Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
University of North Texas
The fastest, most affordable way to complete your bachelor’s degree online from a top 9 research school in Texas while leveraging your previous college or military credits.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) program from the University of North Texas (UNT) is designed to streamline your path to a fully accredited bachelor’s degree by making it easy to transfer course work you’ve previously completed for technical, applied, or U.S. military credit.
Our B.A.A.S degree accepts and builds on these unique credits, combining them with course work in eight distinct concentrations so you can meet your individual or career goals. The degree is designed to help transfer students from community colleges and technical institutions, non-traditional students with college credit, and veterans or active-duty military personnel finish their bachelor’s degree faster. The B.A.A.S. degree does this by accepting many types of credits that other degree programs won’t accept.
What makes this degree unique?
No need to start over. Build a bridge by transferring your educational experience towards your degree. Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 24 consecutive years, UNT pairs each applicant with an advisor to create a customized degree plan focusing on the “missing pieces” required to complete the degree.
Built for you. B.A.A.S. students receive high-touch support and career services as applicants and enrolled students. With eight concentrations in administration, organizational supervision, social wellness and community, hospitality, media innovation, consumer behavior, data analytics, and information technology, you can customize your coursework to create a degree path that’s right for you and your career.
Attainable and flexible. Receive the same high-quality instruction as on-campus students and earn the same degree while learning when and where it works best for you.
Commitment to excellence. Founded 130 years ago, UNT is a well-established research institution that ranks in the top 100 nationally for social mobility. UNT is also a majority-minority university, 42 percent of on-campus students at UNT are first-generation students, and the school ranks in the top 50 nationally for diversity.
- $330 USD/credit hour for most
(See Admissions Tab)
- 15+ hours/wk
- Transfer at least 45 hours of credit towards the 120 credit degree.
- Completely online
The application for the B.A.A.S. Fall 2021 cohort is open.
The final application deadline is July 16, 2021.
You can apply to cohorts that start throughout the year. Learn about future cohorts here.
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About the Program
The B.A.A.S. program provides you with a direct path to a fully accredited bachelor’s degree if you have completed course work for technical, applied or military credit or have a technical or applied degree from a community or technical college. Our B.A.A.S. degree accepts and builds on these unique credits, combining them with course work intended to meet your individual or career goals.Learn more about Admissions
B.A.A.S. students will complete the university core curriculum and additional upper level coursework to earn their bachelor’s degree. With eight concentrations in administration, organizational supervision, social wellness and community, hospitality, media innovation, consumer behavior, data analytics, and information technology, you can customize your coursework to create a degree path that’s right for you and your career.Learn more about Academics
The B.A.A.S. degree provides personalized advising to build on previously acquired academic, workforce/technical, and military credits. Focused academic concentrations and an integrative, multidisciplinary core tailor the college experience to the professional career goals of each student. Students who earn the B.A.A.S. degree are prepared to tackle new challenges as leaders in business, industry, non-profit organizations, and community engagement.Learn more about Careers
The B.A.A.S. degree combines experience, discovery, collaboration and application. The courses have been developed by the University of North Texas (UNT) and are taught by UNT faculty with the support of teaching assistants. Courses are delivered on the Coursera platform giving you access to innovative learning technology and the flexibility to study on your schedule and on your preferred device.Learn more about Student Experience
About the University of North Texas
UNT is a public research university located in Denton, Texas. As one of Texas' largest universities, they offer 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs within the university's 14 colleges and schools. UNT Online offers more than 80 online program options.Learn more about the University of North Texas
About the Applied Arts and Sciences Unit
The Applied Arts and Sciences unit (known as the B.A.A.S. unit) of New College at the University of North Texas aims to maximize the potential of each individual. Prior education and work experience are integrated with advanced undergraduate courses as students earn the B.A.A.S. degree.Learn more about the B.A.A.S. Unit
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Frequently Asked Questions
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