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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (14 hours)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Flex (Choose 3 hours)
Listed course, or:
Any additional Humanities from the Standard Core Humanities list
Any additional Social Sciences from the Standard Core Humanities list
Required Courses (18 hours)
Required Organizational Leadership Courses (Choose 18 hours)
Elective Courses (18 hours)
Professional Course Electives (Choose 18 hours)
Unrestricted General Electives (Choose )
Remaining hours to reach 120 total hours, 45 hours of upper-level course and 30 hours in residence, 15 of which are required to be upper-level.