To be eligible to enroll in Mississippi State’s BAS program, you must have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree with a cumulative GPA 2.00 at the time of admission. The remaining course credit hours will be determined by an academic advisor with the intent of meeting your career goals within the framework of the degree requirements. 

To graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree, you must:

  • Complete at minimum 120 credit hours with at least 30 credit hours at the upper division level.
  • Complete the university’s general education core requirements (15 credit hours of general education core courses earned as part of the AAS). You may exercise flexibility in determining the remaining general education core requirements for the applied science degree based on your specific needs in the workplace.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit upper division level hours through MSU.

Program of Study at Mississippi State University

Subjects – general core* Credit hours
English Composition (I and II) 6
Math (algebra, trigonometry, statistics) 3
Humanities 6
Social/behavioral sciences 6
Sciences with laboratory exercises 6
Fine art 3
Speech 3
Computer literacy 3
Jr/Sr writing 3
University core electives 6
Emphasis areas (one, two or three areas) 30 (upper level course work)
General electives (may include technical and experiential learning credits)* 45
Total credit hours** 120

* Experiential learning (job experience) credits not to exceed six semester credit hours, while up to 45 technical credits will be completed at the community/junior college level or as military credits.

** 30 hours must be taken through MSU.

To receive academic credit for technical credits, military credits or job-related experiential learning, the appropriate academic unit may need to evaluate the relevant supporting documentation for such credits on a case by case basis. To earn the degree, you must meet all the program requirements as outlined above and graduate at a minimum with an MSU GPA 2.00 and an overall GPA 2.00. In the case of military credits, those approved by the American Council of Education may articulate over to your transcript.