BA in Applied Studies

This degree completion program is ideal for those who want to build upon their technical and occupational skills. Its cross-disciplinary curriculum explores multicultural perspectives, sociological change, technological advances and leadership theories to prepare them for success in today’s workforce.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies is a degree completion program suited for police officers, EMS workers, firefighters, and other professionals seeking a degree for career advancement. Rather than focusing on a single academic area, the applied studies degree provides a well-rounded learning experience.

  • Applied Studies degrees are also offered with concentrations in leadership, applied communication and applied humanities.
  • Program allows you to leverage the experience you have already gained and finish your degree for professional advancement.

  • The choice of courses can be customized to align with your career path.

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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

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Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
The Brandman program, at the end of the day, was real deal education. I wasn't interested in just paying a bunch of money to get a degree. I wanted a degree that gave me a skillset that I could use on the job.
Tom Schultz, Fire Chief | BA, Applied Studies, 2015

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

active military?

Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

Short Transferable Credits?

Brandman’s School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Brandman Track to learn more.

Program Curriculum

  • In addition to the University General Education and elective requirements, the BAAS has a foundation requirement of 15 credits and a degree concentration of 21 credit hours at the upper division level. All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a letter grade of “C” or higher.

    Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.

    LBSU 306

    Transition to Applied Studies

    3

    COMU 315

    Intercultural Communication

    3

    COMU 375

    Media Ethics

    3

    ENGU 380

    Professional Writing

    3

    LBSU 487

    Applied Studies Capstone 3
    Total Credits 15
  • COMU 300

    Communications and Media: Challenges and Opportunities

    3

    COMU 301

    Advanced Public Speaking

    3

    or

    COMU 370

     

    Principles of Public Relations

    3

    COMU 330

    History of Communication and Technological Revolutions

    3

    COMU 420

    Strategic Social Media

    3

    ENGU 348

    Writing and Producing for New Media in the 21st Century

    3

    HUMU 345

    Art, Media Technology, and Culture

    3
    Select upper division course (three credits) from Communications, English, or Psychology 3

     

    Total Credits

     

    21

  • ENGU 348

    Writing and Producing for New Media in the 21st Century

    3

    ENGU 350

    Ethical Leadership through Literature

    3

    HISU 317

    Modern Middle Eastern History

    3

    or HISU 319

    Modern European History

    HISU 330

    America and Its Revolution: The Bonfires of Change

    3

    HUMU 250

    Humanities in the Digital Culture

    3

    HUMU 345

    Art, Media Technology, and Culture

    3

    Select one upper division course from Humanities, English, Philosophy, History or Liberal Studies

    3
    Total Credits 21
  • COMU 301

    Advanced Public Speaking

    3

    ENGU 350

    Ethical Leadership through Literature

    3

    OLCU 414

    Team Building

    3

    OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations

    3

    PSYU 481 Organizational Psychology

    3

    OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior

    3

    or OLCU 303

    Organizational Development and Change

    Select one upper division course from Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and/or Organizational Leadership

    3

    Total Credits 21

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