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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science Program (BAS)

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Program Director:  Dennis Viele

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is awarded in recognition of baccalaureate level study beyond approved two year programs in specified technical areas. The degree permits students with education and experience in a technical field to complete a baccalaureate degree in a program appropriate to the student’s interests and needs.

All AAS and similar degree concentrations are accepted toward the BAS degree, including such areas as business, construction, foods, graphic design, health, industrial management, and mechanical and electronic technology.  However, credit for technical courses transferred in under the program applies only to the BAS degree.  Such technical courses cannot be used toward any other degree offered by the University of Michigan-Flint.

Admission Requirements


Completion of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or similar degree, such as Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) or a Diploma program. The applicant should have at least sixteen (16) transferable semester hour credits which apply toward the General Education requirements of the University of Michigan-Flint.  The approval of specific programs and of the transferability of credits toward the BAS degree rests with the BAS Committee, which is chaired by the Program Director.


Also see Transfer Student Information in the Admission Information   section of this Catalog for general admission requirements.

Degree Requirements


Completion of the Applied Science program, consisting of technical credits taken as part of the associate degree program, and one of the following options, chosen in consultation with an advisor, and allowing pursuit of areas of interest in some depth.

Option 1.  Any one of the minors offered at the University of Michigan-Flint, found under the Program Listings  section of the Catalog.

Option 2.  Fifteen credits in each of two disciplines of the student’s choice, including at least nine in upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 or above) with at least three in each discipline.  Note:  A discipline is defined as any approved current departmental course prefix (BIO, PHL, HCR, etc.). UM-Flint Bachelor of Applied Science Disciplines  .


Completion of at least 33 credits in upper-division courses (courses numbered 300 and above), including at least 30 taken at the University of Michigan-Flint.


Completion of at least 124 credits.  No more than thirty credits in business courses, including both transfer credits and credits earned at the University of Michigan-Flint, may be counted, with the exception that a student with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or similar degree in a business program may retain all transferable business credits if that total exceeds 30, but no additional credits in business taken at the University of Michigan-Flint may be applied to the program.  (Students who wish to take more business courses should plan to apply to the School of Management and work toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.).


All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements , including General Education requirements , at least 45 credits taken at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 credits, and a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or better in the concentration and in the total work at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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