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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science Program (BAS)

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Applied Science information 

Program Director:  Dr. Douglas Knerr

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 their interests and needs.

All AAS and similar degree concentrations are accepted toward the BAS degree, including in 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 applied toward any other degree offered by the University of Michigan-Flint.


Applicants must hold an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or similar degree, such as Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) or a Diploma program, including at least sixteen (16) transferable credits applicable to the General Education requirements of the University of Michigan-Flint.

The approval of specific programs and 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   (Undergraduate) section of this Catalog for general admission requirements.


At least 124 credits, to include:

Option of Choice

One of the following options, chosen in consultation with an advisor, 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 credits in courses numbered 300 or higher, with at least three of these credits in each discipline. A discipline is defined as any approved current departmental course prefix (BIO, PHL, HCR, etc.), found under the Course Listings  section of this Catalog.

Additional Requirements

All College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  degree requirements and University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements , including:

  • General Education requirements  
  • Cumulative grade point averages of C (2.0) or better in the program and in the total work at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • At least 30 credits taken at the University of Michigan-Flint, including the last 30 credits
  • At least 33 credits in courses numbered 300 and higher, including at least 30 taken at the University of Michigan-Flint
  • No more than 30 credits in business courses, including both transfer credits and credits earned at the University of Michigan-Flint, with the exception that a student with an AAS or similar degree in a business area 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.)

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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