Online Bachelor of Applied Arts & Science

Earn your bachelor’s degree as quickly (and affordably) as possible by leveraging your associate degree from an applied arts and science program. Choose two concentrations and study 100% online.

Faster. Less Expensive. And Focused on Your Schedule and Needs.

Take the technical credit you’ve earned from a community college or an equivalent institution to complete your bachelor’s degree as quickly as possible. By earning your degree from UTEP, you’ll be able to study 100% online at a research institution with one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs.

The degree is designed for graduates of applied arts and science (AAS) programs who are seeking a bachelor’s degree for employment, licensing or promotion. In this program, you’ll take foundation courses that boost your writing and communication skills, and then select two 15-hour concentrations from a wide range of options.

It’s a powerful way to earn your bachelor’s degree quickly, affordably and flexibly.

Degree Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants to the online BAAS program must have completed an associate degree from an applied arts and science (AAS) program. A minimum of 33 semester credit hours may be awarded from an organized technical program completed at a community college.

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Designed for graduates of applied arts and science (AAS) programs
  • Take courses from several departments
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $420/credit hour (in-state students) or $540/credit hour (out-of-state students)

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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