Organizations need leaders at all levels who can effectively understand the environment and society in which they operate; analyze situations and solve problems; supervise and manage; interact and communicate appropriately within and outside the organization; anticipate change; and plan for the future. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) is designed for individuals with a minimum of two years work experience who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at a Wyoming Community College (or an equivalent degree at another accredited institution) and who need or desire the additional breadth in skills, knowledge, and professional expertise to enhance their capabilities in their own careers and in the organizations in which they work. Students with Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees who have the relevant work experience may also apply.
The fundamental philosophy of the BAS degree is that the student must complete the general education requirements expected of all UW bachelor’s degrees and must engage in upper-division coursework sufficient to provide focus and depth of learning. Following this philosophy, the BAS has four basic components. These components are university studies, career specialty, professional concentration, and electives. The fundamental elements of the baccalaureate degree are provided by the general education core (University Studies Program) and the upper division professional concentration.