Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Professional Studies

Website: https://twu.edu/baas/baas-professional-studies/

Director: Dr. Claire L. Sahlin
Advisor: Vicki Jennings

Location: CFO 1201
Telephone: 940-898-3850
Fax: 940-898-3351
E-Mail:  vjennings@twu.edu 

The B.A.A.S. in Professional Studies is available for students who transfer into TWU from a community college with a minimum of 15 semester credit hours (SCH) of WECM (workforce education) and a minimum of 12 SCH of academic courses.  Course work must be completed prior to transfer.  To complete the B.A.A.S. degree at TWU, students will complete any additional core curriculum courses required for a four-year degree, *18 SCH in a professional development concentration area, 18 SCH in an interdisciplinary minor or certificate program, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 SCH needed for graduation; 36 upper-level SCH will be required.

Any student admitted to TWU for completion of the B.A.A.S. in Professional Studies who decides to change majors outside of applied degree areas will be required to submit a new application for admission. In such cases, technical SCH transferred to TWU may be removed from the TWU transcript.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Communicate effectively.
  2. Collaborate with others to solve complex problems.
  3. Use analytical reasoning to determine strategies for best practices.
  4. Network within multiple industries for leadership and professional development. 
  5. Apply creative ideas to everyday situations.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Concentration Area and Minor/Certificate Requirement: 18 SCH      

Program Code: PROFSTUDIES.BAAS  CIP Code: 52.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Completed Certificate/AAS

Electives transferred15-45
Total SCHs15-45

Courses Required for Major

Choose 18 SCH18
Business Communications
Professional Presentation Strategies
Creative Writing
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Advanced Expository Writing
Technical Writing
Professional Writing
Career Development Strategies
Global Issues and Trends
History and Principles of Health Education
Stress Management Techniques
Ethics
Bioethics
Women in Politics
Law, Politics, and Public Policy
Gender, Identity, and the Law
Public Administration
Women in Leadership
Psychology of Women
Positive Psychology
Health Psychology
Introduction to Counseling
Foundations of Family Psychology
Global Perspectives in Psychology
Social Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Developing Societies
U.S. Women of Colors
Ethics and Feminism
Woman's Roles
Feminist Theory
Total SCHs18

Must complete 18 SCH of coursework from one of the following options

Option 1: Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

Option 2: Business Minor

Option 3: Certificate Program

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Mathematics Core Course3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
AAS Course3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Literature, Philosophy, Language Core3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
Professional Development Course3
Professional Development Course3
Minor or Certificate Course3
Minor or Certificate Course3
Social Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
Professional Development Course3
Professional Development Course3
Minor or Certificate Course3
Fine Arts Core3
Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Core3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Professional Development Course3
Interdisciplinary Minor or Certificate Course3
Natural Science Core3
Elective (Global Perspectives course)3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
Professional Development Course3
Interdisciplinary Minor or Certificate Course3
Natural Science Core3
Health and Wellness Core3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120