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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Studies B.S.

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Al Petrosky, Ph.D., Adviser
Amin Elmallah, Ph.D., Adviser

The Applied Studies faculty is drawn from various departments. Major disciplines include: Communication Studies, Economics, English, Management, Operations Management, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 223
Phone: (209) 667-3019

Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies program prepares graduates for leadership roles in professional, technical, and vocational fields. This program also provides a broad understanding of the liberal arts. Applied Studies students are prepared for advanced study in a number of programs, for example, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration.

Students are urged to check the prerequisites of each course in this program. Course prerequisites assist students in selecting their coursework. Those without the formal prerequisites who feel they may be qualified for other reasons must contact the course instructor to determine if they are eligible to enroll.

Learning Objectives

Students in the Applied Studies program will:

  • Develop advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Learn the basics of public sector and private sector administration.
  • Learn how to interact constructively and productively with individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors.
  • Obtain a basic understanding of: public policy; how a modern organization functions; group dynamics for their anticipated careers; and at least one leadership skill set.


1. Complete University General Education-Breadth requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree.

(51 units minimum)

Click here to view General Education requirements. 

2. Complete and/or fulfill the following prerequisites to the major.

a. A grade point average of 2.5 or better in all lower-division coursework.

b. A minimum of 20 semester units of approved course work.

Leading to a technical or vocational degree or certificate with a grade point average of 3.0 or better or other evidence of comparable proficiency in this technical or vocational field.

3. Complete the major.

Credit for Approved Coursework

Up to 30 semester units of credit towards the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Studies may be granted or approved, otherwise nontransferable course work applicable to a technical or vocational degree or certificate.

The Major

(27 units minimum)

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