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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Requirements

You likely have 40 upper-division credits to complete at Boise State to obtain your bachelor’s, plus any remaining foundational courses that would satisfy the degree requirements. Below, you’ll see some familiar classes that you’ve already taken through your associates and you’ll see additional classes you might still need.

University Foundations Courses

These foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework, or they may be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State. They are required in order to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 101Writing and Rhetoric I3
ENGL 102Writing and Rhetoric II3
UF 200Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FC*Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM*Mathematics course3-4
FN*Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN*Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA*Arts course3
FH*Humanities course3-4
FS*Social Sciences course3
FS*Social Sciences course in a second field3
*Foundation Discipline (FD) courses are part of the Boise State University Foundations program. For more details and a list of available courses, see Online University Foundations Courses.

Bachelor of Applied Science Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
Upper Division Major Requirements
BAS 305Introduction to the Applied Sciences1
BAS 492Capstone Project1
BAS 495Capstone Project2
MDS 315Integrative Learning2
MDS 375Perspective Taking3
MDS 385Asking Questions and Framing Problems3
Select 18 upper-division credits from one or more online emphasis areas. Online emphasis area(s) must be approved by your advisor.18
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits10
Emphasis Area: Credits awarded, up to 40, for your technical associate degree (AAS or equivalent) awarded by a regionally accredited institution.40
University Foundations courses (see table below) and electives40
Total semester credits earned/needed for a bachelor’s degree from Boise State120

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