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Applied Science

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

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What is the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree?

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and who would benefit from a bachelor’s degree for career or personal advancement. The B.A.S. gives students the unique opportunity to apply sixty of their technical A.A.S. credits to an Indiana University bachelor’s degree. Since the credits accumulated in these types of programs do not readily transfer to traditional baccalaureate programs, the B.A.S. degree was designed to provide students with an opportunity to advance their professional skills. The B.A.S. is a very flexible degree. Every student could design his or her own program of study. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select a set of classes that best fits his or her individual needs. Not only can students build a unique curriculum that aligns with his or her educational and career goals, but students can complete the degree while taking only classes on campus, taking only classes offered online, or any combination of the above.

Why a B.A.S. Degree from Indiana University Kokomo?

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree combines a well-rounded, rigorous core curriculum with an individualized track that complements the students’ technical education and professional expertise. Students will work closely with their advisors to develop a strong, focused academic degree plan.

This degree fulfills one of the requirements students need to the apply for the Health Facilities Administrators License

Program Description

Degree Requirements

What Courses Are Required for the B.A.S. Degree? 

  • The curriculum consists of 120 credit hours. Of the 120 credit hours, 60 of those are transferred in from an accredited community college.
  • 18 credits from required competencies
  • At least 12 credits from either a Health Care Management or an Individual track
  • 30 credit hours of additional electives
  • All classes are available both online and in person. Further, students may complete online courses from other Indiana University campuses as part of the program.

The Bachelor of Applied Science is a degree-completion program, and all incoming students should have an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college. This degree is not available for traditional freshmen. Please contact IU Kokomo Admissions at 765-455-9217 or toll free (888) 875-4IUK (4485).
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If you have any questions about the requirements or admission to the B.A.S. program, or wish to create a complete curricular mapping please contact the B.A.S. advisor at (765) 455-9405 or email for more information and for a complete curricular mapping of each concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1:  Compare and contrast the U.S. healthcare system, including reimbursement, with other systems around the world. 

Learning Outcome 2:  Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the U.S. 

Learning Outcome 3:  Evaluate access to and cost of U.S. health care, including reimbursement practices, for different types of care. 

Learning Outcome 4:  Effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a healthcare setting. 

Capstone Outcome:  Integrate knowledge and skills and apply to health management issues or challenges.  

Last updated: 08/14/2017