Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Applied Studies degree (B.A.S.) is a specially designed program for associate-degree holders in applied, technical, or career-oriented fields who wish to complete a four-year degree, but whose needs do not mandate a regular baccalaureate degree program.

Each student enrolling in the B.A.S. program must have their Associate’s Degree approved prior to admission. Many associate degree programs have already been evaluated by the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree committee. Programs that have not already been evaluated will be considered by the B.A.S. committee upon application to the program. For more information, please contact the SVSU Office of Admissions at (989)964-4200 or 1-800-968-9500.

Sample list of Associate Degrees which may qualify

  • Accounting
  • Architectural
  • Aviation Flight Technology
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Child Development
  • Computer Marketing
  • Computer Numerical Control Technology
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Electronic Media/BRT
  • Electronic Media/Graphic Design
  • Environmental Technology
  • Fire Science
  • Health Fitness Education & Promotion
  • Industrial Technology Education
  • Interior Design
  • Legal Support Professional
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Medical Office Professions/Medical Secretary
  • Office Professions/Administrative Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Residential Construction
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical First Assistant
  • Water Environment Technology
  • Welding Engineering Technology


Bachelor of Applied Studies -- curriculum