Program Overview

Brandman University offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree concentrating on Applied Studies. Students should already have at least 12 college level credits to transfer into the advanced online learning program. The BA program may be completed through a variety of avenues, allowing students to attend one of the many California classrooms, as well as complete courses online.

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies degree is designed to provide individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to grow professional leadership abilities, while meeting the demanding job markets need for highly educated and technical professionals. Earning the Applied Studies concentration should build on a student’s technical and occupational experiences, in addition to providing the formal academic education to solidify a graduates comprehensive understanding of professionalism.

Potential graduates may use the baccalaureate education to strategically combine newly learned skills to success in future career goals and personal pursuits. The specialized curriculum requires students to complete 120 credits, comprised of liberal arts, organizational leadership, computer information systems, communication, ethics and sociology courses. The dynamic multidisciplinary program culminates with a final capstone project to demonstrate a student's expertise and proficiency of the bachelor program’s objectives.

Upon successful completion of the required course credits and the final capstone project, students should be able to apply the learned skills when seeking careers working with diverse cultures, communicating with peers and practicing ethical business behaviors in the chosen field of work.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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