The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to enable Associate of Applied Science graduates of post-secondary career and technology education and vocational-technical programs to obtain baccalaureate degrees. Under this program, the 36-48 hours of career and technology courses in the student’s technical field may be accepted in block. In addition students may transfer from community and junior colleges up to 30 hours of academic courses. The students must complete a concentration and also complete the university core curriculum requirements.
Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, the student’s diploma and transcript indicate the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Applied Arts and Sciences was conferred.
A minimum of 42 hours must be completed at the advanced (300 and 400) level. A total of 120 total hours must be completed to earn this degree.
The staff members in the Academic Student Services Office at the UC assist all students in determining which program of study to pursue. This includes providing information about the variety of programs available, reviewing transcripts to aid in identifying any courses to be completed before entering the program of choice, and serving as liaison between the student and university program representatives. Students who have already earned an associate’s degree or have a substantial number of college academic credit hours should contact the Academic Student Services Office (936.273.7510 or 936.321.4500) for advising and to begin the transfer admission process for the university offering the degree program they desire to pursue.
(For additional information see the Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS (AAS) section of the Sam Houston State University Transfer/Joint Admissions Website on-line)