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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Science, BAS


The Bachelor of Applied Science program at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi builds on knowledge and skills students with formal training in a vocational-technical studies area from accredited institutions and graduates from Applied Arts and Science Associate degree programs have acquired. A minimum of 120 hours is required for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The program consists of three components: first, the transfer of vocational/technical credit hours (33 hours); second, the completion of the Core Curriculum Program (45 hours) or the Core of another accredited institution in a state accredited college/university (see “General Education Requirement ” in the “Undergraduate Programs ” section of  this catalog; see also “University Core Curriculum Programs ”; and third, the completion of a professional core (18-27 hours) that affords both academic and professional depth to individuals who possess recognized competence in an occupational or technical field.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • understand concepts and practices within community-accepted standards relevant to each track;
  • apply teamwork and communication skills to develop successful careers in their fields;
  • apply professional and ethical awareness in the practices of their fields.

Students choose from among the following tracks:

 

Applied Leadership


This track is designed for students in any field who seek to advance their careers by taking on supervisory positions.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
9
18
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Childhood Development/Early Childhood Education


This track is designed for graduates of Applied Arts and Science programs in Child Development, as well as child care providers who seek additional qualifications.

 

Students who do not have vocational/technical hours may apply to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree with an Early Childhood track. The application will be approved if the student is able to demonstrate that his/her career goals are closely matched to a B.A.S. track and that he/she is unable to receive the necessary training from another degree offered by the university. Students must be in good academic standing to transfer to the B.A.S. Program.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
9
18
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Community and Mental Health


This track is designed for graduates of the Addiction Option/Human Services or the Intergenerational/Human Services degrees and others who seek entry level positions in social service agencies such as Child Protective Services or Child/Elderly care facilities.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Supporting Coursework
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
6-7
20-22

 

 Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Criminal Justice


This track is designed for graduates of associate’s programs in law enforcement or corrections.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Supporting Coursework
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
3
24
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Supporting Coursework (3 semester hours)


Digital Information Mapping*


This track prepares students for a variety of careers in digital mapping.

 

*The department is currently reviewing this track. Please view online information for updates.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. University Electives 
42
(2)
33
19
26
 
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Required Courses (19 semester hours)


Emergency Response


This track prepares students planning careers in professions such as firefighter, police officer, emergency management planner, or incident response officer in the management of emergency situations such as natural disasters or major industrial incidents.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
21
6
18
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


*Topic must be approved by a faculty or academic advisor.

Designated Electives (6 semester hours)


Environmental and Occupational Safety


This track prepares students planning a variety of careers in professions such as environmental safety officer, firefighter, and police officer in the management of workplace safety issues.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives

42
(2)
33
21
8
16

  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


*Topic must be approved by a faculty or academic advisor.

Industrial Electronics and Manufacturing


This track prepares students for a variety of technical/professional careers such as industrial safety inspector, control systems technician, manufacturing specialist, manufacturing technologist, and electronics technician.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
10
17
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Information Technology


This track prepares students for a variety of careers such as personal computer technician, network administrator, database manager, information security technician, and computer technology manager within commercial, industrial, educational and government organizations. 

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
9
18
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Required Prerequisite Courses (8 semester hours)


Required Courses (18 semester hours)


Choose three (3) semester hours from:

Choose three (3) or six (6) semester hours from:

COSC 4690 Contracted Field Experience in Computer Science  3-6 sem. hrs.

Designated Electives (9 semester hours)


 Prerequisites:  

   , and 3355  require   and  .

Legal Studies


This track is designed for graduates of Court Reporting, Legal Secretarial and Paralegal specialties who seek advancement in private law firms, federal or state governmental agencies, legal departments of corporations, banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, law libraries, legal services/legal aid offices, and law departments of special interest groups or associations.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. Designated Electives
  6. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
9
18
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Technical Writing


This track is designed for graduates from a variety of Applied Arts and Sciences programs who seek preparation for career tracks that demand good written communication skills. It provides entry into a fast growing, in-demand field.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Vocational/ Technical Credit
  4. Required Courses
  5. University Electives
42
(2)
33
18
27
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses: