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. Students 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

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
Communication Component Code 0103Mathematics Component Code 0203
Creative Arts Component Code 0503Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3 
 16 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303American History Component Code 0603
American History Component Code 0603Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
OCED 33503Occupational Emphasis Courses19
OCED 43503 
Occupational Emphasis Course13 
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Occupational Emphasis Courses16Occupational Emphasis Courses113
 Professional Development Course23
 16 16
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Professional Development Courses215Professional Development Courses2, 46
 OCED 43603, 43
 OCED 43613, 43
 15 12
Total Hours: 120