Applied Arts and Sciences BAAS Degree
Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree to Excel in the Technical Field
This transfer-only program at The University of Texas at Tyler is designed for students who have earned an associate’s degree in a technical field and now want to earn their bachelor’s degree in the applied arts and sciences.
- Make a seamless transition to the BAAS degree program and prepare for managerial careers in technical fields.
- Transfer your college credits and complete a minimum of 36 credit hours at UT Tyler to earn your BAAS degree.
- Complete the degree program entirely online, or attend day or evening classes.
- Enroll in the only BAAS program in the country that is accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology.
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Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Sciences: Convenient. Job-Ready
- Benefit from program options: Study online; attend interactive televised classes at Longview or Palestine facilities; or take classes at the Tyler campus.
- Return to college to complete your degree, even if you’ve been out of school for many years. All students who earned an associate’s degree in applied arts and sciences at another college or university, or community college, are eligible.
- Conduct comprehensive analyses of individual and group behaviors in organizations, and learn to develop and deliver effective training programs.
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 classes that allow you to interact with professors and other students through ITV, IChat and other current formats.
Applied Arts and Sciences Courses: Building Business Leaders
Human Relations – Study how to establish and maintain effective working relationships among teachers and trainers in educational, industrial and business settings.
Supervision – This course is designed to provide supervisors with opportunities to learn from their relationships to management, employees, unions and special personnel. This emphasizes activities associated with production, quality control, personnel training, materials, equipment, records and reports.
Total Quality Management – Undertake an analysis and application of total quality management principles to include statistical process control, graphical problem-solving techniques, acceptance sampling standards and Six Sigma quality. This is an applied computer course.
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Career Outlook for Managers
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for managers are projected to increase by 22% over the decade ending in 2018. 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.