The bachelor of applied studies program is designed to enable professional advancement and provide personal satisfaction to individuals seeking more advanced levels of leadership. A minimum of 36 credit hours at the 300/400 level from BVU combined with the previously completed program is required. Students electing to complete this degree must satisfy all other requirements for graduation, including intellectual foundations and intellectual explorations. The program is a general undergraduate degree without a traditional academic major. Instead, students are able to structure programs that meet their individual objectives.
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For students who have received an associate of science, associate of applied science, associate of applied arts, or a comparable degree from a foreign institution with whom Buena Vista University has entered into agreement, the bachelor of applied studies degree offers students an opportunity to earn a degree at the baccalaureate level. For the B.A.S. degree, a minimum of 36 credit hours at the 300/400 level from BVU combined with the previously completed program is required. Students electing to complete this degree must satisfy all other requirements for graduation, including intellectual foundations and intellectual explorations. These courses may count toward the required 300/400 level courses necessary for the degree. Storm Lake students must also complete the requirement for the Academic and Cultural Event Series. A 2.000 GPA from Buena Vista is required for all students. A “major” is neither completed nor listed on their transcript, only the bachelor of applied studies degree. Therefore, the requirement for hours outside the major/school is eliminated. Students completing a B.A.S. degree must satisfy each of the six BVU objectives via a course taken at BVU or equivalent transfer course.
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