You may be surprised how close you are to your Bachelor’s Degree!

Applied Science at UMA

Minors that are under 18-credits and/or do not have a minimum of 6-credits of upper level courses will not meet the BAS degree requirements.

UMA’s Applied Science program is designed for graduates with their Associate’s Degree who want to obtain their Bachelor’s degree. Our Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is the next step to advance your current career, receive a promotion, improve and expand your business, or simply broaden your education.

UMA has established a partnership with the Maine Community College System (MCCS), so that most MCCS graduates are more than halfway to earning their Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.

In the BAS program, you will focus on a specific knowledge area by choosing an 18-credit minor with a minimum of 6 credits of upper (300-400) level courses.

Along with your program focus, you will also broaden your liberal arts background with courses in English, communications, social and natural science, humanities, fine arts and mathematics.

Nick BraggThere is a flexibility of classes that has made it easy for me to focus on certain interests and develop particular skills. This program has allowed me to pursue double minors while also earning a bachelor’s degree. I would highly recommend the Applied Science major.

– Nick Bragg, ’17

Our curriculum provides flexibility to pursue your goals.

Transfer Credits:

Students transfer their credits to UMA from an Associate of Applied Science, Applied Arts, or equivalent military credit and experience.

Select a Minor:

Students focus on a specific knowledge area by choosing an 18-credit minor with a minimum of 6 credits of upper (300-400) level courses.

NOTE: Minors that are under 18-credits and/or do not have a minimum of 6-credits of upper level courses will not meet the BAS degree requirements.

Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the student should have:

  • a well-rounded understanding of the major functional areas of their chosen minor
  • well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • strong analytic and critical thinking skills and the ability to:
  • utilize current technology
  • understand ethical decision models
  • conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis of problems
  • form opinions based on analysis
  • support conclusions with evidence