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At IU, we understand that you already have skills and experience as a result of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Now you can take these skills to a new level of opportunity.

With the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), you can save time and money with a degree that suits your needs. All with the quality of Indiana University.

You may apply to the BAS program if you hold an AAS from a regionally accredited institution. With the BAS, you can

  • Apply 60 to 64 credits from your AAS toward the 120 needed for the BAS.
  • Choose the track that's best for you! We have a BAS track specifically for those with an AAS in health care, as well as a track that can be individualized for any AAS degree.
  • Complete your course work online, on campus, or through a combination of online and on-campus classes.Your ability to take some, or all, of your classes online means you can conveniently access your course work 24 hours a day, seven days a week—no matter where you are located.
  • Earn a top-quality bachelor's degree in two years of full-time study (30 credits per year).

By completing a BAS, you are supplementing your technical expertise with skills in supervision, communication, accounting and bookkeeping, and marketing—all skills that employers value in today's competitive economy.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science is a degree completion program. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold an Associate of Applied Science from an accredited institution.

To graduate with the B.A.S., you must complete a total of 120 credit hours, broken down as follows:

General Education Courses (30 to 42 credit hours)

  • Some will likely transfer in from your A.A.S.; you will complete the rest through IU.

Applied Science Courses (48 to 51 credit hours)

  • These will all be transferred in from your A.A.S.

B.A.S. Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • Some of these maybe transferred in from your A.A.S. Read more below.

B.A.S.-Track Courses (12 credit hours)

  • You will take all of these from IU. Read more below.

Electives (0 to 12 credit hours)

  • Some will likely transfer in from your A.A.S.; you will complete the rest through IU.

B.A.S. Core Courses and B.A.S.-Track Courses

You fulfill all of the requirements for the B.A.S. core and the B.A.S. tracks with courses from Indiana University. Rather than choosing from a specific list of courses, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of courses that meet defined learning outcomes.

B.A.S. Core Courses

To fulfill the requirements of the B.A.S. core, you take courses that prepare you to demonstrate knowledge and skills in:

  • accounting and bookkeeping;
  • economics;
  • legal, ethical, social, and/or international topics;
  • supervision;
  • marketing;
  • communication.

B.A.S. - Track Courses

As a B.A.S. student, you must choose from one of two tracks: Health Care Management Track and individualized Track.

You take courses related to the track you choose. These include a capstone course that helps you integrate what you have learned.

Health Care Track

The health care management track may appeal to you if you hold an A.A.S. in one of the many health care fields, such as medical assisting, health care support, paramedic science, and medical laboratory technology.

As a student in this track, you take courses that prepare you to

  • compare and contrast the U.S. health care system (including reimbursement) with other systems around the world;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the United States;
  • evaluate access to, and the cost of, U.S. health care (including reimbursement practices) for different types of care;
  • effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a health care setting;
  • integrate knowledge and skills and apply these to health management issues or challenges.
Individualized Track

The individualized track is highly flexible. As a student in the track, you take courses based on your interests, backgrounds, and needs. These courses prepare you to

  • demonstrate your ability to think critically and solve problems;
  • effectively present central ideas, issues, and methods of inquiry specific to the fields studied;
  • apply knowledge and skills from general education, the B.A.S. core, and the individualized track to issues or challenges in your area of technical expertise.

The following examples show how you might tailor this track to meet your individual needs:

  • If you have an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and want to advance your career in criminal justice, you might work with your advisor to design an individualized track that includes 300- and 400-level courses in criminal justice, public affairs, psychology, and sociology.
  • If you have an AAS in Design Technology and want to change careers, you might select courses in web development and graphic design.
  • If you have an A.A.S. in Advanced Manufacturing and want to become a supervisor or manager, you might choose courses in human resource development, communication, and other management skills.

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