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Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Beaumont, TX, United States| Online
Since the beginning of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program at Lamar University in the fall of 1987, the degree track has been designed to encourage adults to take part in postsecondary education by providing them with innovative approaches for meeting their educational needs. 
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The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program at Lamar University requires of its majors to earn a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic credit comprised of the core curriculum (42), general electives (33 hours), and advanced 3-4000 level coursework (45).

So what is unique about the program?

  • 1st: it understands that adult leaners are most often non-traditional students who are juggling multiple life roles and are looking to match their academic interests with their personal and professional goals.
  • 2nd: it allows for students to partner with academic advisors and faculty members in order to create individualized degree-completion plans of study that will include coursework from the entire spectrum of choices available through the university.
  • 3rd: it offers flexible schedule building so that students may take classes part-time or full-time, on campus or off campus, on weekends or evenings, or fully online from virtually anywhere in the world.
  • 4th: it provides pre-admission advising and offers prompt and accurate information by way of email or phone.
  • 5th: it encourages incoming students to bring their work and life experiences into the classroom and earn as many as 24 semester hours for prior technical or experiential learning credit.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • Opportunity, flexibility, support, integrity, career advancement, personal achievement: these are a few of the reasons why more than 2,300 success stories are shared among our BAAS graduates.
  • You will also find the BAAS program at Grad Texas where the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has chosen to feature Lamar as one of seven state-wide universities specifically dedicated to helping adults return to college and finish their degrees.

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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 Application. All international applicants should submit online applications through the Apply Texas system.
  • Submit Official Evaluation of Transcripts. International Undergraduate applicants must have an official report of course-by-course evaluated transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary work sent to Lamar University directly by the evaluating agency.
  • Submit Admission Test Scores. International Freshman and International Transfer applicants should have SAT and/or ACT scores issued to Lamar University directly by the testing agency.
  • Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11367 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11367 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5232 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beaumont

  • 882 - 1640 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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