Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Requirements
All Bachelor of Applied Science majors must complete the Foundational Studies 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 Degree Plan
- BAS 305 Introduction to the Applied Sciences (2-0-1) (F/S/SU). Examines the transition from technical expert to professional leader (AAS to BAS). Explores 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 lifelong learner. PREREQ: Admission to the BAS Program.
- BAS 310 Communication in the Applied Sciences (3-0-3)(F/S/SU)(CID). Examines principles and skills to prepare and execute effective written communication, oral presentations, and group communication activities. Common communication methods and principles will be covered, with an emphasis on critical thinking related to the student’s past learning and future professional goals. PREREQ: ENGL 102 and BAS 305.
- BAS 425 Creating a Culture of Safety (3-0-3) (F/S/SU) Study of safety as a vital element of human behavior in society, business, and industry. Examines the safety responsibilities of leaders, managers, and supervisors, focuses on developing skills in planning, implementation, awareness, monitoring, and risk management, and covers governmental influence, hazard awareness and control, operational considerations in the workplace, accidents, and planning. COREQ: BAS 310.
- BAS 495 Capstone in the Applied Sciences (3-0-3)(F/S/SU)(FF). Analysis of a contemporary problem or issue that is of interest to the student and that occurs in the student’s chosen academic/professional area of expertise. Projects will demonstrate knowledge of applied science, the ability to interpret data and relevant literature, ethical considerations and responsibilities, effective communication, and the ability to use relevant techniques to solve or assess the problem or issue. PREREQ: BAS 310 and 425.
- UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations (3-0-3) (F/S/SU). Supports the Foundational Studies Program by engaging students in discussions of ethics, diversity, and internationalization. Courses include writing assignments and an experimental 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.