Career and Technology Program: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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Coordinator: Dr. Douglas R. Ullrich , (936) 294-1188

  1. Present evidence of the development of an area of technical specialty with an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from a junior/community college.
    1. Sixty-six semester hours (plus four semester hours of activity physical education) may be transferred from another educational institution. This should include thirty-six hours in-block coursework in an organized technical program.
    2. The specialty title of the Associates of Applied Sciences degree must be posted to the transcript for approval for entry into the BAAS program
    3. Students MUST be advised by the program coordinator to have transcripts reviewed and a declaration of major/minor submitted before full acceptance into the BAAS program is finalized.
  2. Complete a baccalaureate degree plan from residence and transfer credit which contains a minimum of 120 semester credit hours and includes the following:
    1. Forty-two semester hours of advanced level credits (courses taken at the junior-senior level at a senior institution).
    2. A twenty-one hour minor in a field related to the student's technical specialty. All hours in the minor should be at advanced level. If a minor is selected that does not require twenty-one advanced hours the student must take extra advanced electives to reach the required 42 advanced hours.
    3. A nine hour internship is required if some type of field experience was not required within the AAS program. If the minor department does not offer an internship the Career and Technology Program will administer the internship. This is in addition to the twenty-one hour minor.
    4. A total of 42 advanced hours (3000-4000 level classes) must be taken. These hours may come in part from the minor and required internship. Additional elective hours will be required to complete this requirement.
    5. Complete 42 hours in general education, at least 12 hours of core must be taken at Sam Houston State University.  Refer to section on core requirements (may include up to 30 hours of core academics from community college courses - see program coordinator for clarification).

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.)

General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)42
Major (A.A.S. degree - in-block courses)36
Minor (21 advanced hours)21
Electives (12 advanced hours)12
Internship (if required) (CATM 4360 or in minor field) or Additional Advanced Electives9
Total Hours120

This degree program is administered by the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Internships or Work-Based Mentorship

An internship or work-based mentorship in career and technology is intended to provide experience-based learning opportunities for students in their respective discipline of study. These internships are limited to students seeking a BAAS degree or with special approval. Students generally seek an internship or work-based mentorship experience at the end of their sophomore or junior year. The course identified for internship or work-based mentorship is CATM 4360 (or minor field internship) and may be arranged through student contact with providers or through departmental faculty, staff announcements or career services postings. All internships or work-based mentorships must receive prior departmental approval. Maximum credit for internship or work-based mentorship is nine (9) credit hours, with no more than 3 hours to be taken per semester.