Applications for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences will open on February 26th.
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 military credit.
Our B.A.A.S degree accepts and builds on these unique credits, combining them with course work in seven 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.
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 23 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 seven concentrations in administration, organizational supervision, social services, hospitality, media innovation, consumer behavior, 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.
The application for the Fall 2020 online cohort of the B.A.A.S. will go live on February 26th.
The final application deadline is July 1, 2020.
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 seven concentrations in administration, organizational supervision, social services, hospitality, media innovation, consumer behavior, 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
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
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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DuoLingo score of at least 100/160. TOEFL score of 79 or above. IELTS score of 6.0 or above. PTE score of 53 or above.
The degree is completely online so earning the degree does not make students eligible for a student visa.
Yes, many students in the B.A.A.S. program work full-time or part-time while attending UNT. However, remember the need to balance school with work and your personal life when determining how many courses to take each semester.
You may take core classes at an accredited community college, another accredited college or university, or at UNT. Core courses taken at a community college or another Texas university may be transferred to UNT. Sometimes it is advisable to take an upper division core course (those numbered 3000 or higher) from UNT. Doing so may maximize the number of credits you are able to transfer from a community college. Your UNT advisor will help you decide what makes the most sense for you.
No, the Professional Foundations courses are required upper division courses that must be completed at UNT.
The time it takes to complete a B.A.A.S. degree depends on how many hours you need to satisfy the degree requirements, the number of hours you take each semester, and your academic performance. Typically, students take between 6 and 12 hours each semester and complete their degree within 2 to 3 years. Some students take longer, while others finish faster.
You are required to take at least 30 hours of coursework from UNT. You are also required to complete 36 hours of upper division coursework. Of those 36 hours, at least 24 hours must be from courses taken at UNT.
Upper division courses are typically offered at four-year colleges and universities in students’ junior and senior years. You cannot take upper-division courses at a community college. Upper division courses are numbered 3000 and higher at UNT. Often upper-division courses are also called advanced level courses.
$990 ($330 x 3 Credit Hours)
There are a number of types of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for UNT students. Learn more about UNT’s Financial Aid and Scholarships. Applications for UNT scholarships have to be processed by March 1. In order to apply for scholarships you have to already have been admitted to UNT.
You can begin taking classes once you've been admitted to UNT and have completed orientation.
The B.A.A.S. program has two cohorts per year; one that begins in August and one that begins in January.
After you register for your courses, you can find required textbooks and even order them online at the UNT Bookstore. You can also check with other local bookstores and online retailers. Prices will vary by site and the types of books required.
Your certificate will show that you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. It will also show that the awarding body is the University of North Texas.
You will receive an email from UNT asking you to login to your my.unt account. This account will be your hub for all things UNT - Financial Aid, Bill payment, Admissions decisions, and more.
To check the status of your application, please visit my.unt.edu
Your admission decision will come first through your my.unt.edu account. You will also receive an email.
Please reach out to a UNT enrollment counselor at UNT-BAAS@coursera.org with any questions.
Once you have paid, you will be registered for the degree. Once available, you will be given access to the degree on the Coursera site and to an orientation module ahead of the study session.
Yes, the application fee is $75 for US students and $85 for international students.
Yes, you will work alongside other students in weekly synchronous sessions, live hours, and group projects.
Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.
We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.