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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science Major, B.A.S.

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General Program Information

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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.

Bachelor of Applied Science

Curriculum Requirements

TBR General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credit Hours


*See the General Education Core Requirements  for options.

Additional Graduation Requirements:

Proficiency intensives

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.

Gateway Courses:

Gateway courses are five ETSU courses required by all B.A.S. students, including the following: ENGL 1020  , MATH 1530 , and HIST 2010   and/or advisor approved courses. (These courses all apply to the student’s degree.) Each course must be completed with the minimum 2.0 prior to petitioning to earn credit for the following technical specialty courses from their AAS degree.

After completion of all Gateway courses as required, the B.A.S. advisor will complete a form to petition for credit for up to 30 technical specialty hours to be used in the degree program. These hours will be assigned to special categories used only for this degree. The advisor will determine how these hours may be applied to the student’s program.

Technical Specialty:

Technical courses from AAS degree that did not have direct transfer. In order to petition to earn credit for up to 30 of these hours, students must have met two conditions: (1) completion of all Gateway courses with minimum 2.0 in each course and (2) a minimum overall 2.0 GPA for all ETSU work. Direct transfer hours and technical specialty credit combined should not exceed 60 hours.

Professional Field Experience:

Satisfactory completion of the Professional Field Experience (BGSD 4210 ) is required to graduate.

General Electives:

Approved electives to complete 120 total hours.

Total Credits: 120 Credit Hours


All other graduation requirements of the university must be met. See http://www.etsu.edu/reg/graduation/obligations.aspx for listing of these requirements.

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