The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is designed especially for the learner who has completed courses or an associate degree. CalSouthern’s BAS is designed to accept Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (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 shortened by accelerating completion of courses 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 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 focus their studies in a variety of concentrations 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 to 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 faculty mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My learner support specialist was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, School of Business & Management

Ready to get back to your dreams? We can help!

Contact us to learn more about our online BAS degree program.

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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 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional 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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