Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degrees focus on providing hands-on experiences and incorporating job-related skills into the classroom, whereas B.A. or B.S. degrees may have a more theoretical focus.
Traditionally, students who have taken career training degrees were going into the workplace, not expecting to transfer to another college or university. If those students later decide they want to pursue a bachelor’s degree, many find that few of the credits from their degree count toward the requirements of the traditional bachelor’s degree.
By contrast, B.A.S. degrees build on that practical career training degree and provide a path to the baccalaureate level without requiring the student to earn another associate degree. Please see our FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the degree. You will also find answers to questions about the Accounting industry here.