Earning Your Applied Science Degree at Regis

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Our Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) provides the management, leadership, critical thinking, writing and communication skills necessary to broaden career horizons. Students complete the applied science degree on our campus in Denver, Colorado. 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 almost all other AAS specializations: 

  • 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 of Contemporary Liberal 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.

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: 120 credit hours

  • Combined Bachelor's and M.S. in Organization Leadership degree: 144 credit hours
  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational course requirements: 18-36 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 12 credit hours
  • Specialization requirements: 15 credit hours selected from chosen specialization
  • Capstone: 3 credit hours
  • Minor (optional) requirements: 12 credit hours
  • General elective requirements: 0-15 credit hours (if minor is completed); 9-27 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 Requirements (12 credit hours selected from the following areas)

Leadership Skills

(Three semester hours selected from the following)

BA 407/COM 407

Leadership Principles

3 SH

BA 410/COM 410

Strategic Leadership

3 SH

COM 442

Leadership Change and Innovation

3 SH


Leadership in Civil Society

3 SH

Ethics/ Cultural Awareness

(Three semester hours selected from the following)

BA 495E

Ethical Decision Making in Business

3 SH

PY 440

Professional Ethics in Psychology

3 SH

COM 427

Communication Ethics

3 SH

CR 425

Professional Ethics in Criminology

3 SH

Decision Making

BA 473/ COM 470

Decision Making and Problem Solving

3 SH

Emotional Intelligence

(Three semester hours selected from the following)

PY 414

Positive Psychology

3 SH

PY 463

Psychology of Intimate Relationships

3 SH

PY 480

Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves

3 SH

Select one of the following three areas of specialization

  • Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Homeland Security

Management (15 SH)

15 Upper Division (400-level) semester hour of Business Administration courses selected in consultation with an Academic Advisor

Interdisciplinary Studies (15 SH)

15 Upper Division (400-level) semester hour selected in consultation with an Academic Advisor

Homeland Security (15 SH)

CR 445

Homeland Security 

3 SH

CR 446 

Perspectives on Terrorism 

3 SH

CR 448 

Homeland Security: Legal & Ethical Issues 

3 SH

CR 449 

Vulnerability and Security 

3 SH

CR 460

Computer Forensics and Cybercrime

3 SH


CAP 494

Senior Capstone

Optional Minor

12 credit hours

General Electives (15-27 credit hours)

If a minor is completed: 15 credit hours

If a minor is not completed: 27 credit hours 

This may vary depending upon how many credit hours are completed in the foundational courses. 


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.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

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.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university


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.


  1. Complete the online undergraduate application
  2. 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 should be requested at time of application to Regis.
  3. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

For information on transferring previously earned college credits, please review our Transfer Student Information. You are encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts for a no-cost evaluation while you wait for your official transcripts to arrive at Regis.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. You are encouraged to apply at least four to six weeks in advance of your desired start date to ensure class availability. Applications received within two to three weeks prior to each start date will be considered if class availability exists. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.


Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule.