Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.6
Major
Select 12 SCH from the following:12
COMM 3000-4000
ENGL 3301Advanced Composition-WIN3
or ENGL 4313 Advanced English Grammar
Select 9 SCH of Social Sciences from any ANTH, CRIJ, PSCI or SOCI at 3000-4000 level9
Select 3 SCH from the following Advanced Statistics:3
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
Comm Theory&Practice
General Electives
Select 20 SCH from any discipline, with no more than 9 SCH in the concentration, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at least 18 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level20
Vocational Technical Field
Select 21 SCH21
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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TCLEOSE certification training may be applied to the Vocational Technical Field in the Criminal Justice concentration with the approval of the Criminal Justice Advisor. Documentation of successful completion of the Basic Police Academy and proof of passing the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination must be provided.

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Creative Arts 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Junior
Fall
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Advanced Communication/English 3
Advanced Social Science 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
Advanced Communication/English 3
Advanced Communication/English 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Research Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
Advanced Communication/English 1 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced Social Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
COMM 4360 Comm Theory&Practice 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced Social Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.