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Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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Cost Per Credit Hour


Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

Use Existing Credit to Earn a Full Bachelor’s Degree

LSUA offers an exciting opportunity for students who already hold an associate degree in Applied Arts or Applied Sciences. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program allows students to transfer up to 60 credits from their associate program. Designed for students with 3 to 5 years of work experience, our BAAS program includes courses on business, management, and leadership development that can be important for career advancement. This fully online program is designed for professionals who wish to work full-time while studying to complete their degree. Graduates will be well-equipped for career growth in industries like the Military, Information Technology, HVAC, Culinary, Welding, and more.  

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Affordable Tuition

LSUA ranked #3 on Best-'s list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.

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Flexible Program

Our online BAAS program allows you to earn a degree on your time without taking time off from work.

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Increase Your Earning Potential

The BAAS program is designed to help you quickly finish your Bachelor’s degree and increase your earning potential.

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Transfer Up to 90 Hours

Students with an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences or Applied Arts can transfer 60 credits from their program. Additional credits for other college coursework may also be transferred.

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Cost Online Applied Arts and Sciences

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $325

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750

Total cost with fees: $39,000

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings 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 freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at 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 at least 12 hours of college-level credit from LSUE or CLTCC Bridge Program, 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 This Program? 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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  • Additional information on the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences online program
  • Financial aid options (employer funding, military benefits)
  • Receiving credit for past education (transfer, professional development)
  • The admissions process and timeline

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