BA in Applied Studies

Explore multicultural perspectives, sociological change, technological advances and leadership theories in today's workforce. This cross-disciplinary curriculum will build your technical and occupational skills and prepare you for success.

Applied Studies Degree Overview

Rather than focusing on a single academic area, the applied studies degree provides a well-rounded learning experience. The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies is a degree completion program suited for police officers, EMS workers, firefighters and other professionals seeking a degree for career advancement.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn leadership, applied communication and applied humanities.
  • Leverage the experience you have already gained and finish your degree for professional advancement.
  • Customize your choice of courses to align with your career path.

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Spring I (Jan 9, 2023)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    Attending Brandman University* has been one of the best decisions I've ever made and I can honestly say it's made me a better person. When you can take the things you learn in school and apply it, it makes you a better leader.
    Jorge H. | BA in Applied Studies
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global
    Gordon Winn
    The fact that Brandman University* was a not-for-profit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college, where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.
    Gordon W. | BA, Organizational Leadership
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global
    Each instructor led me to believe, by providing knowledge and resources, that I was capable of making positive impacts in the lives of people.
    Angelo C. | B.A. Organizational Leadership
     

    BA in Applied Studies Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • In addition to the University General Education and elective requirements, the BAAS has a foundation requirement of 15 credits and a degree concentration of 21 additional credit hours at the upper division level, for which students may select any 21 credits of elective, upper division courses or may select one of the three degree concentrations below.

      Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.

      LBSU 306

      Transition to Applied Studies

      3

      COMU 315

      Intercultural Communication

      3

      COMU 375

      Media Ethics

      3

      ENGU 380

      Professional Writing

      3

      LBSU 487

      Applied Studies Capstone 3
      Select on of the concentrations 21
      Total Credits 36
    • COMU 300

      Communications and Media: Challenges and Opportunities

      3

      COMU 301

      Advanced Public Speaking

      3

      or

      COMU 370

       

      Principles of Public Relations

      3

      COMU 330

      History of Communication and Technological Revolutions

      3

      COMU 420

      Strategic Social Media

      3

      ENGU 348

      Writing and Producing for New Media in the 21st Century

      3

      HUMU 345

      Art, Media Technology, and Culture

      3
      Select upper division course (three credits) from Communications, English, or Psychology 3

       

      Total Credits

       

      21

    • ENGU 348

      Writing and Producing for New Media in the 21st Century

      3

      ENGU 350

      Ethical Leadership through Literature

      3

      HISU 319

      Modern European History

      3

      HISU 330

      America and Its Revolution: The Bonfires of Change

      3

      HUMU 250

      Humanities in the Digital Culture

      3

      HUMU 345

      Art, Media Technology, and Culture

      3

      Select one upper division course from Humanities, English, Philosophy, History or Liberal Studies*

      3
      Total Credits 21
      *Except LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity and LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations
    • COMU 301

      Advanced Public Speaking

      3

      ENGU 350

      Ethical Leadership through Literature

      3

      OLCU 414

      Team Building

      3

      OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations

      3

      PSYU 481 Organizational Psychology

      3

      OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior

      3

      or OLCU 303

      Organizational Development and Change

      Select one upper division course from Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and/or Organizational Leadership

      3

      Total Credits 21
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