Applied Science (BAS)
Accelerated Program

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 School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies offers a BAS degree in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

This program, for students who have already earned an AAS degree, allows students to apply the technical knowledge gained from their associate degree and significantly broaden their education.

The program offers unique areas of concentration tailored to students' individual interests and career goals. These include but are not limited to business, communication, criminal justice, teaching, environmental issues, languages and cultures, and social sciences.

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. 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. The program also includes a capstone project.

Degree Offered

Applied Science (BAS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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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.

Financial Aid
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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
Business Teachers, Postsecondary8.8%$74,090
City and Regional Planning Aides5.6%$39,460
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 5%$56,810
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 21.4%$57,200
Immigration and Customs Inspectors-1.2%$79,870
Police Detectives-1.2%$79,870
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.4%$60,160
Police Identification and Records Officers-1.2%$79,870
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers2.3%$58,850
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Social Science Research Assistants5.6%$39,460
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Radio and Television Announcers-14.3%$29,790
Reporters and Correspondents -8.5%$36,000
Police Patrol Officers 5%$56,810
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$73,790
Private Detectives and Investigators5.2%$44,570
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Security Managers 3.9%$105,060
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 5%$56,810
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 17%$65,320
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Transportation Planners -2%$75,630

* 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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