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B.A.A.S. Options

B.A.A.S. - Professional Development Core Options

Approved Areas of Concentration

Allied Health
Animal Science
Art
Behavioral Sciences
Biology
Business Law and Ethics
(Speech) Communication
Computer Art
Criminal Justice
Economics
Engineering Technology
English
Geology
Graphic Design
History
Legal Studies
Mass Communications/Broadcasting
Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Science and Technology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports and Exercise Sciences

 

(Students should be aware that many courses have prerequisites.)

 

Allied Health
(Concentration area adviser: Dr. Douglas Bingham)

32-37 hours. No web-based courses.
CHEM 1411 and 1412; BIOL 2401 and 2402; BIOL 2572 or 2420; BIOL 3301 or 3303; one course from BIOL 3350, 3402, 3451, 3452 or BIOT 4401; one course from BIOL/ANSC 3340, BIOL 3522 or 4440; one course from BIOL 3331, 3411, 3375 or 4375.


Animal Science
(Concentration area adviser: Mr. David Lust)

24 hours
ANSC 1319, 2376, 3340, 3355, 3374, 3375 and two courses from ANSC 3317, 4320, 4324, 4328, 4370.

 

Art

24 hours 
ARTS 1303, 1304 and 18 advanced hours of ARTS courses per advisement.

(NOTE: Foundation studio core--which includes ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316 and 1317--is a prerequiste for 2000-level and above ARTS courses. Contact Art, Theatre and Dance Department adviser for advising regarding ARTS courses.)

 

Behavioral Sciences

24 hours
Choose from (at least 12 hours must be advanced):

PSYC 2301 (web-based), 2308 or 2314 (web-based), 4360; PSYC/SOCW 2315 (web-based); SOCI 1301 (web-based), 1306 (web-based), 4342, 3370; SOCI/SOCW 4345; SOCW 2361, 3301.

 

Biology
(Concentration area adviser: Dr. David Sissom)

24-25 hours
BIOL 1406 (web-based) and 1407 (web-based) or 1411 and 1413; BIOL 2420 (4 hours) or BIOL 2572 (5 hours); and at least 12 hours of advanced BIOL electives.

 

Business Law and Ethics

24 hours
Select 24 hours from BUSI 1304, 3312, 4330, 4331, 4370, 4371; CIDM 3330; ECON 4301, 4351, 4355, 4370; FIN 4311;
MGT 4311.

 

(Speech) Communication

21 hours
COMM 1318 (summer, fall, spring; web-based), 2376 (fall), 2377 (spring) or 3370, 3331 (fall) or 4330 (spring, fall), 3341 (fall, spring), 3320 (fall) or 3345 (spring), 4310 (spring of even years). COMM 3094 may be scheduled during summer, fall or spring, but requires approval from the instructor to be used as a substitution for any of the courses listed above.

 

Computer Art

24 hours
Two enrollments from each of the following courses:
ARTS 3377**, 4377, 3394, 4394.

(NOTE: Foundation studio core--which includes ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316 and 1317--is a prerequiste for 2000-level and above ARTS courses. Contact Art, Theatre and Dance Department adviser for advising regarding ARTS courses.)

** Prerequisite is ARTS 2377.


 

Criminal Justice
(Concentration area adviser: Susan Coleman)

24 hours
CRIJ 1301; CRIJ/POSC 4340; CRIJ 4348; SOCI 4321; 12 advanced hours from: CRIJ; POSC 3305; or SOCI 4302.

(All required courses are offered online.)

 

Economics

24 hours
ECON 2301, 2302, and 18 hours of advanced ECON.
 


Engineering Technology
(Concentration area adviser: Dr. Gerald Chen)

25 hours
ENGR 1171, 1301, 1304; ENGR 1375 or ET 2375; ET 2371 or 2372; 12 hours chosen from: ET 3301, 3315, 3360, 4301, 4311 (occasionally web-based), 4314, 4325, 4330, 4340, 4370.



English

21 hours
6 hours from: ENGL 2321, 2326, 2331, 2341, 2343;
6 hours from: ENGL 3301, 3304, 3310, 3311, 3312, 4301, 4310, 4311;
9 hours from: ENGL 3331 (discontinued), 3332 (discontinued), 3341, 3342, 3350, 3351, 3352, 3360, 3361, 3380, 4321, 4322, 4323, 4332, 4352, 4353, 4363.



