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.

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.

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 - College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Designed to provide knowledge for individuals looking to expand their careers into management in the healthcare field.

  • Health Occupations - College of Nursing and Health Sciences: 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 - College of Arts and Sciences: Well-suited for students interested in obtaining knowledge across a variety of different disciplines.


*This assumes that the 60 credits being transferred into the BAAS included a mathematics course that meets the UT Tyler undergraduate core curriculum requirements. At this time, UT Tyler does not have any online mathematics courses.