The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Program

Welcome to our BAAS Degree Program

Lamar University BAAS degree program students

Since the beginning of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program in the fall of 1987, the degree track has been designed to encourage adults to take part in postsecondary education by providing them with innovative approaches for meeting their educational needs. The BAAS program requires of its majors to earn a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic credit comprised of the core curriculum (42), general electives (33 hours), and advanced 3-4000 level coursework (45).

So what is unique about the Applied Arts and Sciences program?

1st: it understands that adult learners are most often non-traditional students who are juggling multiple life roles and are looking to match their academic interests with their personal and professional goals.
2nd: it allows for students to partner with academic advisors and faculty members in order to create individualized degree-completion plans of study that will include coursework from the entire spectrum of choices available through the university.
3rd: it offers flexible schedule building so that students may take classes part-time or full-time, on campus or off campus, on weekends or evenings, or fully online from virtually anywhere in the world.
4th: it provides pre-admission advising and offers prompt and accurate information by way of email or phone.
5th: it encourages incoming BAAS students to bring their work and life experiences into the classroom and earn as many as 24 semester hours for prior technical or experiential learning credit. 

Opportunity, flexibility, support, integrity, career advancement, personal achievement: these are a few of the reasons why more than 2,300 success stories are shared among our BAAS graduates.

You will also find the BAAS program at Grad Texas where the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has chosen to feature Lamar as one of seven state-wide universities specifically dedicated to helping adults return to college and finish their degrees.