Applied Science

Our undergraduate applied science programs offer flexible, 60-credit-hour bachelors (BAS) degree, designed specifically for students who have earned a relevant AAS from a regionally accredited institution.


The Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) degrees are designed for students who hold an AAS from an accredited community college. Students in the BAS program can select one of six specialty concentrations. Students who choose to create their own specialty should select the courses in conjunction with an advisor: aviation management technology,  graphic information technology, Internet and Web development, and operations management technology. The BAS degree combines the technical experience gained in the student’s associate degree program with a broader educational experience in management, leadership, critical thinking and communications. For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.

Career Opportunities

There is a wide range of career options available to students who continue their higher education and complete a BAS degree.

The following career options are available to BAS majors with concentrations in graphic information technology, operations management, electronics, manufacturing and aviation.

  • Administrative Support Managers: • Growth Rate*: 12.47% • Median Salary*: $ 79,540
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers: • Growth Rate*: 6.16% • Median Salary*: $ 122,190
  • Graphic Designers: • Growth Rate*: 12.91% • Median Salary*: $ 44,010
  • Air Traffic Controllers: • Growth Rate*: 13.05% • Median Salary*: $ 113,540

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).