my ideas and experiences with new learning opportunities:

  • to understand context and discover new connections
  • to create mindful, collaborative, and productive relationships
  • to become a reflective and adaptive learner

Technology Requirements

Online courses require specific technology, including:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband or a high-speed network connection is preferred.
  • Frequent access to a computer on a daily basis.
  • A computer capable of running any certified or compatible operating system and web browser listed by Blackboard.
  • A webcam and headphones with a microphone.

Time Requirements

The amount of time spent in an online course is equivalent to an on-campus course. There is a significant amount of reading, writing papers, and discussing topics with classmates and the instructor. It is your responsibility to schedule time during each day to complete these activities and keep track of assignment deadlines and exam dates. Therefore, time management is crucial for success. We recommend outside obligations must be carefully considered when determining whether to commit to full-time versus part-time programmatic status.