Take your associate’s degree to the next level. With an online Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the School of Business at Indiana University Kokomo, flexibility is the name of the game. Take your classes online, on campus, or find the combination that works for you.
In this program, you’ll work closely with an academic advisor to design your program and select the set of classes that best fit your personal goals. Here, you can apply more than 60 of your technical Associate of Applied Science degree credits toward your IU Kokomo bachelor’s degree, and streamline your degree path.
An online Bachelor of Applied Science degree is ideal if you want to take your associate’s degree to the next level, in a program that works with your busy life.
This degree combines a well-rounded, rigorous core curriculum with an individualized track that complements your technical education and professional expertise. You will work closely with your academic advisor to develop a strong, focused academic career plan.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree is a collaborative IU regional degree, appropriate for students who want to further their career by finishing a baccalaureate degree. Most of these students will be in technical fields with a career paths that require completion of a baccalaureate degree.
The B.A.S. degree is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students that have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and who would benefit from a bachelor’s degree for personal or career advancement. This degree gives students the opportunity to apply up to 64 technical A.A.S. credits to an Indiana University bachelor’s degree program.
The Health Care Management track may appeal to you if you hold an A.A.S. in a field like medical assisting, health care support, paramedic science, or medical laboratory technology. As a student in this track, you will take courses that prepare you to:
Compare and contrast the U.S. health care system (including reimbursement) with other systems around the world;
Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the United States;
Evaluate access to, and the cost of, U.S. health care (including reimbursement practices) for different types of care;
Effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a health care setting;
Integrate knowledge and skills and apply to health management issues or challenges.
Studying sustainability is a way to bridge the arts and humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences. The Sustainability Studies track provides you with a broad introduction to the complex, system-scale challenges of sustainability, as well as the tools you need to address problems that transcend solely social or environmental domains.
This specialized track attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Students who choose this track usually have:
An interest in sustainability, the human-environment interaction, sustainable food systems, and/or environmental ethics.
A broad range of interests and a desire to take courses from the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical and life sciences.
An interest in a career in areas such as environmental planning and coordination, environmental education and communications, sustainability coordination or consulting in the private or public sector, green design, environmental law or public affairs, or graduate study.
A desire to help make the world a better place.
Choose the individualized track if you hold an A.A.S. in a field other than health care. The individualized track is highly flexible – you take courses based on your interests, backgrounds, and needs. These courses prepare you to:
Demonstrate your ability to think critically in fields studied;
Effectively present central ideas, issues, and methods of inquiry specific to the fields studied;
Apply knowledge and skills from general education, the B.A.S. core, and the individualized track to issues or challenges in your area of technical expertise.
The following examples show how you might tailor this track to meet your individual needs:
If you have an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and want to advance your career in criminal justice, you might work with your advisor to design an individualized track that includes 300- and 400-level courses in criminal justice, public affairs, psychology, and sociology.
If you have an A.A.S. in Design Technology and want to change careers, you might select courses in web development and graphic design.
Health Facilities Administrators License
Are you interested in receiving your Health Facilities Administrator’s License? This degree fulfills the requirements for this license. To earn their licenses, students will:
Compare and contrast the U.S. healthcare system, including reimbursement, with other systems around the world;
Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, financial, and political factors that influence the provision of health services in the U.S.;
Evaluate access to and the cost of U.S. healthcare, including reimbursement practices, for different types of care;
Effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in a healthcare setting.
Take the next step
More details about the current requirements for this degree can be found on our Academic Bulletin. Our department staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, and an advisor or admissions counselor can help you get started on the path to your degree.