Applied Science


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Department Head: Dr. Micki Voelkel, Interim
Advising Coordinator Email: Danielle Jolie
Phone: 479-788-7784

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and wish to continue their education. The BAS program provides students with a path to a four-year degree that utilizes the technical career courses from their two-year degree. This degree program makes possible avenues for professional development, personal growth and career advancement. The curriculum emphasizes the application of industrial management principles and strategy, teamwork, diversity, problem-solving and critical thinking for decision-making. Graduates from the Bachelor of Applied Science program have the knowledge and tools to launch new business ideas and succeed in management positions.

What can you do with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree?

Students that graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree are prepared for advancement in their current position, advancement to supervisory positions within industry, or graduate school.

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major in the Bachelor of Applied Science?

  • You hold an AAS degree and seek advancement in your current workplace.
  • You hold an AAS degree and wish to obtain an advanced level (Master’s, law, etc.) degree.
  • You wish to move into management.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities  

Graduates are employed with:

  • V&S Schuler Tubular Products
  • St Joseph’s Hospital
  • Saint-Jean Industries
  • Fort Smith City Hall
  • Simmons Food
  • Conway Freight
  • NuCor Steel


The College of Applied Science and Technology has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions nationwide.