Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Business


The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Business is designed to provide a broad-based curriculum alternative to Learners. The program utilizes prior business-related technical or vocational coursework, documented employer training records, continuing education credits, or certifications as sources of credit. Documented Military courses or training and related transcripts can also qualify students for this program. The program is intended to allow students seeking a bachelor’s degree to complete coursework quickly.

Each prospective BAAS student is evaluated individually to determine eligibility for the degree program. Prior learning credits can account for 12 to 33 of the 120 credit hours required for this program. Students must qualify with a minimum of 12 semester credit hour equivalents of technical/vocational or training to pursue this degree program. Our program will equip students with the necessary skills for success in today’s competitive workplace. 

Designed with You in Mind

The program is designed for students who desire a bachelor’s degree for self-enrichment, advancement in their current career, or interest in pursuing one of Tarleton’s Graduate degrees.

Jump Right In

Whether your career started with military specialization, a technical program, career training, or professional certification, Tarleton recognizes that higher education happens outside the classroom. The hours and training will be evaluated to determine the number of college credits earned. 

What credits transfer?

  • Coursework must be related to the subject matter taught in the COB. It must be documented (transcripts, certificate of completion, employer training records, etc.) Each prospective BAAS student is evaluated individually to determine eligibility for the degree program.
  • If you are core complete (or component area complete) at another Texas public college or university, you will be considered core complete at Tarleton
  • A maximum of 90 credit hours can be applied to a 120-credit hour bachelor’s degree
  • View the B.A.A.S. Business degree advising guide under the College of Business 
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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process


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Prior Learning Coursework Highlights

42General Education Requirements
75Total General Education and Prior Learning

* Students who qualify with less than 33 hours Prior Learning Credits will need sufficient elective hours to reach the 120 hours required.

Business Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
75Total General Education and Prior Learning 
3ACCT  3300Accounting Concepts
3BCIS  1305Business Computer Applications
3BCIS  4350Management Information Systems
3BUSI  2301Business Law I
3BUSI  2311Business Statistics
3BUSI  3312 [WI]Business Communication
3BUSI  4344Introduction to International Business
3BUSI  4359 [WI]Business Strategy
3ECON  2301 [shared]Principles of Macroeconomics
3FINC  3301Principles of Financial Management
3MGMT  3300Principles of Management
3MKTG  3312Marketing
12Advanced Electives* from ACCT, ADMS, BCIS, ECON, FINC, BUSI, BLAW, REST, MGMT, MKTG 
45Business Focus 

WI-Writing Intensive Shared – The program requires this course as part of the General Ed Requirements.

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.


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