2018-2019 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 (49 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.

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 51 semester units in liberal arts and applied component. 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 (21 units)
  3. Applied Studies major courses (6 units)
  4. Organizational Studies component - Public Sector Management track or Strategic Communications track (24 units)

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

A.  Associate of Science or Equivalent Degree

Most potential students will come with an associate degree or the equivalent completed. 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. Applied Studies Required Core Courses (6 units):

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

3

APS 490Organizational Leadership Capstone: Career Development

3

C. Common Core Courses (21units)

Select seven courses from the following:

ANT 335Comparative Cultures

3

BUS 300Business Communications

3

COM 365Introduction to Public Relations

3

ENG 352 Writing and Speaking Skills for Management

3

HIS 301Individual, Family, and Community in Historic Perspective

3

HIS 348Labor In American Society

3

MGT 310Management Theory

3

MGT 416Leadership

3

POL 310Current Issues in American Government

3

POL 335International Politics

3

PSY 372Industrial and Organizational Psychology

3

THE 320Speech Skills and Techniques

3

D. Track (33 units):

1. Strategic Communications Track (33 units)

COM 250 is required in addition to ten courses from the list.


COM 250Newswriting For Media

3

BUS 300Business Communications

3

HRM 313Human Resources Management

3

HRM 316Labor & Industrial Relations

3

LBR 411Contracts and Negotiations

3

LBR 412Labor Law

3

MGT 312Organizational Behavior

3

MGT 430Strategic Communication

3

MKT 350Principles Of Marketing

3

PSY 372Industrial and Organizational Psychology

3

SOC 315Sociology Of Work

3

SOC 315Sociology Of Work

3

BUS 300 can be taken if not taken as a common core requirement.

Any upper division COM course (COM 365 can be taken if not taken as a common core requirement).

Any upper division Economics course.

Any upper division Law course.

Any upper division Public Administration course.

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

2. Public Sector Management Track (33 units)

PUB 300 and PUB 301 are required in addition to nine of the courses listed below:

APS 490Organizational Leadership Capstone: Career Development

3

Any upper division Communications course (if COM 365 is not taken for as a common core component, can be applied to track)

Any upper division Economics course

Any upper division Law course

Any upper division Public Administration course (not PUB 300 or PUB 301)

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