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Please reach out to with any questions. The final deadline to apply to the B.A.A.S. is July 1, 2020.


Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences


Admissions Process

The application for the fall 2020 cohort of the Applied Arts and Sciences program is now open. B.A.A.S. students can talk to an enrollment counselor during the application process, so please reach out to with any questions.


The final application deadline is July 1, 2020.

Admissions Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0+
  • Transfer credits (from an accredited institution)
    • Students must enter with 60 credit hours. Students may transfer up to 90 credit hours towards their degree. An advisor will give individual consultations to determine the best way to include previous credit hours.

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 total credits
  • 30 minimum credits from UNT (the average is 45)
  • Transfer at least 60 credits (core, concentrations, electives)
  • Complete 3 unifying courses (9 credits), all core courses (42 credits) and 3 concentrations (36 credits). Each concentration is 12 credits.

Transfer Students

University of North Texas has a national reputation as a "transfer-friendly" university. While you are required to take at least 30 hours from UNT, you can transfer up to 84 qualifying credit hours from community colleges, technical institutions, and/or other universities and apply it toward your B.A.A.S. degree. Read more about transfer eligibility from the UNT Transfer Guide.

The B.A.A.S. program at UNT accepts traditional common core credits earned at community colleges (American history, political science, English, etc.) or other universities. But what makes the B.A.A.S program so valuable is the opportunity to also transfer vocational, occupational, technical or workforce credits from courses at community colleges or technical institutions and apply them toward your bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate on Coursera can receive credit toward the information technology concentration of the B.A.A.S. degree. These credits would count as lower division credits. If you are considering enrollment in the Google IT Cert with the intent of applying the credits earned towards your UNT B.A.A.S. degree, please check with your advisor before enrolling in the Google IT Cert to make sure that you have the necessary lower division credit allotment available and that the credits would be able to count towards your degree.

Veterans or Active Military

UNT has been named a top Military Friendly School by eight years in a row and a Top 10 Military Friendly Tier One Research Institution in the nation. One of the reasons is the B.A.A.S. degree, which is a program uniquely suited for veterans and active-duty military.

During your service, you may have had training which qualifies for college credit. The American Council on Education (A.C.E.) evaluates military training courses and occupation-based skills, knowledge, and abilities gained from military service. These evaluations are used to determine if the training you received is equivalent to what is taught in some college level courses. These equivalencies are converted into recommendations for awarding college credits.

For active duty military, reserve military, or veterans of the army, navy, marine corps and coast guard their concentration may consist of credit awarded for formal training received in the service. The American Council on Education (A.C.E.) evaluates military training courses and occupation-based skills, knowledge, and abilities gained from military service using the Joint Service Transcript. These evaluations are used to determine if the training you received is equivalent to what is taught in some college level courses.

You can learn more about this and how to get a copy of your Joint Service transcript from the American Council on Education.

Veterans, Reservists and active duty personnel of the United States Air Force have their training and service included in a transcript from the Community College of Air Force (CCAF) which is part of the Air University. The Community College of the Air Force is a fully accredited degree-granting institution.

University of North Texas also offers a variety of resources tailored to the needs of veterans and military personnel. Please visit UNT Veteran Services to learn more about the GI Bill, military discounts, scholarships, psychological services, and external resources.

Non-Traditional Students

You might be a non-traditional student if:

  • You are 25 or older and are returning to finish your degree;
  • You work full-time and can only take a few courses every semester;
  • You have primary responsibility as a caregiver for children or other family members;
  • You have credits from one or more colleges or universities; or,
  • You have a number of credits from a prior major(s) that you no longer plan to pursue.

The B.A.A.S. degree program is a great option for non-traditional students because it has flexible delivery options. Many non-traditional students return to complete their degree in order to improve promotion opportunities in their current job. Their primary goal is the most efficient possible route to a degree. The B.A.A.S facilitates this process through its unique ability to consolidate and utilize previously earned credits—whether these are workforce credits or regular college course credits.

International Students

  • International students who attend and graduate from high schools overseas are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores for admission.

  • UNT Admissions does not accept Developmental or English Language classes as credit

  • International Transcripts must be sent to UNT in Native Language and English. The English translation must be certified.

  • UNT Admissions needs Full Marksheet (credentials/transcript), not a consolidated version.

  • International Official Transcripts MUST be mailed to UNT Admissions for an admissions decision: Mailing Address: University of North Texas Office of Undergraduate Admissions 1155 Union Circle #311277 Denton, TX 76203-5017

Physical Address for Courier Services (FedEx, UPS, etc.): University of North Texas Office of Undergraduate Admissions Eagle Student Services Center Room 305 1147 Union Circle Denton, TX 76203

  • International students can be admitted with an unofficial International transcript emailed to UNT Admissions. However, they must have their official transcripts in hand at UNT in order to register for classes.

  • The International transfer student application on is $85. Students are responsible for this payment.

  • UNT Admissions will only accept international vocational/technical credit from a university level technical program.


$330 / credit hour* (30 credits = $9,900 | 45 Credits = $14,850 | 60 Credits = $19,800)

On average, students need ~45 credits to complete the B.A.A.S. program. The program also has a one time application fee of $75 and a one time orientation fee of $45.

*If you are in the state of Texas but haven’t established residency (1 year) or have 150 hours of transfer credit, the tuition charge will be $779.52/SCH. If you fall into the above categories, please contact to discuss options.

Financial Aid & Tuition Reimbursement

There are a number of types of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for UNT students. 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. Learn more about UNT’s Financial Aid and Scholarships here.

Where to Start your Financial Aid Process:

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    $330 per credit hour for most (See Admissions Tab)
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    15+ hours per week
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    Transfer at least 60 hours of credit towards the 120 credit degree.
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    Fully online

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.

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.