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Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Huntsville, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Program at Sam Houston State University is intended for students who have majored in a career and technology/vocational/technical program at a community college, university, junior college, or an accredited technical school and further decide to seek a baccalaureate degree.
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The Applied Arts and Sciences program at Sam Houston State University allows students to develop a program of study specific to their career and educational goals.

Learning outcomes

An internship or work-based mentorship is intended to provide experience-based learning opportunities for students in their respective discipline of study. Internships and mentorships are an option for all BAAS students and require departmental approval. BAAS students can receive three hours of credit per semester for up to nine hours total. An internship or mentorship is required for BAAS students who did not complete a field experience to earn their AAS degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Summer application deadline for international students - 01 February
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Sixty-six semester hours (plus four semester hours of activity physical education) may be transferred from another educational institution. This should include thirty-six hours in-block coursework in an organized technical program.
  • The specialty title of the Associates of Applied Sciences degree must be posted to the transcript for approval for entry into the BAAS program.
  • Students MUST be advised by the program coordinator to have transcripts reviewed and a declaration of major/minor submitted before full acceptance into the BAAS program is finalized.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit the Application (International) and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75 in U.S. currency via MasterCard, American Express, VISA, Discover Card, money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college coursework.
  • Submit the official credentials evaluation.
  • If transcripts are from a school outside of the U.S. the document must be translated and evaluated by a NACES accredited service or SDR Educational Consultants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9332 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9332 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4268 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Huntsville

  • 964 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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