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The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) is a full baccalaureate program with specific admission requirements. The BAS-ITAM program uses the credits from two-year applied degrees (usually non-transferable), adds classes in leadership/management, plus the general education credits in humanities and science. The degree complements your associate degree in an applied or technical area helping you to become a leader in your knowledge area. Together with your applied and/or technical knowledge, you will gain valuable “soft,” or management skills, such as business communication, leadership and supervision, project management, customer relationship management, and professional development. This combination of technical and management skills will help make you a much sought after employee. This is a bachelor degree that meets undergraduate requirements.
Central Washington University is working hard to forge new partnerships with states throughout the U.S. Please visit: www.cwu.edu/online-learning to see the most current list of states where CWU is authorized to offer fully online programs.
If your state is not listed yet, we may not be able to accept you for admission into a fully online degree program offered at CWU. Acceptance will depend on CWU gaining authorization to offer the online program in your state. The authorization process could take some time to complete. Please send us an email at ITAMInfo@cwu.edu to start the authorization process.
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International students able to live in Ellensburg and take classes may be accepted to the major if they meet the Admission Requirements. But our program does not have enough face-to-face classes to satisfy the F1 Visa requirements at any other location.
|What are the Admission Requirements for the BAS major?|
To be accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science major, students must meet the following requirements:
A foreign language is not required for this program.
This website will give you the equivalent classes: http://www.cwu.edu/registrar/2011-2012-transfer-equivalencies Click on the General Education Equivalencies for the community college you attended.
Note: If you have a Direct Transfer Agreement AA degree (DTA) as well as your applied or technical degree, you automatically meet the basic and breadth CWU requirements.
In order to graduate from CWU with a BAS-ITAM degree, you will need to have completed the following CWU Basic Skills Requirements in addition to the Breadth Requirements:
To see the complete listing of Basic Skills and Breadth courses, click here.
The Basic Skills courses are most easily and economically completed at a community college or through Washington Online www.waol.org/ before applying to the BAS program. To see the transfer equivalencies for Washington community colleges, click here.
The following basic skills courses are waived for the BAS-ITAM program:
UNIV 101, IT 101 or CS 101, and the foreign language requirements are waived for this program.
The BAS-ITAM program offers one to two General Education (Breadth requirement) classes each quarter. A tentative course schedule is available to schedule both program requirements and General Education requirements.
Students may transfer no more than 135 credits to CWU, including a maximum of 105 credits of community college (100-200 level) coursework. The CWU Office of the Registrar evaluates all transfer credits based upon official transcripts. To be eligible for graduation you must complete 75 credits (at least 45 from CWU) at a baccalaureate-granting institution. Extension credit including correspondence courses earned at other schools or the military may not exceed 45 credits. At least 60 credits of upper division (300-400 level) coursework is required for graduation.
The CWU credit transfer limits relate to our graduation requirements. You need at least 180 credits to graduate from CWU. This means that a community college transfer student must take at least 75 credits at CWU to graduate. Transfer students from four-year schools must take at least 45 credits at CWU to graduate. Regardless of how many excess transfer credits you may have, you will not have to retake any CWU courses if you have already completed the equivalent courses at other institutions. However, you will still have to complete the minimum number of credits at CWU required for graduation.
Once you are admitted to the BAS-ITAM program, your advisor will be the appropriate advisor for your location. At the beginning of your program, the advisor will help you plan your program and choose your classes.
Lynnwood/Everett - Terry Linkletter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Des Moines - Brandi Harrington, email@example.com
Pierce - Dr. Phil Upperman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellensburg - Laurie Stehle, email@example.com
The degree is designed to be completed in 8 quarters of full-time work. Of course, students can work part-time on the degree, increasing the time to graduation.