Program Overview

Designed with the working adult in mind, the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) online completion program provides a seamless transition from technical fields to an appropriate bachelor’s degree. This interdisciplinary program is for students who desire to enhance their knowledge, analytical abilities and critical thinking skills for upward mobility in their field.

To qualify for admission, candidates must have either earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, or 40 hours of technical military credits, which are applied to the 120 credit hours required for the B.A.S. degree.

University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)

First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)

College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.

PEAW 1300 First Year Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)

(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
OR
RHET 1320 Honors Composition

RHET 1311 Composition I (3 credit hours)
RHET 1312 Composition II (3 credit hours)
RHET 1320 Honors Composition (3 credit hours)

College Core Courses (14 hours)

Required Courses (18 hours)

Elective Courses (18 hours)

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Candidates must either hold an Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited university or have earned 40 hours of technical military credits to enter this program.

In addition to sending official transcripts to the UALR Office of Admissions, candidates should also send copies of their college and/or military transcripts to the B.A.S. program advisor to expedite the advising process. More information about military transcripts can be found at ualr.edu/military/transcripts.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses and 30 hours in residence. An Associate of Applied Science degree, which may include some of the university core requirements, or 40 hours of technical military credit is applied toward this total. All required courses are available in semester-length format. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more details.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for more details.

Program Advisor

Louis Scivally | B.A.S. and Transfer Advisor
College of Social Sciences and Communication | Interdisciplinary Studies
501.537.1930 | lfscivally@ualr.edu | CSSC website

Accreditation

UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $280