Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) Major in Applied Arts and Sciences

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. This major requires an individualized plan of study based on each student’s past learning experiences and future career goals.
  2. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

  3. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum
ENG 1310College Writing I (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320College Writing II (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
PHIL 1305Philosophy and Critical Thinking (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
or PHIL 1320 Ethics and Society
ART 2313Introduction to Fine Arts (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
or DAN 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts
or MU 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts
or TH 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts
HIST 1310History of the United States to 1877 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2310Principles of American Government (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320Functions of American Government (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
COMM 1310Fundamentals of Human Communication (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Occupational Emphasis Module 1
Select 45 credits to satisfy this module from experiential learning (work/life experience, non-collegiate sponsored instruction, credit by examination), or transfer work from other accredited institutions of higher learning.45
OCED 4350Adult Development and Career Planning3
Professional Development Module
This module of 21 credits is individualized to students' educational needs. 221
BAAS Capstone 3
OCED 4360Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Capstone Part 13
OCED 4361Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Capstone Part 23
University Seminar
If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. 1
Elective Module
Select enough elective hours to complete the 120 hour degree chosen with the advice of the student's degree advisor.2-10
Foreign Language
Students who have not had two years of the same foreign language in high school or who do not have one year of the same foreign language from an accredited college must take the two courses of the same foreign language, which may include American Sign Language.0-8
Total Hours120
1

This module may be satisfied through a number of options including traditional course work from Texas State and transfer credit from accredited institutions of higher learning plus limited numbers of hours from nontraditional methods including correspondence, extension, and forms of testing including CLEPs.

2

Students will choose courses with the assistance of the degree advisor from at least three academic departments or schools.  This module of 21 hours constitutes the major for GPA calculation purposes.

3

This is a required independent activity completed during the student's last semester.