Applied Science (BAS)
Accelerated Program

The BAS program is for students who have already earned a community college AAS degree. The program allows students to apply the technical knowledge gained from their associate degree and significantly broaden their education through completion of a concentration of their design that expands on the coursework completed in their AAS or by creating a new concentration in a different area of study.

The program includes a unique, personalized area of concentration tailored to the student's individual interests and career goals. The possibilities include applied computing, applied ethics, biology, biomedical research, business, conflict resolution, communication, creative writing, cybersecurity, English, environmental science, film and video studies, forensic psychology, forensic science, interdisciplinary arts and performance, risk communication, peace studies, political science, psychology, Spanish and statistics.

The program also includes an internship experience.

Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science from an accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degree Offered

Applied Science (BAS)
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, New College of

West campus

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Career Outlook

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Because the program allows students to tailor their concentration, graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities as well as graduate programs such as law, business, social sciences and education.