You May Be Closer Than You Think to a Bachelor’s Degree

For those with a completed associate’s degree, or for those with 41 prior college credits or more, the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) may be the next step to advance a current career, receive a promotion or simply to broaden one’s outlook on the world.  The BAS is recognized as an applied baccalaureate degree, typically containing advanced technical training, such as military training.  Many of the people who pursue this degree are already experienced professional adults who are looking for upward professional mobility in the career fields.

The University of Maine at Augusta has established a partnership with the Maine Community College System (MCCS) so that MCCS graduates are more than halfway to earning the BAS.  Typically, MCCS graduates with an associate’s degree are transferring in 60 credits or more.

In the BAS program students will focus on a specific knowledge area by choosing a minor of 6 courses in a specific academic discipline.  Popular minors in the BAS include Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Biology, Human Services, Education, Cyber Security, Information and Library Science, Justice Studies and many more.  Along with a focus in the area of the minor, students will broaden their liberal arts background with courses in English, communications, social and natural science, fine arts and mathematics.

According to Deborah Meehan, Director of University College at Rockland, “Many people with a completed associate’s degree, or lots of military credits, are much closer to earning a bachelor’s degree than they thought.  In today’s job market we urge them to finish off that bachelor’s degree to get ahead.”

For more information on the Bachelor of Applied Science degree along with over 100 University certificates and degrees available in your local area, contact University College at Rockland at 596-6906 or visit the web site at

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