Bachelor of Applied Science

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume management and leadership roles in the industry, enhance current employment, or pursue graduate study.  Up to 75 hours of transferred coursework may be applied to the degree. Completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree requires 45 hours of coursework after admission into the program in addition to any state-required General Education coursework not transferred into UAFS. A minimum of 120 credit hours are needed to complete this program. Classes are offered either completely online through distance education technology or on campus.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • use the moral reasoning process and other cognitive decision-making tools to make socially-responsible and situation-appropriate decisions.
  • analyze and interpret qualitative, quantitative, and financial data.
  • understand the four functions of management – planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  • use the tools of quality control and process improvement.
  • use the tools of project management to successfully manage an initiative.
  • recognize and appreciate the diversity inherent in today’s workplace.
  • understand requirements of regulatory agencies and initiate practices to ensure a safe working environment.

Admission Requirements

Interested parties should have completed, or be within one semester of completing, an Associate of Applied Science from an accredited academic institution. Students who have accumulated significant hours but have no degree are encouraged to apply. All students must apply to UAFS and be admitted into the BAS program before enrolling in classes. 


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