Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is designed especially for the learner who has completed courses or Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree. CalSouthern’s BAS is designed to accept AA and AS course credits and up to 90 semester credits in transfer, thereby leaving the last 30 credits to be completed at CalSouthern.

CalSouthern also recognizes the academic value of vocational and trade school coursework. Graduates from accredited vocational, technical, and business post-secondary schools can also benefit from having their previous coursework recognized for admission into the BAS program.

The Bachelor of Applied Science is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree program that offers learners unique areas of concentration tailored to their individual interests and goals. It allows for program customization, which makes advising an integral component of the BAS degree program. Learners will work closely with their Academic Advisors to develop a degree plan tailored to their academic and professional goals.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 120
  • Cost per credit: $425
  • Program length: 4 years (full-time status)
  • Max transfer credits: 90 credits

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Review and evaluate data from multiple sources to make effective decisions.

Communicate effectively as a writer, speaker, and listener.

Demonstrate ethical responsibility in personal and organizational decision-making.

Formulate and solve business problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.

Describe the impact of cultural diversity on society.

Integrate business and project management concepts and tools effectively.

Demonstrate effective leadership and its impact on organizational culture.

Career Outcomes

Communication Generalist

Computer Animation

Creative Fields:
Editing – Writing


Human Resources


Public Health and the Medical Field

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Courses 36
Required Core Courses 24
BAS Concentration Courses 15
Elective Courses 45

Courses + Credits

Below, please find the online courses that comprise CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program. The required core courses provide a well-rounded business curriculum. In addition, learners can choose elective courses to concentrate their studies in a variety of subject areas such as accounting, entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, leadership, management, marketing, and technology management.

Required Core Courses

  • UNI 1000   University Success Online — 3-credits
  • BUS 3300   Introduction to Business — 3-credits
  • BUS 3414   Business Communications — 3-credits
  • ENT 4100   Entrepreneurship — 3-credits
  • LDR 4100   Foundations of Leadership — 3-credits
  • LDR 1460   Project Management Fundamentals and Leadership — 3-credits
  • MKT 4400 Essentials of Marketing — 3-credits
  • CAP 3404  BAS Capstone — 3-credits

Elective and Concentration Courses

Elective courses can be chosen from any undergraduate program. Concentration in a specific subject area requires 15-credits of elective courses in that specific area of study.

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The Cal Southern MBA coursework is very challenging, the topics are relevant and applicable, and the online learning process is conducive to understanding the material and applying it without artificial constraints and stress.

Christian Hessler

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Accreditation & Approvals

California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Institutional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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