Geology

25 hours (extra hour counts as elective; no web-based courses)
12 hours from GEOL 1403, 1404, 2471, 2475; and GEOL 3406, 3325, 3350 and GESC 3310.



Graphic Design

21 hours (no web-based courses)
ARTS 2313, 3313, 4313; ARTS 2378, 3378; ARTS 3379, 4379.

(NOTE: Foundation studio core--which includes ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316 and 1317--is a prerequiste for 2000-level and above ARTS courses. Contact Art, Theatre and Dance Department adviser for advising regarding ARTS courses.)



History

24 hours
6 hours from HIST 1301 or 1303, 1302 or 1304, 2301, 2381;
HIST 2311, 2323 or 2372;
HIST 3301;
6 hours of advanced U.S. history; and
6 hours of advanced non-U.S. history



Legal Studies

24 hours
CRIJ 4334, 4340; POSC 3305; POSC 4333 or 4335;
6 hours chosen from: FIN 4315; CRIJ 3332, 4375; ENVR 4302; BUSI 3312; POSC 4331, 4374;
6 hours chosen from: ENGL 3310; HIST 3314, 4319, 4321; PSYC 4355 or 4360, 3373; COMM 3303, 3341; SOCI 4302 or 4342, 4385.



Mass Communications/Broadcasting

24 hours
MCOM 1307 (summer, fall and spring; web-based), 1336 (fall and spring), 2303 (spring), 2315 (fall and spring), 3331 (spring) or 3322 (spring), 3327 (spring) or 4322 (fall of even years), 3335 (spring), 3379 (fall and spring).



Mathematics
(Concentration area adviser: Dr. Randy Combs)

23-24 hours
MATH 1316 or 2412; 2413, 2414 and 12 hours chosen from: MATH 3311, 3321, 3340, 3342, 4361, 4362.



Psychology

24 hours
PSYC 2301 (web-based), 2308 or 2314 (web-based); 18 hours chosen from: PSYC 3310, 3311, 3371, 3430 or 4335, 3350, 4355, 4360.



Political Science

24 hours
POSC 2304; 3361 or 3362; 3365 or 4366 or 4367; and 15 hours of advanced POSC.



Public Administration

27 hours
ECON 2301, 2302; POSC 4307, 4331, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4357.

(All required POSC courses are offered online.)



Public Relations

24 hours
COMM 1318, 2376; MKT 3340, 3342 and 12 hours of advanced electives from COMM and MKT.



Science and Technology

29-31 hours (18-20 if MATH 1314, CHEM 1405 or 1411, and PHYS 1401 are taken for University core)
Required from University core: MATH 1314 for Core 20; CHEM 1405 or 1411, and PHYS 1401 for Core 30.
Six to eight semester credit hours from: ENGL 2311, PHYS 1402, CHEM 1412, BIOL 1406, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, ENGR 1304, ENGR 2372.
Twelve semester credit hours from: AGRI/BIOL 3301, BIOL 3404, BIOL 3092, CHEM 3310, ENVR 4301, ENVR 4302, ENVR 4306, ET 3360, ET 4314, ET 4370.

 

Social Work**

24 hours (the first four courses are required)
SOCW 2315 (web-based), 2361, 3301 (web-based), 4380 (was 3380);
12 advanced hours chosen from SOCW 3381 (web-based), 4303, 4305, 4310, 4320 (web-based), 4341, 4345 (web-based), 4362 (web-based), 4375, 4376, 4395.

** This degree emphasis does not provide social work certification.

Sociology

24 hours
SOCI 1301 (web-based), 1306 (web-based), 3362 (web-based), 4321 (web-based), 4342 (web-based), 4361 (web-based); SOCI/SOCW 4310, 4362 (web-based).



Sports and Exercise Sciences

24 hours (no web-based courses)
SES 3311 (fall, spring), SES 3320 (spring only), SES 3325 (fall, spring), SES 3340 (fall, spring), SES 3356* (fall, spring), SES 4302 (fall, spring), 4322 (fall, spring), SES 4325 (spring only).

* SES 3356 has prerequisites that the department is prepared to override for students on this B.A.A.S. plan.

 
 

 













 

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