Department of Applied Studies

Contact Information

David Gotcher, Chair
ACU Box 28082
Abilene, Texas 79699-8082
1626 Campus Court

 

Phone: 325-674-2505
Fax: 325-674-6903
Email: gotcherd@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/bas

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Bachelor of Applied Studies program include those with the following designation: APST.

 

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Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS)



 

Introduction

The Department of Applied Studies offers the Bachelor of Applied Studies to encourage adults to obtain a bachelor’s degree. A student may begin a degree program at the entry level or a student may be able to combine previous college experience with knowledge obtained outside the classroom to form a foundation for degree completion. Special efforts are made to incorporate adult learners into the university environment.

Special off-campus offerings, Study Abroad activities or intercollegiate courses will be subject to additional costs and require an advisor’s approval.

During the first semester of course work, each student is enrolled in APST 101 Adult Learning Theory, a course that acquaints students with ACU’s academic environment and establishes rapport among the entering cohort group. To remain in the BAS program, a student may not withdraw from this course without approval from the department. Choosing to withdraw without approval constitutes withdrawal from the program.

Admission Requirements

          1. Minimum age of 25.

          2. Minimum of two years work or volunteer experience.

          3. Interview with the BAS advisor.

          4. Bachelor of Applied Studies Application and non-refundable application fee.

          5. Satisfactory official transcripts of all previous college work. A high school transcript is
              required if fewer than 30 college semester hours have been earned.

          6. A two-page, typed statement of purpose.

          7. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members
              (one personal, one academic or job-related).

          8. Without an associate degree or with fewer than 64 acceptable college semester hours,
              appropriate test scores (e.g., SAT, ACT, COMPASS, WAIS, TONI).

Note: Admission requirements apply to all BAS students, including those at distance sites.

Bible Hours Required of BAS Transfer Students (University Core)

ACU Hours Required on Degree

Bible Hours Required*

32 – 44

3 (text)

45 – 74

6 (at least 3 hours text)

75 – 104

9 (at least 6 hours text)

105 or more

12 (at least 6 hours text)

*closest multiple of three



Note: Text courses may be any undergraduate BIBL course except BIBL 300, 400, or 420. Acceptable non-text courses in the current catalog are: BIBD 332, 368, 379, 380, 486; BIBH 383; BIBM 312, 390, 401, 405, 434, 435, 436, 437, 442.

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BACHELOR OF APPLIED STUDIES (BAS)

BAS: APPLIED STUDIES DEGREE PLAN (AS)

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SPECIAL UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible
     10 percent of hours at ACU (minimum: 3, maximum: 12) .......................................12
Communication .....................................................................................................3
English
     Writing/Literature (minimum 3 hours each area) ....................................................9
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Courses in at least two fields: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography,
          history, philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology .......

 

9

Science/Mathematics/Health

     Science: 6 hours (CS may fulfill 3 hours) ..............................................................

     Mathematics: 3 hours (MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except
          MATH 147); MATH 148 for Elementary Education emphasis) ...............................

     EXSC, First Aid/CPR, nutrition (3 hours maximum) .................................................

6

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................

48

BAS DEGREE CORE
Requirements

     APST 101 Adult Learning Theory ...........................................................................

     APST 324 Portfolio Preparation (optional) ..............................................................

     SOCI 460 or BIBD 486 Ethics ...............................................................................

3

0-3

3

TOTAL BAS CORE ...................................................................................................6-9
EMPHASIS AND SUPPORT (TOTAL 54 HOURS)
Area of Emphasis (30-36 hours)
     Bible and Related Studies
     Communication
     Communication Disorders
     Education (must be admitted to teacher education program)
     Gerontology
     Human and Professional Administration
     Industrial Psychology
     Liberal Arts
     Mathematics
     Nursing (RN to BAS)
     Physical Education
     Psychology
     Sociology
     Sociology/Criminal Justice
TOTAL (minimum of 18 advanced hours) ............................................................30-36
Area of Support (18-24 hours)
     Any area approved by advisor (minimum of 6 advanced hours)
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18-24
ELECTIVES
     Maximum ...........................................................................................................31
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Hours at ACU* ....................................................................................................

     Minimum GPA in area of emphasis ........................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours at ACU, emphasis area ..................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

≥32

2.25

2.00

33

9

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.
*25 percent of required courses, including the last 24 hours. (Portfolio hours and ACU
distance learning hours are considered in-residence hours; credit by exam hours
are not counted as “in-residence.”)



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