Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree
Earn Your BAAS 100% Online*
The BAAS degree program is a degree specifically for students looking to finish their 4-year degree in an academic environment that recognizes the importance of balancing family, work, and other commitments. The 100%* online format of the BAAS program is convenient, affordable, and accessible for working adults without compromising the quality and rigor of a UT Tyler degree.
The flexible degree plan utilizes transfer credit from community colleges and other universities to provide a shorter route to completing a bachelor's degree than many traditional programs. All students must have 60 hours of transferable credit** accepted at UT Tyler OR successful completion of an AA, AS or AAT to be eligible for the program. Students applying to the program on transferable credit should know that which credits (earned at other institutions) transfer depends on official transcript evaluation by the Registrar's Office upon application.
The courses in the BAAS Professional Core and the Thematic Concentrations are offered online, in two 7-week terms per semester. This gives ease to our students to balance life and school, while still taking full-time hours.
We are happy to announce that the required BAAS curriculum (33 credits) has a flat rate of $9,900. If you enter needing more than the required 33 credits for the program, your first 33 credits will be offered at the discounted rate. So, you will start to save immediately!
Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Sciences: Convenient. Job-Ready
With our BAAS high-demand Thematic Concentrations, you can tailor your degree to meet your professional goals. UT Tyler currently offers the following Thematic Concentrations:
- Business Occupations - Soules College of Business: Designed to provide general business knowledge for
individuals interested in business careers.
- Healthcare Management - Designed to provide knowledge for individuals looking to expand their careers into
management in the healthcare field.
- Health Occupations - Designed for professionals in a healthcare field to facilitate career advancement
or prepare for graduate professional programs.
- Human Behavior - Department of Psychology and Counseling: Trains students to understand, critically
examine, and apply information about human thought, feeling, and behavior.
- General Studies - Well-suited for students interested in studying a specific topic from multiple
For details of all the concentrations' required courses, please see the Degree Plan tab on the navigation bar. For an example of how a concentration (Business Occupations) breaks down into 8 semesters, please click here.
For more information on the average salaries of our BAAS graduates that work in Texas as well as student loan debt information to help guide your financial decisions, visit Seek UT.
*This assumes that the 60 credits being transferred into the BAAS included a mathematics course that meets the UT Tyler undergraduate core curriculum requirements. The mathematics core is offered in person or online through Finish@UT.
**Transferable credit only includes credits accepted by our Registrar's Office, it does not mean all credits completed at previous institutions.