The Bachelor of Applied Science allows you to take classes 100% online or take a combination of online and in-person classes. You will work with your advisor to build a custom degree plan with concentrations tailored to your interests.
If you choose to take classes 100% online, you can either build your own degree plan or choose an online emphasis area in cyber operations essentials, early childhood education and project management.
Transferring credits from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Intermediate Technical Certificate or Advanced Technical Certificate is required to be admitted to this program. If you need additional foundational credits, the Online Degree Pathway can help you complete these general requirements online.
Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the undergraduate catalog site.
Selecting a full-time or part-time schedule
Multiple start dates are available throughout the academic year, and you can take classes on a part-time or full-time schedule that works for you. Students attending full-time can complete the program in as little as one year.
Before deciding on a full-time or part-time schedule, ask yourself:
- Do I have seven to nine hours per week, per class to devote to studying?
- What other obligations currently require my time?
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Plan
The Bachelor of Applied Science is a 120-credit program that includes the following:
- Required Courses – 12 credits.
- (Option One) Concentration Courses – 28 credits. Choose 18 credits from one or more concentrations and 10 credits from upper-division electives. Concentration(s) must be approved by your advisor.
- (Option Two) Online Emphasis Area Courses – 28 credits. The following emphasis areas are only available for students taking classes 100% online: cyber operations essentials, early childhood education and project management.
- Electives – 0 to 23 credits.
- Technical Education Credits – 20 to 48 credits. These may be from a technical associate degree (AAS or equivalent), an advanced technical certificate (ATC), or an intermediate technical certificate (ITC) awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
- University Foundations Courses – 37 credits. These general education credits may be met through transfer coursework or will be incorporated into your degree plan.
Review the following table for details on required courses.
|BAS 305||Introduction to the Applied Sciences||1
|BAS 492||Proposal for Capstone Project||1
|BAS 495||Capstone Project||2
|IPS 315||Integrative Learning||2
|IPS 375||Perspective Taking||3
|IPS 385||Asking Questions and Framing Problems||3
Boise State maintains authorization to offer online programs in Idaho and beyond. Detailed information about state authorization is available on the eCampus Center website.
Note: 493 Internship, 494 Conference or Workshop, and 496 Independent Study are limited to a combined total of nine credits.