The time it takes to complete a B.A.A.S. degree depends on how many hours you need to satisfy the degree requirements, the number of hours you take each semester, and your academic performance. Typically, students take between 9 and 12 hours each semester and complete their degree within 1½ to 2 years. Some students take longer, while others finish faster. Remember, you can take courses at UNT and a community college at the same time.