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Bachelor of Applied Science

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Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelor of Applied Science is a degree completion program. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold an Associate of Applied Science from an accredited institution.

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all Judd Leighton School of Business students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see Onestart.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Applied Science degree must complete 120 total credit hours including

  • General Education Courses (30-42 cr.) :: Some of the credits will transfer from the student's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Applied Science Courses (48-51 cr.) :: Transferred from the A.A.S.
  • B.A.S. Core Courses (18 cr.) :: Taken at Indiana University (see below)
  • B.A.S.-Track Courses (12 cr.) :: Taken at Indiana University (see below)
  • Electives (0-12 cr.) :: Some of the credits will transfer from the A.A.S.; the remainder will be completed at Indiana University

B.A.S. Core and Track Courses

Students will fulfill all of the requirements for the B.A.S. core and the B.A.S. tracks with courses from Indiana University. Rather than choosing from a specific list of courses, they have the flexibility to choose from a range of courses that meet defined learning outcomes.

B.A.S. Core Courses

To fulfill the requirements of the B.A.S. Core, students must take courses that prepare them to demonstrate knowledge and skills in

  • accounting and bookkeeping
  • economics
  • legal, ethical, social, and/or international topics, supervision
  • marketing
  • communication

B.A.S. Track Courses

Students must choose from one or two tracks

  • health care management
  • individualized

Courses taken relate to the track chosen. These include a capstone course that helps integrate what they have learned.

Health Care Track

The health care management track may appeal to the student if they hold an A.A.S. in one of the many health care fields, such as medical assisting, health care support, paramedic science, and medical laboratory technology.

Students in this track take courses that prepare them to

  • compare and contrast the United States health care system (including reimbursement) with other systems around the world.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the United States.
  • evaluate access to, and the cost of, United States health care (including reimbursement practices) for different types of care.
  • effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a health care setting.
  • integrate knowledge and skills and apply to health management issues or challenges. This is the capstone course.

Individualized Track

The individualized track is highly flexible. Students in this track take courses based on their interests, backgrounds, and needs. These courses prepare them to

  • demonstrate ability to think critically in the fields studies
  • effectively present central ideas, issues, and methods of inquiry specific to the fields studied
  • apply knowledge and skills from general education, the B.A.S. core, and the individualized track to issues or challenges in the area of technical expertise

The following examples show how students might tailor this track to meet their individual needs

  • If the student has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and wants to advance their career in criminal justice, they might work with their advisor to design an individualized track that includes 300- and 400-level courses in criminal justice, public affairs, psychology, and sociology.
  • If the student has an A.A.S. in Design Technology and wants to change careers, they might select courses in web development and graphic.
  • If the student has an A.A.S. in Advanced Manufacturing and wants to become a supervisor or manager, they might choose courses in human resource development, communication, and other management skills.

Contact the Director of Administrative and Student Services at (574) 520-4323, or email, for more information.

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