Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students who possess an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree to obtain a baccalaureate degree.

Graduates of community and technical colleges need opportunities to continue their education in areas that best meet their educational goals.  Meeting the educational goal of AAS students helps in meeting the needs of the regional workforce in West Virginia.  This degree addresses the needs of individuals whose educational goals are not being met through traditional four-year degree programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • The student must possess an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The student must meet all general institutional admission requirements.

B. A. S. Requirements:

  • The B.A.S. student must meet all applicable institutional academic policies, including a minimum overall 2.0 GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA in the Area of emphasis.
  • Twenty-four (24) hours of actual classroom courses must be completed at West Liberty University.
  • Fifty-six (56) hours must have been earned at a four-year institution.
  • A.A.S. Degree – minimum of 60 hours
  • Upper Division Hours requirement – minimum of 40 hours
  • Area of emphasis requirement – minimum of 24 hours beyond the A.A.S. degree.  Areas of Emphasis are intended to meet regional workforce needs.  Areas of Emphasis under the West Liberty University B.A.S. degree are:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES:

CJ 152   Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3

CJ 236   Crim I: Hist & Causes of Criminal Behavior – 3

CJ 237   Crim II: Deviant Behavior & Soc Control – 3

CJ 238   Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice – 3

CJ 281   Contemporary Corrections – 3

CJ 302   Ethics in Criminal Justice – 3

CJ 303   Criminal Law – 3

CJ 325   Private Security Systems – 3

CJ 352   Management and Supervision – 3

CJ 353   Correct Assess, Casework & Counsel – 3

CJ 452   Criminal Procedure – 3

CJ 480   Contemporary Law Enforcement – 3

HEALTH SCIENCE STUDIES:

Select a minimum of 12 hours from the following:

GERO 350    The Law, Ethics & Aging – 3

GERO 360    Health, Law & Social Policy – 3

GERO 370    Finan & Regula of Long-Term Care – 3

HS  300         Understanding Death & Dying – 3

HS 370          Therapeutic Communication – 3

HS 400          Health Care Delivery Systems – 3

HS 410          Issues in Health Care – 3

Select a minimum of 15 hours from the following:

ACC 224       Principles of Accounting – 3

CIS 271         Practical Computer Applications – 3

CIS 471         Advanced Computer Applications – 3

GBUS 322    Business Communications – 3

GERO 370    Finan & Regula of Long-Term Care – 3

MGT 350      Principles of Management – 3

MGT 352      Labor Management Relations – 3

MGT 475      Human Resources Management – 3

MKT 331      Principles of Marketing – 3

Degree Requirements:

General Education – 42 hours (includes AAS General Education hours.  Courses must be distributed among all of the following categories.)

Communications (Composition) – 6 hours

Natural Sciences – 6 hours

Mathematics – 3 hours

Computer/Information Technology – 3 hours

Social Sciences/Humanities/Fine Arts – 9 hours

General Education Electives – 15 hours

Area of Emphasis Requirement – 24 hours

AAS Degree Hours and Electives – 62 hours

Total Credit Hours – 128