Marshall University’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree Program is a program designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree at a regionally accredited two-year institution such as a community and technical college. Since the credits accumulated in these types of programs may not readily transfer to traditional baccalaureate programs, the BAS degree was designed to provide these students an opportunity to advance their professional skills. Working with an academic advisor, each student finalizes their degree program to include selection of an Area of Emphasis that best fits the individual’s needs. Marshall University’s BAS Degree Program conforms to the statewide guidelines published by the Higher Education Policy Commission.

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE OVERVIEW

ADMISSION

  • The student must possess an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from a regionally accredited institution – minimum of 60 semester hours.
  • The student must meet all general Marshall University admission requirements.

POLICIES

  • The degree program and the student will meet all institutional academic policies with the exception of Marshall General Education requirements.
  • The residency requirement will be 24 hours from Marshall University – the degree granting institution.

TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENT: 120 Semester Hours

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENT: 39 Semester Hours

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
The General Education requirements will consist of 42 Semester Hours (includes applicable AAS General Education hours). Courses must be distributed among all the following categories:

Communications 6 Semester Hours
Natural Sciences 3 Semester Hours
Mathematics 3 Semester Hours
Computer/information Technology 3 Semester Hours
Social Science/Humanities/Fine Arts 6 Semester Hours
Additional approved credit hours from any of the above General Education categories 21 Semester Hours
TOTAL: 42