Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees & Curriculum

What is a Bachelor's of Applied Science degree?

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees build on two-year associate's degrees that prepare students for work. They are hands-on, technical programs that give students skills and knowledge to apply to the workforce immediately upon graduation. An applied bachelor's degree focused on software/application development prepares students with practical computer science skills using a range of programming languages. Graduates are prepared to obtain an entry-level position demonstrating competency in software engineer, software testing principles, and quality assurance techniques.

What can you expect when hiring a BAS graduate?

Graduates from a software/application development BAS program are prepared for roles as software engineers, software developers, SDETs, database administrators, full stack web developers, mobile application developers, technical program managers, quality assurance analysts, and related technical positions. These programs emphasize real-world, hands-on project work and give students a strong technical foundation.


In addition to a solid foundation in science, communications, and quantitative reasoning, students in IT-related BAS programs master a variety of technical skills and professional skills needed for a highly technical career.

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