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What is a Bachelor of Applied Science?

Partly due to the growth of online education from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are discovering opportunities to earn a flexible, affordable degree.

For adults and nontraditional students with a technical associate degree (Associate of Applied Science), Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC), Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) or other college credits, Boise State University’s online Bachelor of Applied Science is a great route to baccalaureate education completion.

So, what is a Bachelor of Applied Science? It’s a high-quality, flexible, interdisciplinary program that complements your current or desired career trajectory. You also pay no out-of-state fees regardless of where you live.

With no in-person requirements, you can complete the degree on a full- or part-time basis from anywhere you have an internet connection. If you go full-time, you can graduate in as few as 17 months. By earning a bachelor’s degree, you will increase your knowledge and potential career opportunities.

Boise State also offers a strong student support system. The program’s courses and advising encourage you to be part of a community of learners and build relationships with your classmates through technologies that support online discussions and group work around your schedule.

Tailor Your Degree

One of the biggest advantages of the online Bachelor of Applied Science is the ability to customize your experience by choosing from several concentrations and emphasis areas.

The three in-demand emphasis areas available to you as an online student are:

  • Cyber Operations Essentials: Focuses on the critical cyber skills you need to design cyber processes and programs to protect information systems and networks.
  • Early Childhood Education: Explores best practices, supporting children’s inquiry and development and solidifies your skills to become a leader and advocate in the early childhood education field.
  • Project Management: Develops your skills in project plans, timeline management, working with stakeholders and executing strategic goals. Also prepares you to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam or the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

You can choose one or more concentrations, including a custom option of courses that fall in line with your specific interests. They include:

  • Business and Leadership: +Business, Applied Leadership, Business Creation, Community Impact, Leadership and Human Relations, Project Management
  • Communication, Innovation and Design: Communication Management, Conflict Management, Content Production, Innovation and Design, Media Content Management, Public Relations, UX Design, User Experience Research: UX Professional
  • Cyber: Cyber for All, Cyber Operations
  • Education: Inquiry-Based Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare: Public Health

Get Connected

The online Bachelor of Applied Science offers a diverse opportunity to connect you with students from all over the world from all industries. You will experience a diversity of cultures and opinions that lead to a greater learning experience and will prepare you for work in a global society.

The program also allows you to utilize your life experience and previous college credits to remain professionally relevant through versatile coursework and enhanced technical skills.

By completing your Bachelor of Applied Science, you will have the option of advancing in your current role, switching careers or moving on to graduate school.

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