Business and Administration
Applied Science - Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science
Our goal in offering the B.A.S. degree is to provide you with a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues and to advance your communication, computer, and quantitative skills. This degree also offers you the opportunity to complete a specialization that will broaden your career horizons, promote life-long learning, and enrich your life. Northern Arizona University offers this degree at selected campuses throughout Arizona.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science - Administration?
You will be provided with the means to develop creative thinking skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills. The flexible delivery plans help you fit your studies into your life. Dedicated faculty will help you succeed.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Community development
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Certified public accountant
- Financial analyst
- Community college instructor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block (If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona community college, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.)
- At least 18 units of B.A.S. Requirements
- At least 21 units of Administration specialization Requirements
- Completion of NAU Liberal Studies Requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by your associate's degree courses.
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
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Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.
Liberal Studies Requirement
- Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. Requirement.
- You can include courses with the course prefixes used in your specialization to satisfy liberal studies requirements, although you can't use the specific courses from your specialization.
- Students with a completed AGEC from Arizona Community Colleges will have met the 35 units of liberal studies requirements.
- Students transferring into this program from California may meet NAU's liberal studies requirements by completing an IGETC at a California Community College. Please contact an advisor for more information
Associate Degree Transfer Block
- 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block. If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona Community College, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.
Students who have not completed the prerequisites for BBA 300 must complete the following two leveling courses before beginning the B.A.S. Specialization in Administration. Please contact an advisor for more information on fulfilling the pre-requisite requirements:
This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. Courses in bold indicate required courses. Other courses may be used to fulfill the B.A.S. Elective requirements.
Communication Block (3 units)
- Select one: COM 200, CCJ 345W, CST 314, CST 315, CST 424, CST 472, CST 475, CST 477, ENG 302W, ENG 305W
- Select one: BME 480, CCJ 331, CCJ 333, PADM 325, PADM 326, PADM 327, PADM 401, PADM 408C, PADM 421C, POS 325, POS 326, POS 327, POS 344, POS 359, POS 421C, POS 428, SOC 334, SOC 431
- Select one: CCJ 315, CCJ 325, CCJ 380, CCJ 450C, HUM 371, HUM 373, PADM 411, PHI 332W, SOC 301, SOC 333, SOC 339, SOC 441
- Select 6 units from any of the unused courses in the above four B.A.S. Requirement blocks
As noted above in the B.A.S. Requirements, students in the Administration specialization are required to take BBA 340 from the Technical Quanititative block.
- Administration Specialization Requirements (21 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. requirement; you may not use course prefixes used in your Administration specialization to satisfy liberal studies requirements.
Students transferring into this program from California may meet NAU's liberal studies requirements by completing an IGETC at a California community college. Please contact an advisor for more information.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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