Mar 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS

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Main Office
Sage Hall, Suite 302

Mailing Address
1155 Union Circle @305009
Denton, TX 76203

The 120-hour multidisciplinary degree program is specifically designed for nontraditional students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree. This unique program accepts credits earned from military training, from an Associate of Applied Science degree, or from other university credits. It may also facilitate graduation for students who are returning to college after spending time in the workplace. Interested students should contact the BAAS Program office at 940-369-8129 or

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements:

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 36 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the New College requirements.

Major requirements

Occupational specialization, 21 hours:

Comprised of courses related to a specific occupation, field or subject. The occupational specialization often consists of field-specific course work completed for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at a community college. Active-duty military or veterans may receive credit for technical or other formal training courses under this component of the degree plan. Other students who have not completed an occupational specialization through courses taken in a community college or in the military may create one by selecting a primary area of study, in consultation with an advisor.

Professional foundations, 9 hours

Specific courses from New College approved by the BAAS program director that teach students to sharpen their ability to communicate, analyze information and network effectively. Students must earn a C or better in each of the courses in this component to receive credit toward the degree.

Professional development concentrations, 36 hours

Consists of two or three separate concentrations, each of which will consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours that serve to enhance the skills a student has acquired through prior education or are complimentary to the student’s career plans.


None required.


Any UNT or transfer courses the student and advisor deem appropriate to the degree may be selected. Caution must be exercised to ensure the student fulfills the university requirement of 36 hours of advanced-level course work.

Other requirements

  • a total of 36 hours of upper-division work
  • at least 24 hours of upper-division work in residence


A lower-level transfer course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement for advanced hours.

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