2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Students completing this major will need to complete a minor in another field.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies will consist of a minimum of 120 Semester units, based on the assumption that the majority of applicants will have completed a 60 unit Associate of Science (or equivalent) degree. The major will consist of 33 semester units in liberal arts and applied component (B.,C., and D. below). All courses require a "C" or better grade to complete the major. The structure of the program is:

  1. Associate of Science degree from an accredited community college, or the equivalent.
  2. Upper Division Liberal Arts component (9 units)
  3. Transition to Applied Studies (3 units)
  4. Applied component (18 units)
  5. Seminar in Occupational Leadership (3 units)
  6. After completing the requirements for a minor, to reach a total of 120 units, additional elective units to be taken of which at least 3 units are upper division.

Each element of the program's structure is discussed briefly below.

A.  Associate of Science or Equivalent Degree

Most potential students will come with a technical associate of science degree or the equivalent completed. Those who do not will be advised to return to a community college to complete such a program or the equivalent. They will be advised to pursue as much of the lower division general education breadth requirements as possible.

Up to 18 units of lower division technical course work may be integrated as a part of the degree program. Depending on their lower division majors and the requirements for associates' degrees from different community colleges, some students may also be required to pursue additional lower division course work beyond 60 units. Thus, an applicant will need to have completed a minimum of 38 units of regularly transferable course work at the lower division level.

B.  Liberal Arts Component (9 units)

Select three courses from the following:

ANT 335Comparative Cultures


ENG 352 Writing and Speaking Skills for Management


HIS 301Individual, Family, and Community in Historic Perspective


HIS 348Labor In American Society


THE 320Speech Skills and Techniques


C. Transition to Applied Studies (3 units):

APS 300Ethos of the Liberal Arts and the Role of Work


D. Applied Component (18 units):

Choose six of the following courses.

LBR 411Contracts and Negotiations


LBR 412Labor Law


MGT 310Management Theory


MGT 312Organizational Behavior


MKT 350Principles Of Marketing


PUB 302Administration of Financial Resources


PUB 303 Public Personnel Administration


PSY 372Industrial and Organizational Psychology


SOC 315Sociology Of Work


E.  Capstone Seminar (3 units):

APS 490Seminar in Occupational Leadership


F.  Electives

After completing the requirements for a minor, to reach a total of 120 units, additional elective units to be taken of which at least 3 units are upper division.

*In case of course unavailability or time conflicts, consult the advisor for substitution approval.

CR/NC grading. Repeatable course.