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 Core Studies (45 credit hours)

Students must complete the required number of credits in the areas of Oral and Written Communication, English Composition, Humanities, Global Issues, Social and Natural Sciences, Math, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Foundational Courses (18-36 credit hours)
Credits earned as part of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in an approved area of study may be counted toward the Regis foundational course requirement.
Upper Division Requirements (12 credit hours)
Leadership Skills 
BA/COM 407 Leadership Principles
Ethics/Cultural Awareness (select one of the following)
BA 4950 Ethical Decision Making in Business
PY 440 Professional Ethics in Psychology
COM 427 Communication Ethics
CR 425 Professional Ethics in Criminology
Decision Making 
BA 473/COM 470  Decision Making and Problem Solving
Emotional Intelligence (select one of the following) 
PY 414  Positive Psychology
PY 463  Psychology of Intimate Relationships
PY 480  Forgiving Others, Forgetting Ourselves

Choose one area of specialization (21 credit hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies
21 upper division credit hours selected in consultation with an academic success coach 
15 upper division credit hours of Business Administration courses
6 additional credit hours selected in consultation with an academic success coach  
Homeland Security 
CR 445  Homeland Security
CR 446  Perspectives on Terrorism
CR 448  Homeland Security: Legal and Ethical Issues
CR 449  Vulnerability and Security
CR 460  Computer Forensics and Cybercrime

Capstone (3 credit hours)

CAP 495E  Capstone Comprehensives, Applied Science

Optional Minor (12 credit hours)

Students can select any approved minor through the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Anderson College of Business, College of Computer & Information Sciences or Regis College.

General Electives (0-27 credit hours)

Elective credits may vary depending upon completion of minor and number of foundational credit hours completed.


Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

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.