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Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Earn a Respected Bachelor’s Degree in Less Time

The online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) is offered through LSU Alexandria’s College of Business and LSU Online. This program provides students with the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree by applying credits already earned. Our BAAS is designed for students with 3 to 5 years of work experience, or those who have an associate degree in Applied Arts or Applied Sciences. Students with military experience are also encouraged to apply. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on business and leadership development strategies, communication and critical thinking skills, ethical decision making in management and financial management. Graduates will be equipped for career growth in the industry of their choosing.


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Competitive Tuition

LSUA offers one of the most competitive tuitions in the country-- ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.

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Flexible Program

Our online BAAS program allows you to earn a degree on your time while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.

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Earn Relevant Certifications

Our online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree requires students to earn at least two certifications to better prepare them for the workforce.

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Transfer Up to 75 Hours

Students with an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences or Applied Arts can pursue their Bachelor’s degree and use up to 75 credit hours.


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Cost Online Applied Arts and Sciences

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listing Online Applied Arts and Sciences

The online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences requires 120 credits, including 6 credit hours of open electives.

General Education Requirements (39 hours)

Courses Credit Hours
ENGL 1001: English Composition 3
ENGL 1002: English Composition II 3
General Education Social Sciences 3
General Education Social Sciences 3
General Education Math 3
General Education Math 3
General Education Natural Sciences 9
CMST 2060: Public Speaking 3
General Education History 3
General Education Humanities 3
General Education Fine Arts 3

 

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Core Courses (30 hours)

Courses Credit Hours
MGMT 3200: Principles of Management 3
MGMT 3211: Business and Society 3
CMST 4120: Computer-Mediated Communication 3
CMST 3118: Intercultural Communication 3
PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity 3
ENGL 3002: Technical Writing 3
MGMT 4310: Leadership 3
MGMT 4620: Human Behavior in Organizations 3
AASC 3001: Personal Strategy and Portfolio Development 3
AASC 4900: Senior Seminar in Applied Arts and Sciences 3

 

Block Transfer of Applied Courses (45 hours)

Transfer of applied courses plus electives

 

Elective Courses (6 hours)

Free Electives: Must be at the 3000 - 4000 level

 

Admission Requirements Online Applied Arts and Sciences

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at the time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
  • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
  • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

 

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution.

Career Opportunities Online Applied Arts and Sciences

  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Inventory Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Business Office Manager
  • Facility Operations Specialist

What Will I Learn? Online Applied Arts and Sciences

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree will gain an interdisciplinary education that prepares them for whatever field they desire to pursue.

Graduates of the online BAAS program will learn to do the following:

  • Develop leadership, management, and supervision strategies for public or private businesses and organizations.
  • Apply career development strategies and progress into management-level positions.
  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills through industry-based projects and assignments.
  • Use critical thinking skills and practical knowledge to gain an understanding of how ethical knowledge and decision-making are applied in a management setting.
  • Apply human relations skills and personnel direction/management.
  • Develop foundational skills to assist businesses in navigating local and national organizational growth.
  • Devise sound fiscal management skills.

Why choose LSUA’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences? Online Applied Arts and Sciences

LSU Alexandria’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences is the only general BAAS degree offered in Louisiana. All applied associate degrees offered in Louisiana are Associates of Science, so students with a degree from any of those programs will be able to apply to our program. Many of the surrounding states also offer associate programs that are transferable to ours. LSUA also only requires 39 hours of general education that are very generic and can easily be completed at a student’s 2-year institution. Additionally, LSUA’s BAAS is one of the most affordable of its kind.

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