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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Science Major, B.A.S. (Professional Development Concentration)


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School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach


Applied Science Program Information


Box 70659
Phone: (423) 439-4223
916 W. Maple St.
www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/degrees/BAS.aspx

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offers students with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in technical fields the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree by using more of their AAS hours than normally transfer to traditional majors. The degree is not intended for students with degrees in health-related fields or for students who have earned AAS degrees in subject areas where articulation agreements with ETSU already exist. B.A.S. students, in conjunction with the B.A.S. advisor, design an individualized program of study that best meets the student’s needs for professional development and career enhancement. The program of study includes a professional development concentration which students may fulfill either by completing an ETSU minor or by completing 27 hours of related, advisor-approved courses. Students who have previously earned a four-year degree are not eligible to enroll in the B.A.S. program. Due to the unique nature of the B.A.S. degree, students may not double major.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must have the AAS degree in a field that does not have an articulated program with ETSU.

  2. Students apply to ETSU and must meet ETSU general admission requirements.

  3. Upon acceptance to ETSU, students complete an admissions interview with a B.A.S. advisor.

  4. The B.A.S. advisor recommends admission or denial to the department chair, Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies.

  5. The department chair accepts or denies admission.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Mathematics


3 - 4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

  • MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1840 - Analytic Geometry and Differential Calculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Note:

    Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Applied Science Curriculum Requirements


Major Field Core: 10 Credit Hours


Concentration: 27 Credit Hours


General Electives: 39 Credit Hours


Approved electives to complete 120 total hours.

Additional Graduation Requirements:


A.A.S. degree transfer hours:


Up to 60 credits from the student’s AAS degree may be applied to the B.A.S. degree.

CSCI 1100: 3 credit hours


(Or pass the proficiency exam.)

Minor: no minor required


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