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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

$336.46 per semester credit hour for Texas students!

Have you completed your Associate’s degree and you’re looking to take the next step? Your bachelor’s degree can open the door to a promotion or the job you’ve always wanted.

The online BAAS degree through UTEP Connect is designed for students with previous credit from an AAS degree who want to advance in their careers as quickly as possible. Graduates of this program will benefit from:

  • A fully accredited, 100% online program for maximum flexibility and convenience.
  • Expert faculty drawn from several departments on campus including Communication and Global Security, among others.
  • A strong foundation of writing and communication skills which are widely applicable across industries.
  • Access to the UTEP Career Services Center with resources to help you pursue the career you want.


Why online?

UTEP Connect’s online programs are tailor-made for working professionals. Earn your degree without sacrificing work or family commitments. Access your classes and coursework from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, wherever you are!

Will I get the same education as I would on campus?

Yes! The same experts who teach on campus teach this course online and the material covered is the same as well. The degree you earn is still a UTEP degree—the only thing missing is the commute!

How do I apply?

Fill out the form at the top of this page, and one of our enrollment counselors will contact you and help you through the online enrollment process. Have questions? They’ll be able to answer them for you!

What kind of services and support can I expect online?

UTEP Connect was created to ensure that our online students get the same attention they’d get on campus. Advisors, teachers and career planning staff members are all available to our online students—if you need us, we’ll be there for you!

Can I use previous credits?

Yes! During the enrollment process, you can submit transcripts from previous degree programs from other accredited colleges. We will review them and see if we can apply them toward your degree program credit hours. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences requires an AAS and you will be able to apply 33 credit hours from the AAS towards your bachelor’s degree.

Ready to enroll? Contact us today and an enrollment counselor will help you get started!