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Applied Studies - B.A.S.

COLLEGE: Regional College
DEPARTMENT: Division of Applied Business


DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Applied Studies is an adult completion degree offered through the Regional Campuses. It is designed to accommodate varied educational backgrounds, develop competencies needed for success in a variety of work settings, and offer major courses in schedules attractive to time- and place-bound adults. Self-management of one's career in the 21st century is a major goal of this degree.

This degree provides a blended, breadth of learning experience that is trans-disciplinary, and is quite different from the traditional degree which provides depth within a single discipline. Students who desire a major with depth in a specific discipline should consider a traditional degree.

The Bachelor of Applied Studies requires a prescribed core of skills/knowledge-based courses which bridge multiple disciplines in multiple colleges. The skills/knowledge provided by this degree are civic engagement, computer literacy, critical thinking, diversity/internationalization, ethics, information literacy, leadership, oral and written communication, self-managment, and statistical and algebraic thinking. Students construct a meaningful plan for using the curriculum in Applied studies to explore and prepare for their preferred futures by completing a cornerstone course and developing an electronic portfolio. This enables students to collect artifacts of their learning which can be used to advance their careers. A capstone course features a synthesizing of learning focused on the ten foundational competencies and finalization of the electronic portfolio for job search and career development purposes.

This program is available at all seven Regional Campuses: Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas.
Minimum 121 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative and major GPA.
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
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