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2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits) 
    
2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits)

Bachelor of Applied Science, B.A.S.


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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Plan of Study  

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is structured for students who have completed or will have completed a technical career focus or who have obtained an associate of science, associate of applied science, or associate of general technology degree. The program requires additional studies in general education and other academic and professional core courses.

Degree requirements include the following:

  1. Completion of an ADHE approved Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Technology, or Associate of Applied Science in General Technology with at least a 2.00 grade point average. The approval of specific programs or the transferability of credits toward the B.A.S. degree rests with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University. NOTE: Any developmental coursework (e.g., Fundamentals of English, Introduction to Algebra, Intermediate Algebra) taken in fulfilling the requirements of a technical program cannot be applied toward the B.A.S. degree.
  2. Completion of the University’s 35-hour general education curriculum. General education courses at the 1000-level or above which are taken to fulfill the requirements of an approved associate degree program may also be applied toward the B.A.S. degree.
  3. Completion of a prescribed academic and professional core
  4. Completion of a minimum of 120 total hours at the 1000-level or above, of which at least 40 hours must be 3000-4000 level courses.
  5. Achievement of a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Total Credit Hours: 120


Technical, occupational, and technical support hours taken in completing an approved Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Technology, or Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree program: 45 hours.

See the Technical Programs section in this catalog to preview the available programs at Crossett and McGehee; see the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources section to preview the A.S. in Land Surveying Technology; see the School of Nursing section to preview the A.A.S. in Nursing; see the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences chapter to preview the A.A.S. in Crime Scene Investigation and the A.A.S. in Law Enforcement Administration.

A student who has completed an appropriate degree or appropriate credit hours at an accredited community or technical college may apply the transfer work toward the degree requirements. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University has responsibility for approving specific programs or the transferability of credits toward the B.A.S. degree.

General Education Requirements: 35 hours


English Composition: 6 hours


Mathematics: 3 hours


One of the following courses:

Communication: 3 hours


Fine Arts: 3 hours


One of the following courses:

Humanities: 3 hours


Choose one of the following:

Social Sciences: 9 hours


One of the following courses:

Two courses from two different disciplines from the following courses (6 hours):

Note:

(1) Recommended if student plans to use CJ course in the professional core.
(2) Recommended if student plans to use PSY course in the professional core.
(3) Recommended if student plans to use SOC course in the professional core.
(4) Recommended if student plans to use SWK course in the professional core.

Sciences with labs: 8 hours


Choose eight hours from two 3-hour lecture courses with associated 1-hour labs or two 4-hour courses with integrated labs chosen from the following disciplines:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physics

Academic and Professional Core required courses: 15 hours


Capstone Course Requirement: 1 hour


Eight courses: 24 hours


Eight courses (24 credit hours) appropriate for your academic, professional and career goals from at least two different groups below. Courses taken as a part of the Academic and Professional Core will not count toward this requirement.

Criminal Justice: Any 3000-4000-level course

Electives:


Electives at the 1000-level or above, non-technical courses, to reach 120 hours. The number of electives will depend on the technical course of study the student has received.

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