Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) Major in Applied Arts and Sciences
Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours
- This major requires an individualized plan of study based on each student’s past learning experiences and future career goals.
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.
- Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
- Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
- 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.
|General Education Core Curriculum|
|ENG 1310||College Writing I (Communication Component Code 010)||3|
|ENG 1320||College Writing II (Communication Component Code 010)||3|
|Mathematics Component Code 020||3|
|Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030||6|
|PHIL 1305||Philosophy and Critical Thinking (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)||3|
|or PHIL 1320||Ethics and Society|
|ART 2313||Introduction 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 1310||History of the United States to 1877 (American History Component Code 060)||3|
|HIST 1320||History of the United States, 1877 to Date (American History Component Code 060)||3|
|POSI 2310||Principles of American Government (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)||3|
|POSI 2320||Functions of American Government (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)||3|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080||3|
|COMM 1310||Fundamentals of Human Communication (Component Area Option Code 090/091)||3|
|ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)||3|
|Occupational Emphasis Module 1|
|Select 41 semester credit hours 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 education.||41|
|OCED 3350||Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree||3|
|OCED 4350||Adult Development and Career Planning||3|
|Professional Development Module 2|
|This module of 24 advanced semester credit hours is individualized to students' career goals.||24|
|BAAS Capstone 3|
|OCED 4360||Cooperative Occupational Education Readiness||3|
|OCED 4361||Practicum in Cooperative Occupational Education||3|
|If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to graduate.||1|
|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|
This module may be satisfied through a number of options including traditional course work from Texas State University and transfer credit from accredited institutions of higher education plus limited numbers of hours from non-traditional methods including correspondence, extension, and forms of testing including CLEP and DSST.
Students will choose courses from at least three different disciplines with the assistance of the academic advisor. This module of 24 advanced semester credit hours constitutes the major for GPA calculation purposes.
This capstone experience is completed during the student's last semester. The capstone requires an application to the department during the semester prior to anticipated enrollment. See the department website for the most recent application form and instructions. All other degree requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the capstone courses.