A single word that best describes the B.A.A.S. degree program is flexibility — flexibility in what, where and how you study. This multidisciplinary degree plan is designed around your interests and career goals. Whether your interests are business, criminal justice, alternative dispute resolution, sociology, psychology, non-profit management, or a host of others, we have course offerings to meet your needs. Take charge — your way! Get started today!
The B.A.A.S. degree program gives you flexibility in how you choose to study. Depending on the course, you can take classes online, face-to-face, or in a blended format. In blended courses, part of the class meets face-to-face, while the remainder is covered online. The amount of coursework offered online in blended classes varies by course.
Three basic issues you should consider when deciding how you want to take your classes are your need for flexibility, learning style and career objectives.
Classes which are blended or online make it easier to complete your degree while balancing your work and personal life. They provide you with increased schedule flexibility and reduce the time and expense associated with commuting to campus. However, you should plan to spend at least 3-6 hours per week on each online course. That includes the time you would normally spend in class plus any preparation, reading, or time needed to complete assignments. The amount of time you will need to spend outside class on blended courses varies. For example, if the class is offered half online and half face-to-face, you should plan to spend 1.5-3 hours per week outside of class for each blended course.
B.A.A.S. students with UNT have the option of taking classes at two separate Collin County Region locations -- UNT at Frisco and the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney. Each location gives those working or living in the area or community college students in workforce programs at Collin College or other nearby institutions the flexibility of completing a bachelor’s degree closer to home. Each location offers the following:
- Free parking
- Admission Counseling and Academic Advising
- Study areas and computer labs
- On-site UNT office and full-time staff
If you are currently attending Collin College or another institution, you must apply to UNT and be accepted in order to take courses at either location. To learn more, visit How To Apply. If you are already a UNT student, you can register for classes at either location the same way you would for your other classes. Below you can find information specific to each location.
UNT at Frisco
The B.A.A.S degree is one of several offered at this location. Courses are offered in the daytime and evening. Students are able to get in-person career counseling at this location.
Courses in the following disciplines are available as concentration options:
Visit UNT at Frisco for additional information.
Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC)
Located in McKinney, Texas. The B.A.A.S degree is one of two UNT undergraduate degrees offered at this location. Courses are offered primarily in the evening and UNT staff are available Monday through Friday. Courses in the following disciplines are available as concentration options:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Marketing & Logistics
- Computer Information Technology
Visit Collin Higher Education Center for additional information.
BAAS 4980 - Managing a 21st Century Career
In this capstone experience, students will integrate knowledge gained through their core courses, technical backgrounds, and advanced focus areas as they develop a plan for engaging as professionals and citizens in a rapidly changing world. Skills in teamwork, social awareness, personal awareness, and critical thinking will be further honed as students make connections between knowledge areas and learn to match their skills to careers, now and in the future. They will work with challenging social and business issues, applying decision-making strategies as they develop effective recommendations for action. Students will explore personal branding as they develop their professional identity. Serves as the capstone course for the B.A.A.S. degree.
Prerequisite(s): BAAS 3000; BAAS 3020; Senior standing×