Advance your career and complete your degree with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

With a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, you will gain an interdisciplinary background that will prepare you for leadership in a wide range of fields. Our professor-led courses provide you the structure to move decisively toward graduation and your future career. By maximizing your transfer credits, you can capitalize on what you've learned and then complete courses with real-world application to prepare for future employment.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration 2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: Big Easy Links

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Applied arts and sciences students are typically interested in careers including:

  • Project management
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Leadership roles
  • Coaching
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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

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Student Support

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.6 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in applied arts and sciences offers the opportunity to:

  • Customize the courses leading to your future career
  • Prepare for advanced graduate studies
  • Upskill to move up the corporate ladder
  • Transition into a new career
  • Gain credibility in the marketplace
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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: Careers

Careers

Your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree offers many opportunities in the job market; from office technology to entrepreneur or military advancement to teacher, the possibilities are limitless! These are just some of the jobs for which a BAAS degree will eventually qualify you.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Elementary Education
$60,660
Social & Community Service Managers
$69,600
General & Operations Managers
$107, 680
Human Resources Specialists
$63,490
Project Management Specialists
$77,420

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What You Will Learn

You will learn an interdisciplinary approach to real-world problems and practices. By maximizing transfer credits, you can customize your courses to work toward your career goals. Every step of the way, your professors and advisor will provide you with the support and guidance you need to succeed.

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree. Your faculty will be fully involved in helping you achieve your goals!

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: Texas Two Step Program

North Texas Two-Step Program

The Texas Two-Step Project (Technology Workforce Opportunities through Seamless Transitions and Educational Partnerships) offers seamless transitions from associate of applied science degrees at local community colleges to a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from A&M-Commerce. This project will enable you to use your WECM, military and community college credits as part of a four-year degree!

How does it work?

The Texas Two-Step Project allows you to transfer technical coursework into a customized degree plan that focuses on your career goals.

  • Step One: As a high school student, you may earn college credit for Tech Prep courses and apply them toward associate’s of applied science degrees at the community college level.
  • Step Two: As a student at a community college, you may apply specified technical coursework toward a BAAS at A&M-Commerce.

For more information, contact the College of Innovation and Design at [email protected]

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: Degree Guide

Degree Guide

General Education (42 hours)

Complete before starting the courses in the BAAS major

  • Eng 1301: Freshman English (3 semester hours)
  • Eng 1302: Freshman English (3 semester hours)
  • Math 1314, 1324 or 2413 (Choose one, 3 semester hours)
  • Life and Physical Science (3 sh)
  • Life and Physical Science (3 semester hours)
  • Literature, Philosophy, and Cultures (3 semester hours)
  • Creative Arts (3 semester hours)
  • Hist 1301: History of the United States through Reconstruction (3 semester hours)
  • Hist 1302: History of the United States from Reconstruction (3 semester hours)
  • Psci 2301: The U.S. Government (3 semester hours)
  • Psci 2302: Texas and the Federal System (3 semester hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3 semester hours)
  • Degree Pathway (3 semester hours)
  • Degree Pathway (3 semester hours)

Professional Development Electives (48 hours)

Complete before starting the courses in the BAAS major

  • 42 free academic lower- or upper-level electives
  • Transfer community college, military, or WECM course OR customize your course selections
  • *See advisor for details

Courses in the BAAS Major (30 hours)

  • BAAS 301: Designing Your Future Work
  • TMGT 303: Professional Communication
  • BAAS 326: Exploring Spreadsheets
  • BAAS 351: Planning, Budgeting, & Decision Making
  • BAAS 345: Leadership Techniques
  • TMGT 350: Essentials of Technology Management
  • BAAS 408: Problem Solving with Databases
  • BAAS 445: Ethical Decision Making
  • TMGT 358: Essentials of Project Management
  • BAAS 443 Professional Standards. Take during your last semester
  • Three upper-level electives

TOTAL: 120 hours

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

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Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) :: 1.14aa Staff

Faculty & Staff

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Applied Arts and Sciences :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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