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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Information Technology is intended primarily for persons who have a significant amount of technical/vocational training coupled with work experience and need to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in order to advance in their careers. Other types of training may qualify in the technical/vocational area such as courses of study taken as part of an associate degree program or military training. These alternative types of technical/vocational training are evaluated by our staff on a case-by-case basis.


Advising Guide

All work and/or training must be approved by the BAAS Committee to be included for Information Technology Specialization credit.


  • must be related to technology field
  • must be documented (employer statements, HR memos, etc.)
  • experience can account for UP TO 21 semester hour equivalents (requires 5 years, 3 months qualifying work)
  • one quarter (3 months) equals 1 semester hour equivalent.


  • must be related to subject matter taught in the CIS department
  • must be related to the work if it is to be submitted for credit
  • must be documented (transcripts, certificate of completion, employer training records, etc.)
  • 15 hours trainingequals 1 semester hour equivalent.

Course Work:

  • technology related coursework
  • from any 2 or 4-year college courses, continuing education, military schools
  • each credit hour course work equals one semester hour equivalent.

The total Information Technology Specialization hours MUST equate to a minimum of 33 semester hour equivalents in order to be eligible for the BAAS degree. All 33 hours may come from technical training (non-transferable coursework, continuing education, military schools, etc.) OR the Occupational Specialization may come from a combination of technical training and work experience (maximum of 21 hours allowable for work experience).

Each prospective BAAS student is evaluated individually to determine eligibility for the degree program. Various community college business-related courses may be used as part of the Information Technology Specialization. Please see the Tarleton State University College of Business Administration BAAS advisor for more information.

Ms. Virginia Zubik, our Non-Traditional Programs Manager, at 
or 254-968-1930
Tarleton State University - College of Business Administration

Department of Marketing and Computer Information Systems

Box T-0170 - Stephenville, Texas 76402