Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Business

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Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 33 sch        

BUSINESS.BAAS           CIP Code: 52.0101.00

The B.A.A.S. in Business is available for students who transfer into TWU with an A.A.S. degree in any discipline, therefore, students with an A.A.S. degree may transfer up to 45 semester credit hours from their A.A.S. program, in addition to any general education course semester credit hours completed, to begin pursuing the B.A.A.S. degree. To complete the B.A.A.S. degree at TWU, students will complete any additional core curriculum courses required for a four-year business degree, 33 semester credit hours in business courses, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 semester credit hours needed for graduation; 36 upper-level semester credit hours will be required. Required business courses for the B.A.A.S. degree are listed below.

Any student admitted to TWU for completion of the B.A.A.S. in Business that decides to change majors will be required to re-apply to TWU for the degree and major desired. In such cases, technical semester credit hours transferred to TWU will be removed from the TWU transcript.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Completed AAS

Electives transferred45
Total Semester Credit Hours45

Courses Required for Major

BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business (GP)3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 4343Business Leadership Strategies (taken in final semester)3
Business Emphasis
BUS 3243Entrepreneurship3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4903Special Topics3
BUS 4903Special Topics3
Total Semester Credit Hours33

(GP) courses satisfy Global Perspectives graduation requirement.

With permission from an advisor, approved courses may be substituted for Special Topics courses.