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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Program Details

Midwestern State University offers the fully online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree, which is a degree completion program. This program is designed to offer students with workforce education, vocational-technical training and/or professional experience in occupational fields the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree. The flexible learning experience provides students the opportunity to advance their career and achieve their goals. The three parts to the BAAS are Occupational Specialty, Core Curriculum and Professional Development. 

Students can choose to concentrate in the following:

  • Adult Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts


This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including at least 24 vocational, technical, elective, or employment-related hours.

  • High school diploma with transcripts
  • No more than 69 hours from a 2-year college can be applied to the degree plan
  • Students must meet minimum class rank and SAT or ACT criteria in order to be considered for admission to MSU

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Midwestern State University is a member of NCSARA. Online degrees may not be available in non-participating states and institutions. Prospective students should verify degree authorization for their state of residence prior to enrollment.