Your Future. Your Way.
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 applications to prepare for future employment.
Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Applied arts and sciences students are typically interested in careers including:
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Flexible and Online
Our programs are designed to be customized around your interests while meeting the needs of students who want the convenience of a fully online degree. Your faculty will be fully involved in helping you reach your goals.
In the College of Innovation and Design, you will gain applied skills in lieu of theory. As a working adult, you can apply what you learn to your existing position and prepare to move up the career ladder or take on a new career!
BAAS faculty are ready to guide you through your course work. They are on your team and dedicated to your success!
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
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020
This course emphasizes professionalism, communication practices, techniques and skills. You will use a design-thinking approach to learn practical tools and ideas to make the most of your A&M-Commerce experience. Topics include the purpose of college, educational and vocational wayfinding, and preparation for the agility and resilience needed for lifelong employment. You will identify individual goals, assess skills and talents, explore career options, analyze the job market and effectively use employment search tools.
This course provides you with comprehensive information about leadership and management functions to prepare individuals to effectively mentor and develop tomorrow's leaders while leading and managing today's organizations. You will gain critical knowledge and skills to carry out organizational goals and objectives.
This course will help you develop advanced data analysis skills. Using industry-standard software tools, you will use case studies that focus on real world organizational problems. You will focus on identifying the problem, using software to produce results and defending those results through analysis.
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]
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.
TOTAL: 120 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get into Graduate School?
What are the minimum requirements for admission into the program?
For admission into the BAAS degree program or the BGS degree program, you should have completed at least the following:
Complete 65 total semester hours of college or university-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
- 35 semester hours in general education
- 3 semester hours of college algebra or an equivalent mathematics course
- 6 semester hours of English composition
- 6 semester hours of American history
- 6 semester hours of natural science
30 semester hours in your career field or technical/vocational discipline
You can transfer up to 85 hours:
- General education or core requirement (43 semester hours)
- Support courses in the major (6 semester hours)
- General elective coursework from an approved or accredited institution (36 semester hours)
Career field requirements consist of 36 semester hours of general elective courses. General elective coursework can be in any subject area or field and is easily transferred to the degree.
Who is my Success Coach and what do they do?
An academic advisor is the main point of contact for all entering students, both first-year and new transfers. Academic advisors are responsible for advising all BAAS and BGS students, including course selection and registration. Your success coach is [email protected], 903.886.5370.
Where do I find books for my class?
How do I officially declare or change my major?
How do I obtain verification of enrollment?
What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?
How do I request a transcript?
Who is my advisor and why would I need to see them?
Your advisor is Misty Lair. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 903.886.5370. When you reach junior status (at least 60 hours) and have completed a semester at this university, you will meet with your advisor for degree plan and evaluation questions, scheduling issues, graduation check-out, general advising, and job prospects and questions. Your advisor will assist with your graduation process as well.
How do I drop or add a course?
You can find information about dropping or adding a course on our General and Information and Policies page. Dropping a course may affect your financial aid and your scholarships. Please check with those offices before proceeding, if necessary. If you are unable to personally take care of the drop/add because of your location, please contact the department of the course you wish to drop or add for clear directions to fax or email your completed form.
Why can’t I drop my Math or English course and What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?
Math courses include: PJCM 306/300 or Math 131/141/175
English courses include: ENG 100/110/101
ENG 100 must be taken concurrently with coordinating college-level courses according to the University Basic Skills Policy found in the Student Guide. As a CID student, you must be continuously enrolled in mathematics until you complete your math requirements.
How does financial aid work?
You have to be enrolled in at least six hours (2 courses) to be considered half-time and eligible for grants and loans. Full-time enrollment is 12 hours (4 courses).
For more information, visit the Cost and Assistance page.
Please email [email protected] or call 903.886.5096 for questions about applying for financial aid.