Applied Science, BAS
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Created specifically for students who have earned an AAS, the Applied Science program offers students a tailored educational and developmental experience to pursue their career goals in business, communication, and criminal justice, among many other disciplines.

The BAS is for students who have already earned a community college AAS degree. The program allows students to apply the technical knowledge gained from their associate degree and significantly broaden their education through completion of a concentration of their design that expands on the coursework completed in their AAS or by creating a new concentration in a different area of study.

The program includes a unique, personalized area of concentration tailored to the student's individual interests and career goals. The possibilities include but are not limited to applied computing, applied ethics, biology, biomedical research, business, conflict resolution, communication, creative writing, cybersecurity, English, environmental science, film and video studies, forensic psychology, forensic science, interdisciplinary arts and performance, risk communication, peace studies, political science, psychology, Spanish and statistics. The program also includes an internship experience.

Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science from an accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

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Applied Science, BAS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


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Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career outlook

Because the program allows students to tailor their concentration, graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities as well as graduate programs in law, business, social sciences and education.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers7%$61,050
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers7.6%$61,820
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Social Science Research Assistants4.3%$46,000
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Private Detectives and Investigators 10.6%$50,700
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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