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The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree that applies your technical education to a bachelor’s degree. Our degree plan combines a well-rounded, rigorous core curriculum with an emphasis or minor of your choice to compliment your technical and professional expertise.

Classes are offered in-person or online, with no in-person requirements. You can complete the degree at a flexible full-time or part-time pace that works for your schedule. Classes run year-round in 7 week sessions and 16 week semesters. Please review the academic calendar for semester start dates and deadlines.

Bachelor of Applied Science Curriculum Requirements

All Bachelor of Applied Science majors must complete the University Foundations Program requirements and all major requirements. You will work closely with the academic advisor to develop a detailed academic degree plan. Each academic degree plan is unique to the student and is created based on their chosen Area of Emphasis, minor, or certificate program.

Bachelor of Applied Science Curriculum

BAS 305 Introduction to the Applied Sciences1
MDS 315 Integrative Learning2
MDS 375 Perspective Taking3
MDS 385 Asking Questions and Framing Problems3
BAS 492 Proposal for Capstone Project1
BAS 495 Capstone Project2
Select 18 upper-division credits from one or more
emphasis areas. Emphasis area(s) must be approved by
the student’s advisor.*
Upper division internship, workshop, independent study, and seminar credits are limited to a combined total of 9 credits.10
Must be academic credits.6
BAS 100xf Applied Science Technical Electives40
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FC Oral Communication course3
FM Mathematics course3
FN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course with a lab4
FN Natural, Physical, and Applied Science Course3
FH Humanities course3
FA Arts course3
FS Social Sciences course in a first field3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3

Check out our upcoming Bachelor of Applied Science course offerings.

Required Course Descriptions

  • BAS 305 Introduction to the Applied Sciences Explore academic and career goal-setting, the connection of theory to practice, academic culture, academic integrity, the vital nature of an academic support community, and the qualities of a reflective and adaptive learner. PREREQ: Admission to the BAS Program.
  • MDS 315 Integrative Learning  Explore the theory and practice of integrative learning and the skills and strategies necessary to develop an integrative mindset, to integrate personal histories and experiences with new ideas, and to become a reflective and adaptive learner. PREREQ: BAS 305 or MDS 305.
  • MDS 375 Perspective Taking Examine an issue from multiple perspectives and learn to broadly and accurately grasp other viewpoints, to identify the differences between them, to discover the common ground they share, and to evaluate their soundness. COREQ: MDS 315.
  • MDS 385 Asking Questions and Framing Problems Question a practical problem holistically to identify its conditions and costs, to discover new connections and relationships, and ultimately, to recognize, understand, and clearly articulate its breadth and complexity. COREQ: MDS 315.
  • BAS 492 Proposal for Capstone Project Design and plan a personally and professionally relevant capstone project. COREQ: MDS 375 and MDS 385 and PERM/INST.
  • BAS 495 Capstone in the Applied Sciences Finalize and present an approved capstone project and write a culminating self-evaluation. PREREQ: BAS 492 and PERM/INST.
  • UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity  Engages students in discussion of ethics and diversity in contemporary societal issues. Courses include writing assignments and an experiential learning component. Topics may vary each time the course is taught. PREREQ: ENGL 102, UF 100, and sophomore status.

We offer over 30 different Areas of Emphasis that allow you to create a customized concentration that aligns with your educational and career goals. Work with your academic advisor to develop a degree plan that works for you.