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Applied Science B.A.

Lynn Stocking, Advisor

The Bachelor of Applied Science program is available to students completing an Associate of Applied Science degree program at a regionally accredited institution. The Missoula College section of the University of Montana-Missoula catalog identifies Associate of Applied Science degree programs offered at The University of Montana.

Students considering a B.A.S. degree program must have completed an accredited A.A.S. degree program with a 2.50 grade point average. Because approval of a B.A.S. degree plan is required, students considering such a degree must meet with a designated B.A.S. advisor to identify a degree plan, to create a Degree Program Committee, and to identify the procedure required for degree plan approval.

Students are urged to begin the application process one semester prior to the completion of an AAS degree if the degree is in process.

Bachelor of Applied degree students must meet all the University of Montana requirements for graduation. Fifty credits from an accredited A.A.S. program will count toward the total credits required for graduation. Student earning this degree will receive a diploma identifying the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science without designation of an area of concentration.

Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Science

College Humanities & Sciences

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 127

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0


Symbolic System/Foreign Language

Rule: Students must complete either a Symbolic System OR a Foreign Language.

Minimum Required Grade: C-
3-10 Total Credits Required

Symbolic Systems

Rule: Successful completion of 1 course from the list below.

Note: Prerequisites apply for all courses listed above; some courses from this list are major-restricted. Other baccalaureate major-specific Symbolic Systems may be used in lieu of course list above; speak with your advisor for more information.

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Show Description M 136 - Math for K-8 Teachers II
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 135. Topics include introductory geometry, geometric constructions, congruence, similarity, measurement, coordinate geometry and an introduction to computer geometry.
4 Credits
Show Description M 162 - Applied Calculus
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 5 or one of M 121, 122 or 151. Introductory course surveying the principal ideas of differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications and computer software. Mathematical modeling in discrete and continuous settings. Intended primarily for students who do not plan to take higher calculus.
4 Credits
Show Description M 171 - Calculus I
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 122 or 151 or ALEKS placement >= 5.  Differential calculus, including limits, continuous functions, Intermediate Value Theorem, tangents, linear approximation, inverse functions, implicit differentiation, extreme values and the Mean Value Theorem.  Integral Calculus including antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
4 Credits
Show Description PSYX 222 - Psychological Statistics
Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 120; M 115, M 162 or 171. Application of statistical techniques to psychological data. Credit not allowed for both PSYX 222 and SOCI 202.
3 Credits
Show Description SOCI 202 - Social Statistics
Offered every term. Prereq., or coreq. M 115, Sociology majors only, or consent of instr. Application of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to sociological data. Required of all majors.
3 Credits
Show Description STAT 216 - Introduction to Statistics
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 115 (preferred), or one of M 121, 135, 151, 162 or 171, or ALEKS placement >= 4. Introduction to major ideas of statistical inference. Emphasis is on statistical reasoning and uses of statistics.
4 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 3-4 Total Credits Required

Foreign Language

Rule: Successful completion of first-year sequence of a Modern and Classical Language (MCLL).

Note: A first-year sequence consists of 101 & 102 courses (5 credits each) for all MCLL majors except Irish; 101, 102, & 103 courses of Irish (3 credits each) must be completed. Students may take placement test to demonstrate proficiency to receive non-credit exemption from this requirement. Speak with your advisor for more information.


Writing Skills

Rule: Both WRIT 101 AND an Approved Writing Course are required.

Note: NOTE: Students who place into and successfully complete WRIT 201 are considered to have satisfied both the WRIT 101 and the Lower-Division Approved Writing Course General Education Requirements.

Minimum Required Grade: C-
6 Total Credits Required

WRIT 101

Rule: Take 1 of the courses below.

Note: Appropriate placement into WRIT 101/201 required. Prerequisites may apply.

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Show Description WRIT 101 - College Writing I
UM: Offered every term. Prereq., WRIT 095 or proof of passing score on writing diagnostic examination, referral by WRIT 095 instructor-SAT writing score at or above 440, MUSWA at or above 3.5, SAT/ACT essay score at or above 7, or ACT Combined English/Writing score at or above 18. Expository prose and research paper; emphasis on structure, argument, development of ideas, clarity, style, and diction. Students expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. Credit not allowed for both WRIT 101 and COM 101. Grading A-F, or NC (no credit). MC: Offered every term. Prereq., WRIT 095 or proof of appropriate SAT/ACT essay, English/Writing, writing section scores, appropriate MUSWA scores, or proof of passing scores on Writing Placement Exam). Expository prose and research paper; emphasis on structure, argument, development of ideas, clarity, style, and diction. Students expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. Grading A-F, or NC (no credit).
3 Credits
Show Description WRIT 201 - College Writing II
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., placement or C or better in WRIT 101. MUSWA at or above 5.5, SAT/ACT essay at or above 11, a SAT writing section score at or above 700 or a Combined English/Writing portion of the ACT at or above 32.  Designed for first year students with advanced writing ability and students who seek a lower-division writing course. Offers instruction in rhetorical reading and writing, particularly the study and practice of written argumentation in different academic and civic contexts.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 3 Total Credits Required

Lower-Division Approved Writing Course

Rule: Any course designated as an Approved Writing Course during semester it's taken.


Mathematics

Rule: Any Mathematics course level 104 or higher (excluding M 111 Technical Mathematics).

Note: Appropriate placement into mathematics courses required. Prerequisites may apply. If a student successfully places into and completes a mathematics (either "M" or "STAT") course that is also considered a Symbolic System, that course may be used to count towards both the Mathematics and Symbolic Systems General Education Requirements.

Minimum Required Grade: C-
3-4 Total Credits Required

Perspectives

Rule: A minimum of 3 credits towards each Perspective Category is required.

Note: Some courses satisfy multiple Perspectives or GER Categories. Some courses in the area(s) of concentration may overlap with Perspective or other GER categories; visit with your advisor for more information.

Minimum Required Grade: C-
27 Total Credits Required

Expressive Arts (A)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Literary & Artistic Studies (L)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Historical & Cultural Studies (H)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Social Sciences (S)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Ethical & Human Values (E)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

American & European Perspectives (Y)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Indigenous & Global Perspectives (X)

Rule: A minimum of three credits is required.

Natural Sciences (N)

Rule: A minimum of six credits is required. At least one course must have a laboratory component.


Upper-Division Credit Requirement

Rule: 39 upper-division courses required for UM GERs. At least 30 of the 39 upper-division credits must be from the degree area(s) of concentration.

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39 Total Credits Required

Upper-Division Writing

Rule: At least one upper-division writing course is required for UM GERs.

Note: This course may overlap with area(s) of concentration selected or total Upper-Division Credits.

3 Total Credits Required

AAS Degree Credits

Rule: Up to 50 credits earned from AAS may be counted towards the 127 required for the BAS.

Minimum Required Grade: C-
38-50 Total Credits Required