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Areas of Emphasis

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is an interdisciplinary degree. You can take upper division courses from a variety of disciplines, but you are required to choose a minor, certificate, or an emphasis to satisfy the Area of Emphasis (AOE) requirement. To help you explore the different minors and emphases, we created over 30 recommended degree plans in everything from general business to environmental studies and then divided them into 3 tracks to help you find the degree plan that matches your academic interests and professional goals. A minimum of 15 upper-division credits are required in one Area of Emphasis or 18 upper-division credits in two Areas of Emphasis (9 upper-division credits in each AOE).

Humanities & Social Science

If you are interested in focusing on human culture topics such as History, Psychology, or Arabic Studies, explore the degree options in Humanities and Social Science.

Leadership & Business Technology

If you are interested in subjects such as Business Communication, Construction Management, or Dispute Resolution, explore the options in Leadership and  Business Technology.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

If you are interested in focusing your studies on a subject like Geospatial Information Analysis, Chemistry, or Health Sciences, explore the different options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

In today’s world issues are often complex, even global, and require a more flexible and creative approach. By completing my BAS I will be able to integrate a creative approach to problem solving and bridge the gap between traditional disciplines. -H. Rapoza, BAS Student

Please talk with the Academic Advisor if you are interested in pursuing an Area of Emphasis that is not listed on this website.


Contact us for more information about the Bachelor of Applied Science Program.

Phone: (208) 426-3496
Email: appliedscience@boisestate.edu
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