Applied Arts & Sciences, B.A.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences are to:
- provide a bachelor’s degree-completion option for students who have finished an occupational/technical program in an area in which many of the courses are not usually transferable to a four-year institution of higher education;
- enable such students to acquire the intellectual skills, communication skills, academic training and aesthetic experiences and enrichment gained from a liberal arts-based education; and
- empower such students with the flexibility to choose areas of upper-level study that will give them the ability to advance in their chosen profession; the coursework needed for entrance into graduate programs; or the skills needed to change careers.
Admission to this major is restricted to students who have completed an organized, coherent occupational or technical program of 30 to 48 credits normally taken at a community college. Typically, this work constitutes the major requirements for the associate’s degree in applied science at the community college. Courses that are not transferred as part of the occupational/technical module or as part of the general education requirements may be counted as general electives in accordance with course-equivalency determinations made by Georgian Court. Students should note that the only major in this degree program is applied arts and sciences, regardless of which disciplines are chosen as part of the interdisciplinary module.
Upon completion of the Applied Arts and Sciences degree program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate acquisition of skills, knowledge or abilities needed to advance in their chosen profession, enter into graduate programs, or change careers.
To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
Interdisciplinary Module: 30 credits at the 300 or 400 level in two or three academic disciplines distributed as follows:
- Focus Area: 18 credits from one discipline.
- 12 additional credits from one or two other disciplines.
Focus Area may be selected from one of the following disciplines:
- business administration
- criminal justice
- digital communication
- exercise science, wellness, and sports
- graphic design
- integrative health
- religious studies
- social work
In many disciplines there are few evening offerings of 300- or 400-level courses. Prior to choosing disciplines for the interdisciplinary module requirement, students should consult with their advisor to ensure that sufficient offerings are likely to be available at times that suit the student’s needs.
The student may have to complete 100- or 200-level prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the 300- or 400-level courses.
At least 15 of the 300- or 400-level credits in the interdisciplinary module must be taken at Georgian Court University.
All B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences majors must complete the General Education program requirements listed in the catalog in addition to the requirements for the interdisciplinary module. A course cannot be used to satisfy both a General Education requirement and an interdisciplinary module requirement.