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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS


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This 120-hour degree program is specifically designed for students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing an occupational specialization or an Associate of Applied Science at a community college or as part of military training.

The program capitalizes on the unique resources and opportunities of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service to provide an interdisciplinary professional development curriculum designed to meet specific career needs of the individual student. The program is administered by the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and interested students should contact the college’s advising office for more information.

Degree Requirements for the BAAS


  1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 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 College of Public Affairs and Community Service requirements.
  2. Major Requirements:

    Occupational Specialization, 21 Hours:
    Comprised of courses related to a specific occupation, field or subject. The occupational specialization typically 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.

    Professional Foundations, 9 Hours:
    Specific courses from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service approved by the BAAS program director that teach students to locate and analyze information effectively, to function more effectively with diverse groups of people, and to work well within organizational systems. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for the professional foundations component. 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 three separate multidisciplinary concentrations that serve to enhance the skills a student has already acquired through a technical or associate’s degree or which are complimentary themes of interest. Requires completion of 36 hours in three separate concentrations of 12 hours each:
    • Concentration I: 12 semester hours of course work from one of the disciplines in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (addictions studies, applied anthropology, applied gerontology, applied behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, nonprofit management, public administration, rehabilitation studies, social work, sociology or volunteer management) and approved by the BAAS program director.
    • Concentration II: 12 semester hours approved by the BAAS program director.
    • Concentration III: 12 semester hours approved by the BAAS program director.
  3. Minor Requirements: None required.
  4. Electives: Varies with individual program. Any approved UNT 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 42 hours of advanced-level course work.
  5. Other Requirements:
    • a total of 42 hours of upper-division work; and
    • at least 24 hours of upper-division work in residence.

Note:


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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