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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies
  2. Minimum 12 hours of vocational training


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online requirea minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.S. in Applied Science


The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science (B.S.A.S.) provide a broad-based education in the foundation disciplines and a focus on business knowledge to help build a common set of business competencies. The B.S.A.S. degree is primarily intended to assist in career advancement, life enrichment opportunities for students training in specific vocational or technological occupations, and offer an alternative for mid-career changes. Our program is composed of university core courses, upper-level business courses, along with approved vocational coursework and/or training.

Jump Right In

The B.S.A.S. degree program accepts credit hours from students who have completed technical/occupational specializations from a community college, technical school, or military school. A student must have a minimum of 12 credit hours of vocational coursework and/or training completed to qualify for this program. Up to 36 credit hours can be awarded and credited as occupational specialization under this degree plan. All vocational coursework and/or training submitted for credit consideration must be documented and approved.

Designed With You in Mind

This degree is designed for students who desire a bachelor’s degree for self-enrichment, advancement in their current career, or who aspire to qualify for higher-level employment in other areas. Our program promotes career advancement by enabling students to complement their technical specialization through leadership and higher management skills.


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Student Organizations

Real Experience

This program offers a variety of hands-on experience through student organizations, such as:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
  • Delta Mu Delta (Honor Society)
Study Abroad in different countries

Study Abroad Opportunities

Tarleton currently offers study abroad business classes in:

  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • London
  • Austria
  • Italy
professional development opportunities

Career Service

Career Service offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • On-campus interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Job fairs
  • Texan Shadow

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • Provide a broad-based education in the foundation disciplines and focused development in all areas of business
  • Prepare students to meet the demands of today’s challenging and competitive workforce, as well as entrance into graduate school
  • Promote career advancement by enabling students to complement their technical specialization and work experience while gaining leadership skills

Coursework Highlights

Hours Class Name
36 Occupational Specialization*
24 Advanced Business Electives from: ACCT, ADMS, BCIS, ECON, FINC, BUSI/BLAW/REST, MGMT, MKTG
12 Advanced Electives
3 Approved BCIS Elective
3 Open Elective

Occupational specialization training may come from vocational or technical courses from a college or university, continuing education courses, employer sponsored seminars, military schools, etc. All occupational specialization training must be documented in order to receive credit from the B.A.A.S. Interdisciplinary Committee.

For more information, refer to our online catalog.

Facilities and Features

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Association of Information Technology Professionals

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) prepares students for a career in the Information Technology field, as well as provide the opportunity to meet professionals and network within the industry. Our students attend various conferences throughout each semester that give them a better understanding of Information Technology application to the professional world.

SHRM student organization

Society for Human Resource Management

The Tarleton University System Center - Central Texas SHRM chapter is affiliated nationally with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Through a variety of activities, the chapter provide professional development, leadership and scholarship opportunities, as well as social and civic events.

CEO, student organization

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

CEO is an organization with more than 500 chapters on campuses throughout the world. The Tarleton CEO chapter offers excellent networking opportunities and serves as an informational resource for prospective entrepreneurs.