May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Science Major, B.A.S. (Culinary Leadership Concentration)

Department Information

Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies

PO Box 70659

Phone: 423-439-4223

Yoakley Hall, second floor


JoAnne Smith, Advisor

213 Yoakley Hall

Phone: 423-439-4223



Web Address:


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BS.) degree offers students with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in technical fields the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree by using more of their AAS credits than typically 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. Students who have previously earned a four-year degree are not eligible to enroll in the BAS program. Students enrolled in the BAS program may not double major at ETSU. The BAS program emphasizes maximum flexibility; students may attend on-ground, online, or in either mode as needed.

Students seeking admission to the Applied Science major must hold an Associate Degree in Applied Science or the equivalent.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 79 credits
     Major Core    (10 credits)
     Concentration    (24 credits)
     General Electives    (42 credits)
     Senior Capstone    (3 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: Applied Science Major, B.A.S. (Culinary Leadership Concentration)  

Compass Core Curriculum  

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Total Requirements for Applied Science Major: 79 credits

General Electives: 42 credits

Senior Capstone: 3 credits

No Minor Required

The Prior Learning/Experiential Learning Portfolio

The prior learning portfolio is an option that allows students in the Bachelor of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies programs the opportunity to earn credit for college-level learning that has taken place outside the traditional college classroom. In consultation with the advisor, students prepare a prior learning portfolio, which is submitted to the advisor to appraise form and content. Final approval is made by the appropriate departmental faculty. Credit may be awarded only for prior learning that directly equates with specific ETSU courses.

If a student transfers from the majors listed above to another major, credits earned through the prior-learning portfolio cannot be applied to the new major. No more than 25 percent of the degree may be earned through the prior learning portfolio process. In a 120 credit program, this limit is 30 credits. Credit earned through the prior learning portfolio is ungraded and does not impact the student’s grade point average. Portfolio credit does not count as ETSU residence credit.

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. CSCI 1100  has arequired lab course, CSCI 1150 .

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.