Degree Requirements

The BAAS degree is comprised of five major components which together require a minimum of 120 hours of course credits. The credit hour requirements for each area are as follows:

Component Hours Description
University Core 42 hours The state requires all students to complete core courses in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. The core consists of a variety of courses (English, history, math, etc.) that are intended to form a general education foundation. Core courses may be taken at UNT or at another accredited educational institution and then transferred to UNT.
Professional Foundations 9 hours Consists of three required courses that must be taken from UNT. They form the heart of the BAAS curriculum and are intended to improve your marketability in today’s workplace. In these courses, students sharpen their ability to communicate, negotiate, analyze information, and network effectively.
Occupational Specialization 21 hours Consists of courses related to a specific occupation, field, or subject. Many technical and workforce courses taken at a community college or in the military may be eligible for transfer to UNT for credit. In some cases, an occupational specialization is created out of courses taken at UNT or other four-year colleges or universities.
Professional Development 36 hours Consists of three multidisciplinary concentrations of courses (12 hours each) intended to enhance the skills a student has already acquired through an Occupational Specialization. One concentration (12 hours) must be taken from disciplines offered in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Electives 12 hours Students may select from an array of courses offered at UNT or apply transfer credits.
TOTAL 120 hours Minimum hour requirement for a BAAS degree

Other BAAS degree requirements:

In addition to the degree requirements described in the table above, you must also meet two other requirements.

  1. You must successfully complete a minimum of 36 hours of upper division courses, and at least 24 of these hours must be taken from UNT. Upper division (also referred to as advanced level) courses are typically offered at four-year colleges and universities in students’ junior and senior years. Upper division courses are numbered 3000 and higher at UNT. Please note that some military training qualifies as upper division course work.
  2. You must have both a UNT GPA and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The cumulative GPA includes your transfer credits as well as your UNT credits. The UNT GPA includes only credits from courses taken at UNT.