North Seattle College offers four Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees in Early Childhood Education, Application Development and International Business, and Residential and Commercial Property Management.
When compared to traditional bachelor’s programs, bachelor of applied science degrees more heavily incorporate hands-on learning, focused on a particular industry or discipline. Added bonuses are emphasis on internship opportunities, credit for prior learning and workplace experience. You can also complete the degree program in six quarters, and there are no required summer classes.
Application Development BAS Degree
This Bachelor of Applied Science degree provides an opportunity for you—who may already have an IT-related associate degree or who may want to focus on computer programming and software/application development—to earn a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science by leveraging the strong IT-related programs at North, Central and South Seattle Colleges. Learn more.
Early Childhood Education BAS Degree
This degree provides an opportunity for students who have completed an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related program to continue their studies and earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The degree provides professional development training for early care and education professionals, allowing them to keep pace with the increasing professionalization of the field. The curriculum is designed to align with accreditation standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Learn more.
International Business BAS Degree
This degree is built on two of the strongest programs at North: business and accounting. An applied four-year degree in International Business that builds on practical business skills is in demand by companies with an international division. Employees who are fluent in more than one language have an extra skill that employers need – particularly if that second language is paired with good business knowledge and cultural competency.
North also has an Accounting I-BEST pathway which can lead to enrollment in the IB B.A.S. degree program. Review the career pathways chart (pdf) to explore visually how you can progress through the I-BEST Accounting courses all the way to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in International Business.
Residential and Commercial Property Management BAS Degree
Property Management is a booming and highly skilled profession in the Seattle area. This program prepares students for a career in either residential or commercial property management. It is a multi-disciplinary curriculum, combining business, accounting, and real estate courses. This four-year, two-plus-two program combines a business or accounting AAS-T degree with upper division courses in property management (mostly real estate-focused instruction). The program is ideal for business and accounting students who want to make the transition to property management. Also, real estate agents who want to move into property management can benefit. Those that already have a bachelor’s degree in another field can take as little as 60 credits of upper division coursework (the RCPM courses) and earn their second bachelor’s degree in property management in just six quarters.
Accounting with International Accounting BAS Degree (under development)
Every industry needs accountants and auditors. The Accounting, with International Accounting Bachelor of Applied Science program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the field of accounting. This program will prepare students for Certified Public Accountant licensure. As Seattle is the fourth largest exporting city in the United States, the program will provide students with an introduction to international accounting to prepare graduates for employment at multinational organizations in the region or around the world.
The College also has developed partnerships with three of the state’s four-year colleges and universities: Eastern Washington University (EWU), Central Washington University (CWU), and Washington Technology University. These partnerships allow students to complete their bachelor’s degrees at North or to be conditionally admitted while completing their associate degree.
You’ll start by taking your freshman and sophomore years at North and, through co-admission or transfer arrangements with one of our partners, complete remaining coursework.
Degrees are available in electrical engineering through EWU, (entirely on North's campus); and in bachelor’s degree programs offered at Central Washington University. Visit each college’s Web page for more information.
North Seattle College and Central Washington University (CWU) are offering a new pathway for graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in International Business and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Application Development. Qualified students in the two programs are eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (MS-ITAM) degree program at Central Washington University.
The ITAM program is entirely online, making it possible for North students to complete either B.A.S. degree at North and the MS-ITAM at CWU without relocating outside the Seattle area.
The agreement between North and CWU will facilitate the application process and admission to CWU’s master’s program. Qualified student applicants must meet the minimum requirements of admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research at CWU and will be evaluated individually by the MS-ITAM program coordinator and department chair.
- • 3.0 GPA or above on the student’s last 90 quarter credits/60 semester credits
- • Statement of educational and professional objectives
- • Three letters of recommendation
- • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- • International students must meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:
- 1. A score of 213 or above on the computer-based TOEFL
- 2. A score of 79 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL
- 3. A score of 88 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL for English program.
CWU will provide advising assistance, inform students about the graduate assistantship and ITAM department waiver opportunities, and waive the application fee.
For more information about the ITAM program, visit the CWU webpages.