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Bachelor of Applied Science


 

Program Overview

 
This program is intended to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume management and leadership roles in industry, enhance current employment, or pursue graduate study.  Maximum utilization is made of course credits earned in an Associate of Applied Science degree program; up to eighty (80) hours of coursework may be applied from community college transfer credit.
 
Completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree consists of 24 hours of Professional Studies coursework – courses in this area are modeled after Industrial Management principles; 12 hours of junior- and senior-level Technical Electives; and 9 hours of junior- and/or senior-level General Education Electives (see link below); in addition to any required lower-level degree requirements.  Classes are offered either completely online (via course management technology), hybrid (featuring specific class meetings and course management technology), or web-enhanced (featuring a traditional class meeting schedule and course management technology). The average yearly starting salary in the Fort Smith area is $40,000-44,000.
 
 

Admission Requirements

 
Interested parties should have completed – or be within one semester of completing – an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited academic institution.  Students in the Fort Smith area should meet with Professor Bobby Jones, College of Applied Science and Technology Advising Coordinator, regarding program admission.  Distance education students should follow the instructions found at the link below.
 
 

Distance Student Orientation Materials

 
  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use the moral reasoning process, and other cognitive decision-making tools, to make socially-responsible, situation-appropriate decisions;
  • Analyze and interpret qualitative, quantitative, and financial data;
  • Understand the four functions of management – planning, organizing, leading and controlling;
  • Use the tools of quality control and process improvement;
  • Use the tools of project management to successfully manage an initiative;
  • Recognize and appreciate the diversity inherent in today’s workplace;
  • Understand requirements of regulatory agencies, and initiate practices to ensure a safe working environment.

Faculty

  • Dr. Kerrie Taber, Department Head
  • Kerrie.Taber@uafs.edu
  • Office: Baldor Technology Center, Room 119A
  • Phone: 479-788-7707

 

  • Dr. Leroy Cox
  • Leroy.Cox@uafs.edu
  • Office: Baldor Technology Center, Room 119B
  • Phone: 479-788-7768

 

 

  • Ms. Andrea Thomas, BAS Coordinator
  • Andrea.Thomas@uafs.edu
  • Office: University Center, Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, AR
  • Phone: 870-733-6876

Coordinators:

Western Arkansas
  • Professor Bobby Jones, CAST Advising Coordinator
  • Bobby.Jones@uafs.edu
  • Office: Baldor Technology Center, Room 223
  • Phone: 479-788-7798
 
Eastern Arkansas
  • Ms. Andrea Thomas, BAS Coordinator
  • Andrea.Thomas@uafs.edu
  • Office: University Center, Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, AR
  • Phone: 870-733-6876