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Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Details

The University of Arkansas offers students the opportunity to earn a valuable degree through an innovative and flexible online format. The online degree program is designed to fulfill a non-traditional student’s need for advancing their education to pursue new careers or transition into another position within a current field.

Students can choose from a variety of online programs to further career opportunities and personal goals. One such degree is the Bachelor of Applied Science program. The BAS degree builds on the already laid foundations of a student’s previous Associate degree education and introduces the additional knowledge needed to excel in the competitive job market.

The Bachelor program is comprised of 120 credit hours, with a foundation of general education requirements that teach the essentials in English composition, Speech, Mathematics, Natural Science, Fine Arts, Humanities, History/Government and the Social Sciences. The core courses delve into a broad range of interdisciplinary courses each tailored to best suit a student’s future and current aspirations.

The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students the needed formal education degree that combines the technical career courses from an Associate or previous educations with the solid foundation of a prestigious Bachelor degree. The curriculum emphasizes the practical application of industrial management principles and strategy, teamwork, diversity, problem-solving and critical thinking for decision-making. Graduates will be able to contribute a working knowledge of professional development, personal growth and career advancement when seeking new opportunities.


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The College of Applied Science and Technology has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).