L. Mark Carrier, Nancy Cheever, Thomas Norman
Betty Vu, Assistant Dean
Program Office: SBS A-326A, (310) 243-3646
(vacant), APS Pre-Admission Advisor
George Abraham, Applied Studies Advisor
Ineki Fike, Applied Studies Advisor
George Abraham, APS Advisor
Ineki Fike, APS Advisor
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The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies is a specially designed online degree program that meets the needs of diverse students who have significant work experience and/or have made progress toward or achieved associate degrees that they may readily transfer to pursue upper division coursework. This program emphasizes workplace applications of academic subjects enabling students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with advanced coursework preparing them for management and/or leadership roles in their professions.
This program is dependent upon close and careful advising. The development and maintenance of close advising relationships between students and the Program Office is the key factor in assuring that the Applied Studies program meets the needs of the students that it was designed to serve. Students should contact the Program Office for a pre-application advising appointment.
Students are recommended to have significant lower division courses and/or general education courses completed (minimum 56 semester or equivalent units) prior to admission to the Applied Studies major. An applicant who does not already possess an Associate Degree will be counseled to meet the minimum number of units for transfer. The University works closely with community colleges throughout the region to ensure that potential Applied Studies majors are appropriately counseled to facilitate their transition to upper division status. Work experience, while highly desirable, is not specifically required for admission to the Applied Studies degree program.
An undergraduate student may be a candidate for graduation with Honors in Applied Studies provided he or she meets the following criteria:
See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.
Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.
See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.
See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.
Students completing this major will need to complete a minor in another field.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies will consist of a minimum of 120 Semester units, based on the assumption that the majority of applicants will have completed a 60 unit Associate of Science (or equivalent) degree. The major will consist of 33 semester units in liberal arts and applied component (B.,C., and D. below). All courses require a "C" or better grade to complete the major. The structure of the program is:
Each element of the program's structure is discussed briefly below.
A. Associate of Science or Equivalent Degree
Most potential students will come with an associate degree or the equivalent completed. Up to 18 units of lower division technical course work may be integrated as a part of the degree program. Depending on their lower division majors and the requirements for associates' degrees from different community colleges, some students may also be required to pursue additional lower division course work beyond 60 units. Thus, an applicant will need to have completed a minimum of 38 units of regularly transferable course work at the lower division level.
B. Liberal Arts Component (9 units)
Select three courses from the following*:
ANT 335. Comparative Cultures (3)
ENG 352. Writing and Speaking Skills for Management (3)
HIS 301. Individual, Family, and Community in Historic Perspective (3)
HIS 348. Labor in American Society (3)
THE 320. Speech Skills and Techniques (3)
C. Transition to Applied Studies (3 units):
APS 300. Ethos of Liberal Arts in the Role of Work (3)
D. Applied Component (18 units):
Choose six of the following courses*.
LBR 411. Contracts and Negotiations (3)
LBR 412. Labor Law (3)
MGT 310. Management Theory (3)
MGT 312. Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 313. Human Resource Management (3)
MKT 350. Principles of Marketing (3)
PUB 302. Administration of Financial Resources (3)
PUB 303. Public Personnel Administration (3)
PSY 372. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
SOC 315. Sociology of Work (3)
E. Capstone Seminar (3 units):
APS 490. Seminar in Occupational Leadership (3)
After completing the requirements for a minor, to reach a total of 120 units, additional elective units to be taken of which at least 3 units are upper division.
*In case of course unavailability or time conflicts, consult the advisor for substitution approval.
The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.
APS 300 Ethos of the Liberal Arts and the Role of Work (3).
Examines the relationship between liberal arts and sciences education and the competencies required to function effectively in social and occupational settings. Readings and assignments emphasize integration and application of skills, knowledge, perspectives, and values acquired through liberal arts and sciences.
APS 490 Seminar in Occupational Leadership (3).
Prerequisites: APS 300, satisfaction of GWAR and Senior Standing.
Required of all applied studies majors. Interdisciplinary analysis of leadership in selected occupational areas. Creation and presentation of student portfolios demonstrating occupational accomplishment. Three hours of seminar per week.
APS 494 Independent Study in Applied Studies (1-3).
Prerequisites: Consent of the program director
Independent research or in-depth study of a topic relevant to the program under the direction of a full-time faculty member of the Applied Studies Program. Students may incorporate prior learning as part of completion of this course. CR/NC grading. Repeatable course
APS 495 Special Topics in Applied Studies (3).
Advanced seminar on a topic of current interest to the discipline of Applied Studies. CR/NC grading. Repeatable course
APS 496 Internship in Applied Studies (1-3).
Under the direction of the program director, students work in organizations applying skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. CR/NC grading. Repeatable course.
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