Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Human Sciences
Earn a bachelor's degree that builds on your workforce experience and offers benefits of less time and expense.
Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Human Sciences offers individuals who have completed an Associates of Applied Arts and Sciences with a flexible path to earning their bachelor's degree.
This 2-year to 4-year bachelor's degree option will help you excel by combining your trade and professional knowledge. You will utilize your workforce experience and technical college degree to market your diverse skill set. A BAAS degree in our interdisciplinary degree program prepares you to work towards your career goals or for graduate or professional study.
Consider our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Human Sciences degree if you want to:
• Maximize the value of workforce experience. If you have previously earned an Associates of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and would like to continue your education through a bachelor's degree—this program is for you. Your vocational and workforce courses can directly apply towards the BAAS degree. This degree option gives you the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree at your own pace while continuing to work.
• Earn your bachelor's degree in as little as 2 years. By earning your bachelor's degree through Texas Tech's BAAS degree in human sciences, you will be on the fast track to your dream career with the ability to transfer up to 60 hours from your AAS degree. You will integrate courses from across the university to build academic expertise, while expanding on your vocational skills and workforce experience.
• Market your interdisciplinary skillset. You will take courses in many different fields that allow you to integrate your AAS and BAAS coursework to market your highly competitive abilities to the workforce.
Build Your Interdisciplinary Degree Around a Strong Academic Core
In the human sciences BAAS program, you will organize your studies around three areas of concentration, earning a minimum of 18 credits in each concentration. You may be able to satisfy some of these requirements with previously earned credits.
You will choose at least two of your concentrations from academic departments within the College of Human Sciences, with the third coming from a department in any of Texas Tech's 13 colleges. The concentration options within the College of Human Sciences are:
- Addictive disorders and recovery studies*
- Apparel design and manufacturing
- Community, family, and addiction sciences
- Family and consumer sciences extension education
- Human development and family studies*
- Human sciences*
- Interior design
- Nutritional sciences*
- Personal finance*
- Personal financial planning
- Restaurant, hotel, and institutional management*
- Retail management*
In addition to your three areas concentration, the BAAS degree in human sciences includes core courses required by the university and the College of Human Sciences.
Career Opportunities in Human Sciences
The interdisciplinary Human Sciences bachelor's degree provides you with a broad range of career opportunities that build upon your work and trade experience.
If you have a specific career path in mind, our academic advisers will help you choose concentrations and coursework that fit your objective. If you want to explore multiple career possibilities, we will help you design a versatile academic program that expands your career options.
Along with providing better and more diverse career opportunities, your BAAS degree in human sciences can serve as a foundation for graduate studies. Examples of human sciences career paths include:
- Health care administration
- Nonprofit leadership
- Medical and nursing careers
- Human Resources
- Mental health counseling
- Environmental design
- Child development
- Financial advising
- Academic Advising
The human sciences BAAS degree can prepare you for a variety of career paths, depending on your areas of concentration. The track options include:
- AAS field of study
- Area of concentration in Human Sciences
- Area of concentration in Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Personal Finance, Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies, Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, or Interior Design/Apparel Design and Manufacturing.