Bachelor of Applied Sciences
The Bachelor of Applied Science is designed to meet the academic and professional needs of students who have earned two-year technical or professional degrees (i.e., Associate in Science) from one of the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges. Currently, the six concentration areas are:
- Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology
- Creative Media
- Culinary Management
- Information Security and Assurance
- Information Technology
- Natural Sciences
- Respiratory Care
- Sustainable Community Food Systems
Other concentration areas are currently being developed in partnership with UH West O‘ahu and the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges.
This degree will provide an interdisciplinary core knowledge base that will serve as a shared foundation for a variety of AS programs. The objectives for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree are to prepare students to meet the changing standards in various skilled occupations and to address state workforce needs. The degree has been designed to be sufficiently flexible to allow for some variance in the degree requirements and the number of credits required for each concentration. This ensures that students in markedly different fields obtain sufficient grounding in the core applied science course work, the necessary theoretical and specialized knowledge in their concentration area, and in general education core and focus requirements. All concentrations within this degree will culminate in a capstone course (i.e., Senior Project or Senior Practicum) which reflects their area of interest.