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

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this B.A.S. degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Undergraduate Core

Advncd Oral/Written

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(3SH)
COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

English Composition

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EN 203 (3SH)

Global Issues

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Global Issues (6SH)

HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

Literature/Hum

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Literature/Humanities (3SH)

Mathematics

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MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

Natural Science

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Natural Science (3SH)

Oral Communication

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COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

Philosophy

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All PL courses (6SH)

Religious Studies

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all RC and RS courses (6SH)

Social Science

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Social Science (6SH)

Applied Science Major Foundational

Foundational Courses

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18 - 36 semester hours from a major area of study earned
from a completed Associate of Applied Science degree.

Applied Science Upper Division Major

BA 411/COM 408

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(3SH)
Conflict Management

BA/COM 407

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(3SH)
Leadership Principles

BA479/CIS480/COM406

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(3SH)
BA 479/CIS 480 - Managing Technology for Business Strategies
or
COM 406 - Communication in a Technological Environment

COM 400 - Intercultural Communication

Using readings, film, field experience and/or dialogue, the course investigates cultural identity, meaning, patterns, relationships and conflicts that arise as contact increases between people of different cultures in our global society.

Cross listing(s): PJ 406.

Senior Capstone

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(3SH)
BAS 494- Comprehensive Capstone
(Interdisciplinary Studies students take BAS 494)
OR
COM 494/CR 494- Senior Capstone
(You must take COM/CR 483 prior to taking this course)
OR
BA 493B- Senior Capstone

Specialization

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Take 15 semester hours in your Specialization:
Community Interpreting:
Com 427- Communication Ethics
And
Take 12 semester hours from:
BA 473/COM 470, COM 442, COM 418, PY 444/SO 481, PY 454

Homeland Security:
Take CR 445, CR 446, CR 448, CR 449, COM 418

Management:
Take BA 452, BA 454, BA 473/COM 470, BA 493A, BA 495E

Interdisiplinary Studies:
~~3 credits in Leadership Skills from courses
COM/BA 407, COM/BA 410, CIV 440
~~3 credits in Ethics/Cultural Awareness from courses
BA 495E, BA 495F, PY 440
~~3 credits in Decision Making from courses
BA 473 or COM 470
~~3 credits in Emotional Intelligence from courses
COM 408, COM 400, PY 414

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

BA 407 Leadership Principles (3.00)

Examines evolution of leadership from a theoretical perspective with a focus on contemporary leadership. Topics include: management versus leadership, gender differences, power and social influence, ethics and values, culture and the key communication competencies of leadership. Requires students to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills and develop a personal model of leadership.

Cross listing(s): COM 407.

BA 411 Conflict Management (3.00)

Prepares students to identify, avoid, or manage common types of conflicts within organizations. Presents communication styles and strategies for working through conflict.

Cross listing(s): COM 408.

BA 479 Managing Tech for Business Strategies (3.00)

Provides executive perspective on management information systems, systems analysis and database management. Develops an understanding of strategic issues underlying information systems, technical issues in developing systems, strategic issues related to critical business success factors. Includes information's role in competition, industry leadership, and business planning. Covers alternative development methods and addresses issues of databases, projected management, and functional management. NOTE: Not for CIS majors.

Cross listing(s): CS 480 MCMT 480 CIS 480 BA 479.

BA 493B Senior Capstone (3.00 - 6.00)

Provides culminating experience of the major, focusing on integrating theory with application and implementation of research to a complex business problem, need, or opportunity.

Pre-requisite: BA*493A

BAS 494 Senior Capstone (3.00)

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

Cross listing(s): PY 494 COM 494 SO 494.

BUS 493 Capstone: Applied Project (3.00)

Culminating experience for the major, requiring students to utilize integrated program concepts and theories to investigate and address a complex business problem, need or opportunity. Note: Majors only. Senior class standing required.

Pre-requisite: BA*493A

COM 400 Intercultural Communication (3.00)

Using readings, film, field experience and/or dialogue, the course investigates cultural identity, meaning, patterns, relationships and conflicts that arise as contact increases between people of different cultures in our global society.

Cross listing(s): PJ 406.

COM 406 Communication in a Technological Env. (3.00)

Explores the impact of the computer culture on human communication. Identifies how the computer culture has changed communication, norms, expectations and language. Practices key competencies associated with communication interaction, including interpersonal, organizational and conflict communication.

Pre-requisite: COM*210

COM 483 Research Methods (3.00)

Introduces scientific research methodology. Includes qualitative and quantitative research methods. Focuses on interpreting research studies in a critical manner and the skills necessary to begin original research.

Cross listing(s): PY 483 SO 483.

COM 494 Senior Capstone (3.00)

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

Cross listing(s): SO 494 PY 494 BAS 494.

How to Apply

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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
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: Bachelor of Applied Science

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,100 - $55,730 30 - 128 $435 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour

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