The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies program prepares you to build upon your occupational or educational background to advance your career and educational goals. With courses in liberal studies, organizational leadership, computer information systems and sociology, the program offers a generalist’s view of multiple specialties. Elective courses allow you to create a personalized degree while a unique capstone program provides an opportunity to showcase your professional expertise and proficiency.
Designed as a degree-completion program, the BA in Applied Studies is for students with an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree – where the student has received specialized training at the community college level and is looking to complete a broad overview of cross-disciplinary coursework.
A degree in applied studies prepares graduates for careers or promotions in varying administrative, leadership and supervisory roles.
The BAAS has a foundation requirement of 15 credits and a degree emphasis of 21 credit hours at the upper division level. Additional credits required toward the undergraduate degree may include transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions, credits earned through DANTES, CLEP, or military service, or additional coursework taken at Brandman University.
Foundation courses (15 credits):
|LBSU 305||Frameworks of Understanding||3|
|OLCU 350||Leadership and Professional Ethics||3|
|SOCU 453||Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution||3|
|COMU 315||Intercultural Communication||3|
|LBSU 487||Transdisciplinary Learning Portfolio||3|
Electives (21 credits) (Must be upper division):
Students may select courses from any undergraduate course offerings upon completion of the educational plan designed in consultation with an academic advisor as part of the LBSU 305 course.
Select two courses (six credits) from Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and/or Organizational Leadership