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Applied Arts and Sciences BAAS Degree

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree to Excel in Your Field

This transfer-only program at The University of Texas at Tyler is ideal for students who are already in their career of choice and need a bachelor's degree to advance within their field. The bachelor’s degree in the applied arts and sciences prepares students for leadership roles in business and industry.
  • Make a seamless transition to the BAAS degree program and prepare for managerial careers.
  • Transfer your college credits and complete a minimum of 36 credit hours at UT Tyler to earn your BAAS degree.

Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Sciences: Convenient. Job-Ready

  • Customize your degree by choosing from one of our four areas of concentration: small business operations, retail enterprises, industrial management and manufacturing management.
  • Return to college to complete your degree, even if you’ve been out of school for many years. All students who earned course credit at another university or community college are eligible.
  • Put your years of work or military experience to use by submitting a resume, cover letter and/or military transcript for possible credit toward your degree.

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Applied Arts and Sciences Faculty: Helping Students Achieve Career Goals

  • Learn from professors who are dedicated to helping you reach your career and educational goals and available for one-on-one mentoring.
  • Study with a faculty that includes avid researchers in the fields of technology, management and human development who bring their findings to the classroom to enhance students’ learning.
  • Participate in online and face-to-face classes that allow you to interact with professors and other students.

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Applied Arts and Sciences Required Courses: Building Business Leaders

Career Outlook for Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for managers are projected to increase by 13% through 2022. Those with training in human resources, employee development and labor relations stand to benefit most from the favorable job climate.

For more information, visit  Occupational Outlook Handbook - Human Resources Specialists .

Accounting and Finance for Small Business and Entrepreneurs (ACCT/FINA 3300) – Learn about financial and managerial accounting in this course designed for non-business majors. Topics include financial statements and analysis; accounting for assets, liabilities and owners' equity; and elements of managerial accounting.

Personal Finance (FINA 3315) – Develop proficiency in financial planning and management. Study budgeting and cash flow management, and learn the proper use of credit, tax planning, risk management, investments, retirement and estate planning. The course is intended for non-finance majors.

Human Resource Management (MANA 3320) – Explore the human resource functional areas of planning, selection and recruitment; compensation; human resource development; employee and labor relations; and safety, health and security.

Team Building (HRD 3306) – Gain insight into the use of teams in business and industry. Topics include the purpose of teams and the team-building process, conflict resolution and talent management. Also explore the basic structure of teams and how they are developed, managed and evaluated.

Supervision (TECH 4301) – Examine a supervisor's relationship to management, employees, unions and special personnel. This course emphasizes activities associated with production, quality control, personnel training, materials, equipment, records and reports.

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