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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 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 up to 60 credit hours plus another 15 hours of General Studies courses from an accredited Arizona community college. The program also includes a capstone project.
Applied Science (BAS)
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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.
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:
|Business Teachers, Postsecondary||8.8%||$74,090|
|City and Regional Planning Aides||5.6%||$39,460|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.3%||$62,330|
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$62,550|
|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|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||10.4%||$60,160|
|Police Identification and Records Officers||-1.2%||$79,870|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||2.3%||$58,850|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$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 Science Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$73,790|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||5.2%||$44,570|
|Public Relations Specialists||6.2%||$55,680|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs||5%||$56,810|
|Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||17%||$65,320|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).