The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is for students who would like to complete a Bachelor’s Degree after having completed the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at a community or technical college. This degree provides students the opportunity to complete an abbreviated program of study relevant to their career objectives. Students pursuing this degree are required to select a program of study from among the Minors or Certificates offered at the university. Minor or Certificate completion is posted to the student transcript upon completion of the degree. This degree is offered online.
The requirements for this degree include the following:
Students must complete an AAS degree from a regionally accredited institu-tion of higher education prior to graduation from MSSU with the BAS degree.
Students must earn the required 39 upper division credits as specified by university policy.
Students must complete a Minor or Certificate in a field of their choice at Missouri Southern. Each Minor or Certificate chosen must require at least 15 semester credit hours.
All other university policies related to admissions and bachelor’s degree completion must be met.
Advising for this degree is available through the academic unit offering the Minor or the Certificate the student chooses to pursue. Students desiring this degree are strongly encouraged to see an advisor and declare their program of study upon matriculation. Minors and Certificates available, and their associated academic units, are listed in this catalog.
Completion of Associate Degree (AS or AAS): 60-64 Hours
(AS or AAS degree will meet some General Education)
Required General Education/Core 42 courses if needed
General Education Core 42 Areas
Area 1A Social Science: 6 Hours
Area 1 Social and Behavorial Sciences 9 hours total. Six hours from Social Science (area 1A) and three hours from Civics (area 1B).