Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

University of North Texas

Who is this degree for?

  • Students with at least 30 credit hours from an accredited institution.
  • Adult learners looking to complete their degree online, on their own schedule.
  • Learners looking for individualized 1:1 advising support throughout their degree.
  • Students who have technical, workforce, or military credit.
  • Professionals interested in a customizable degree to map their future career pathway.

If you are a first-time-in-college student with fewer than 45 transferable credits, UNT's Bachelor of Science in General Business could be a fantastic fit. Learn more here.

The benefits to “Apply now” before the priority deadline:

  1. Engagement with financial aid advisors and become eligible for a larger pool of financial aid funding sooner.
  2. After being admitted, you can place yourself in the running for a UNT scholarship Learn more
  3. Be fully admitted by June 1st to be eligible for the UNT Transfer Excellence Scholarship.
  4. Engage with your B.A.A.S academic advisor for degree completion planning.
  5. Once admitted, you can take one of UNT's non-credit courses for free, to better prepare for the Fall session. Learn more
  6. Once admitted, you can access professional certificates for free through UNT’s Career Academy.

Fall 2023 Key Dates
Priority Application DeadlineJuly 1, 2023 (All applicants must be admitted by June 1st to be eligible for the UNT Transfer Excellence Scholarship).
Admission Requirements DeadlineAugust 1, 2023 for International Students & August 16, 2023 for U.S. Students
Classes BeginAugust 21, 2023

Apply today

  1. Go to
  2. Create a profile by entering your personal information.
  3. Select "Create a New Four Year University Application" or update your existing ApplyTexas application. Select Continue to move to the next screen.
  4. Under "Target University," select University of North Texas (Denton).
  5. Under "Application Type," select either Transfer, U.S. or Readmit, Undergraduate (if you are a returning UNT student.) Select Continue.
  6. Select a semester and select Continue.
  7. Under "Select School," click the "First Choice School" dropbox and choose New College and select Continue.
  8. Select the "First Choice Major" dropbox. Choose Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)-Online and select Continue.
  9. Click Continue to my Application to get your application number and to save your input.

By following these steps, UNT’s admission office will automatically consider all of the credits on your transcripts, including all the technical and occupationally-specific credits that other degree programs often do not accept. This is important because the number of accepted credits impacts your classification, your overall GPA, and your ability to qualify for transfer scholarships. Additional information about other requirements, fees, and important deadlines is available at UNT Admissions and at UNT Transfer.

Admission Requirements

Application Fee

  • For domestic applicants: $75.00
  • For internation applicants: $85.00




Official transcripts from each institution attended (electronic preferred for U.S. transcripts)

Transfer Credits

Students must enter with at least 30 credit hours from an accredited institution. 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.

English Proficiency

International students must submit one of the following English language proficiency exams: Duolingo, TOEFL, IELTS, or APTE

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 84-90 qualifying credit hours from community colleges, technical institutions, and/or other universities and apply it toward your B.A.A.S. degree. To learn more about how your credits might transfer, reach out to a Coursera enrollment counselor at or read the UNT Transfer Guide.

The B.A.A.S. program at UNT accepts traditional common core credits earned from 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 12 credit hours toward the information technology concentration of the B.A.A.S. degree. These credits would count as lower division credits (1000, 2000 level courses). 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.

International Students

  • The International transfer student application is on, on the hosted Coursera app, and the Common App is $85. Students are responsible for this payment.

  • The English requirements for international applicants are one of the following:

    • A DuoLingo score of at least 100/160
    • TOEFL score of 79 or above
    • IELTS score of 6.0 or above
    • APTE score of 53 or above
  • 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. UNT Admissions will only accept international vocational/technical credit from a university level technical program.

International Official Transcripts must be sent to UNT in their Native Language and English. The English translation must be certified. Please note, the only third party evaluator UNT accepts is World Education services (WES).

  • International students can be admitted with an unofficial International Transcript emailed to the UNT Admissions Office. However, you must send your official transcripts to UNT to formally register for courses.

  • The University of North Texas will need a full marksheet with credentials/transcripts, not a consolidated version sent to the UNT Admissions Office.

  • Currently, the UNT Admissions Office does not use an electronic transcript service to receive International Official Transcripts. 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 Cente, Room 305 1147 Union Circle Denton, TX 76203

Texas Success Initiative

The Texas Success Initiative, TSI, is a state law that requires all Texas public institutions to determine college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics for all degree-seeking undergraduates, including incoming freshman and transfer students, for both on-campus and online courses. TSI status does not affect your admission to the University of North Texas.

If you are deemed TSI incomplete in reading, writing, and/or mathematics, you will be required to take the TSI Assessment for the area(s) in which you are incomplete before beginning classes. You can prepare by starting with UNT’s College Prep Math non-credit open course on Coursera.

You will be able to check your TSI status in your myUNT portal once admitted to the university.

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.


B.A.A.S. students can talk to an enrollment counselor during the application process, so please reach out to with any questions.

Applications for the Fall 2023 cohort are now open. Classes will start in August 2023. Learn more

Learn more about UNT Transfer Excellence Scholarship. Deadline June 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

  • Application Priority Deadline (U.S. Students): July 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline (International Students): August 1, 2023

Admission Requirement Deadlines:

  • August 1, 2023 for International Students
  • August 16, 2023 for U.S. Students

Upcoming Events:

Online Program Overview (International Students) | March 29 @ 10:30 am -Register now!

Online Program Overview (U.S. Students) | April 6 @ 6 pm CT -Register now!

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.