The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree at the University of Montana is designed for individuals who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and want to pursue additional education to strengthen their planned or previous training and improve career advancement opportunities. As such, students pursuing the B.A.S. build a tailored degree plan that suits their specific academic and professional goals.
Up to 50 technical credits earned as part of an A.A.S. degree may count towards the total credits required for the B.A.S.. A maximum of 20 technical credits, on the other hand, may be counted in the total number of credits required for the other baccalaureate degrees at UM (i.e. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees).
Any courses taken as part of the A.A.S. that can count towards UM General Education Requirements (e.g. certain writing, psychology, math, and communication courses) are not considered technical and, hence, are not included in this 50 technical credit maximum.