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For students who have satisfied all prerequisites, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree can be completed in six quarters of full-time attendance. Students admitted to the B.A.S. program are expected to take at least 10 credits of upper-division AD classes each quarter. Additionally, you may need to make up some lower-division credits. However, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within six quarters.

Each course is offered in a hybrid format (students attend class once per week with the rest of the coursework conducted online). Internship and capstone courses are offered online, however students are required to regularly check in with the internship coordinator and faculty.

Yes. North Seattle College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to offer two-year degrees and has been awarded full accreditation status for the AD B.A.S. degree.

The B.A.S. Application Development program is cohort-oriented and begins each fall quarter. This means that all B.A.S. students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. Since courses are not offered every quarter, it is imperative that students work with their program manager to ensure a plan is developed for finishing the program. Admission to the B.A.S. Application Development degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to early applications. Please stay informed on the Application Details web page for details on the application process and deadlines.

Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 AD credits with faculty permission. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.

Yes. B.A.S. programs begin fall quarter, and admitted students follow a specific sequence of courses. Please refer to the Program Planning Sheet for more information.

As a Washington State resident, upper division B.A.S. courses cost $209.98 per credit for credits 1-10 and $10.49 per credit for credits 11-18 per quarter. Course fees and textbook requirements vary by course. Students attending a B.A.S. program full time can expect to pay around $2500 per quarter. For exact pricing, please refer to the State Board’s tuition schedule for B.A.S. degrees: Tuition Table.

All students must earn a minimum of an associate's degree before they can graduate from the B.A.S. program. Any two-year degree, earned with a 2.5 or better GPA (including all IT-related courses), is sufficient. If you are within 25 credits of finishing an associate degree or another post-secondary degree, you may be eligible for provisional admission. A specific associate’s degree is not required. However, A.A.S. or A.A.S.-T degrees in Information Technology-related fields offer the best preparation for the AD B.A.S. degree.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical area and substantial applied content. A B.A.S. degree incorporates the credits from a previous associate’s degree, plus two more years of focused, applied, hands-on learning. We build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in web and mobile application development, cloud computing, and data science.

The AD B.A.S. degree program requires the completion of either a mentor-based internship or an individual or group capstone project. This requirement is distinct from the additional practicum courses, where students work in groups to create moderate-scale web, mobile and cloud computing applications, sometimes with outside organizations.

The Application Development degree focuses on four major concepts: web application development, cloud computing, mobile application development, and data science. This particular AD B.A.S. degree allows students to learn the knowledge and then apply it during the following quarter through a practicum. This particular degree will give students the skills necessary to apply for entry-level software developing positions.

Yes. B.A.S. graduates from other Washington state B.A.S. programs have attended and graduated from master’s degree programs across the state. North Seattle College has purposefully worked with four-year universities to review the B.A.S. curriculum in order to give B.A.S. graduates master’s degree opportunities.

You may be eligible to bypass the associate degree requirement and start the AD B.A.S. program. You will still be required to complete the program course prerequisites before beginning. Please contact Program Manager Michelle Melero for more information.

Non-matriculated students can take AD courses upon faculty and program manager approval. Contact program manager if interested. Please note that AD courses are non-transferable courses and follow the upper division tuition chart.

Please contact Program Manager, Michelle Melero, via phone: (206) 934-7025 or email: