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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Department Information

School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach

P.O. Box 70659
Phone: (423) 439-4223
916 W. Maple St.
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/degrees/bas.php

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 credits than normally may be transferred 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 should include either a professional development concentration made up of an ETSU minor plus additional credits to reach a total of 27, or a self-designed professional development concentration of 30 upper division credits. 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.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 76 credits
     Major Core    (10 credits)
     Concentration    (27 credits)
     General Electives    (39 credits)
Free Electives 2-3 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: APLS-BAS (PROF)  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Applied Science Major: 76 credits

Applied Science Major Core: 10 credits

Professional Development Concentration: 27 credits

Students may fulfill this concentration by completing 27 credits of related, advisor-approved courses, which may include credits earned with an ETSU minor.

General Electives: 39 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 2-3 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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