Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

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The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce requires the completion of 120 semester hours. The BAAS degree is designed to meet the following student needs:

  • Persons that hold an Associate (college track) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Persons that hold an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (technical track) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Persons that have completed at least 65 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 35 semester hours in general education and at least 30 semester hours in a career, technical or vocational discipline. The ideal candidate for the BAAS degree is someone that has completed all of the general education and career courses required (85 semester hours) prior to entering the BAAS program at A&M-Commerce.
  • Persons who have an overall GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Persons who have the ability to take courses online. Thirty-six (36) upper level semester hours of the BAAS degree are required to be completed through instruction provided by Texas A&M University-Commerce. The 12 courses comprising the “Professional Development” component of the BAAS degree will be offered online.

The BAAS degree program addresses the following educational objectives:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills and techniques within an organization.
  2. Demonstrate effective project management skills.
  3. Function effectively in a dynamic, data-driven environment.
  4. Recognize and discuss organizational management and leadership practices across different industry sectors.
  5. Engage in decision making processes governed by personal and organizational values and ethics.

Students that achieve these educational objectives will be prepared to:

  • Acquire leadership and management positions in their career field.
  • Pursue an online Master of Science in Technology Management degree with Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements 42
Required courses in the major
BAAS 301Pathways, Purpose, Exploration, and Career3
BAAS 303Interpersonal Relationships and Communication in Organizations3
BAAS 326Exploring Spreadsheets3
BAAS 345Leadership Techniques3
BAAS 351Planning, Budgeting, and Decision Making3
BGS 404Organizational Dynamics and Diversity 3
BAAS 408Data Visualization3
BAAS 445Ethical Decision Making3
BGS 481Foundations of Project Management3
BGS 492Innovative Tools for Project Management3
Advanced Electives
6 sch from the following list or Advisor Approved:6
Research Methods
Capstone: Designing Your Future As An Innovative Leader
Business Process Management & ERP Systems
Principles of Management
The Entrepreneur
Hours in a career, technical or vocational career
42 sch required42
Total Hours120

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all course in this Major with the exception of the technical or vocational career field a grade of "D"is acceptable.

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