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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Specialization and Concentration Options

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What are common areas of specialization in an applied science degree?

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Specialization and Concentration Options

Before attaining an accredited Bachelor of Applied Science degree it's important to have a specialization or concentration in mind. Applied science is a versatile program that encompasses a variety of diverse programs. Here are a few of the more common areas of specialization to consider when pursuing your bachelor of applied science degree:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Individualized Program of Study
  • General Engineering
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geology
  • Engineering science and mechanics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Space engineering
Graduates of Bachelor of Applied Science programs typically receive one of the following designations:

  • BAS
  • B.ASc.
  • B.App.Sc
  • B.Appl.Sc
Try to decide upon an area of specialization as early as possible in your course of study so that you are able to schedule available pre-requisite courses and supporting classes. You will also want to spend time exploring various options to make sure you will enjoy the specialization. One of the primary benefits to a bachelors degree in applied science is the ability to tailor a program around your primary areas of interest. It's imperative to understand that you must have faculty members capable and willing to supervise your program of study so plan to work closely with the academic advisor of the department where you will earning the majority of your credit hours.

Schedule a time to speak to an academic advisor in your department to determine whether a specific course of study will fit your needs. Particularly if you intend to further your education or pursue a graduate degree at a later date, be sure to review not only the undergraduate plan of study but also graduate courses for any colleges you may wish to attend.

   

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