Earning Your Applied Science Degree at Regis

Regis University’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) enhances professional development for community college transfer students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, while honing their leadership skills to succeed in an array of career fields from counseling and social services, corporate or nonprofit management, to government, criminal justice and security.

Note: Some course work may need to be completed through directed study.

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Bachelor of Applied Science

Applied Science Degree Overview

Our on-campus Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) provides the management, leadership, critical thinking, writing and communication skills necessary to broaden career horizons. A degree in applied science provides broad cognitive skills and perspectives associated with baccalaureate education that are relevant in any work environment.

Regis University’s Bachelor of Applied Science curriculum covers a broad range of disciplines, including the following areas of specialization:

  • Community Interpreting
  • Homeland Security
  • Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Whether your goal is to enhance your professional skills or change careers, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Regis University’s College for Professional Studies equips you to play a significant role in the strategic success of today’s business world. It’s designed for community college students to seamlessly transfer credits from their Associate of Applied Science major into the Regis program.

The Bachelor of Applied Science program lays the foundation for you to continue your adult student education in our School of Management MBA program or through other graduate degrees from our School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

A Faster Path to Success Through a Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree
Students entering into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program with Management specialization have the opportunity to earn a combined bachelor's and Master of Science in Organization Leadership degree. Learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

Total Applied Science Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

  • Combined Bachelor's and M.S. in Organization Leadership degree: 155 credit hours
  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational course requirements: 18-36 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 30 credit hours
  • Specialization requirements: 15 credit hours selected from chosen specialization
  • Minor (optional) requirements: 0-12 credit hours
  • General elective requirements: 5-23 credit hours (if minor is completed); 17-35 credit hours (if minor is not completed)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (18-36 credit hours)

Credits from the major area of study earned toward a completed Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college will be counted in the Regis University Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) foundational area. Examples of A.A.S. degrees that qualify for transfer into the B.A.S. degree include:

• Addiction Studies
• Criminal Justice
• Emergency Management Planning
• Fire Science
• Hotel, Restaurant and Casino Management
• Interpreter Preparation Program (Deaf Studies)
• Law Enforcement
• Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities
• Paralegal Studies
• Public Security Management

NOTE: Earned A.A.S. degrees with majors in applied occupational technical areas do not qualify for transfer into the B.A.S. degree at Regis University.

Upper Division Major Requirements (15 credit hours)

BA 407/COM 407 Leadership Principles
BA 411/COM 408 Conflict Management
BA 479/CIS 480  Managing Technology for Business Strategies or COM 406 Communication in a Technological Environment 
COM 400  Intercultural Communication* 
Select 1 Capstone Course (3 credit hours) from the following: 
BAS 494  Comprehensive Capstone 
COM 494  Senior Capstone* 
CR 494  Senior Capstone* 
*COM/CR students must take the equivalent of COM/CR 483 Research Methods prior to taking the senior capstone course. 

Complete a Specialization (15 credit hours)

  • Community Interpreting
  • Homeland Security
  • Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Community Interpreting Courses
COM 427  Communication Ethics 
Select 4 classes (12 credit hours) from the following: 
BA 473/COM 470  Decision Making and Problem Solving 
COM 418  Organizational Communication 
COM 442  Leading Change and Innovation 
PY 444/SO 481 The Family 
PY 454  Cognitive Psychology 
Homeland Security Courses
CR 445 Homeland Security 
CR 446  Perspectives on Terrorism 
CR 448  Homeland Security: Legal and Ethical Issues 
CR 449  Vulnerability and Security 
COM 418  Organizational Communication 
Management Courses
BA 452  Management of Human Resources 
BA 454  Organizational Behavior 
BA 473/COM 470  Decision Making and Problem Solving 
BA 493A  Business Research 
BA 495E  Ethical Decision Making in Business 
Interdisciplinary Studies Courses 
Contact an admissions counselor for details: 800.944.7667 or info@regis.edu.

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (5- 35 credit hours)

If a minor is completed: 5- 23 credit hours
If a minor is not completed: 17-35 credit hours 
This may vary depending upon how many credit hours are completed in the Foundational Courses. 
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Applicants:

BAS applicants must complete their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prior to applying for admission to Regis and must provide the official transcripts of all AAS degree work prior to admission.

Associate of General Studies (AGS) students from the Community College of Aurora/Colorado Film School may submit AGS transcripts.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Fall 5W3 - 2014 November 3, 2014
Spring 8W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
Spring 5W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
Spring 5W2 - 2015 February 9, 2015
Spring 8W2 - 2015 March 2, 2015
Spring 5W3 - 2015 March 16, 2015
Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W2 - 2015 June 8, 2015
Summer 8W2 - 2015 June 29, 2015
Summer 5W3 - 2015 July 13, 2015

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.