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About this BS in Applied Studies 

Dr. Kaye Bragg explains the unique features, benefits and advantages of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

About this BS in Applied Studies 

Dr. Kaye Bragg explains the unique features, benefits and advantages of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Program Overview

California State University Dominguez Hills offers students who have 60 transferable units the opportunity to earn their fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies degree fully online, without ever coming to campus. It is a program for those who have been out in the world working, but have not yet completed their bachelor's degrees. It takes the schooling experience and applies it directly to what students have been doing in their jobs, providing "real world" relevance. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies is an inter-disciplinary degree program that is also well-suited for those with degrees in technical fields for which there is no apparent bachelor’s program into which they may readily transfer and pursue upper division coursework. The program emphasizes the practical applications of academic subjects such as management/leadership, marketing, industrial psychology, labor law, as well as courses in liberal arts. Below is a breakdown of the courses:

  • Upper Division General Education (3 courses) 9 units
  • Liberal Arts Component (3 courses) 9 units
  • Transition to Applied Studies (1 course) 3 units
  • Applied Component (6 courses) 18 units
  • Capstone Seminar (1 course) 3 units
  • Requirements for a Minor in Communications (4 courses) 12 units or, Public Administration (5 courses) 15 units
  • Electives if necessary to reach a total of 120 units

Program Highlights

Program Overview
  • Earn a quality bachelor’s degree from California State University at a price you can afford
  • Experience a curriculum designed for the working adult
  • Enroll in courses at times convenient to you
  • Learn to apply concepts from management, social science and liberal arts to workplace situations
  • Complete degree requirements without coming to campus
  • Stay on track with continuous advising to expedite the completion of the degree program

Also :

  • As part of the program requirements, a minor of your choice (Communications or Public administration) will further your professional skills
  • Students completing the Minor in Communications will have the opportunity to increase their writing and research skills while learning more about the myriad professional opportunities in mass communications including journalism, public relations, advertising and the new media.
  • Students completing the Minor in Public Administration will have a basic knowledge in Public policy processes, public organizational management, and management of public financial resources. This is an attractive option to students who are in the public sectors or wish to join in one of the government organizations.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies online degree completion program requires incoming students to have 60 semester or 90 quarter transferable units from one or more community colleges and the GE requirements, including lower division. A minimum 2.0 (C or better) cumulative grade point average and good standing at the last college or university attended. The degree completion program consists of a minimum of 120 semester units to be eligible for graduation, based on the assumption that the majority of applicants will have completed 60 transferable units. All courses require a “C” or better grade to complete the major. The program requirements also include completion of a minor in Communications or Public Administration. Students are also required to complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) prior to attaining senior status (90 units). For a complete listing of undergraduate admission and bachelor’s degree requirements, please consult the CSU Dominguez Hill catalog.

To begin the bachelor’s degree program, you need 60 transferable units (90 quarter units) which include:

  • A minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in CSU-approved general education (GE) coursework with a grade of C or better. The GE must include classes from the “Golden Four” requirements:
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • Up to 18 units of lower division technical course work completed at accredited colleges may be integrated as a part of the degree program.
  • A maximum of 70 units can be accepted from accredited community colleges.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Campus Admissions and Application fees vary by campus. The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

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Program Overview

California State University Dominguez Hills offers students who have 60 transferable units the opportunity to earn their fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies degree fully online, without ever coming to campus. It is a program for those who have been out in the world working, but have not yet completed their bachelor's degrees. It takes the schooling experience and links it to what students have been doing in their jobs, so students can get credit for their job experience. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies is an inter-disciplinary degree program that is also well-suited for those with degrees in technical fields for which there is no apparent bachelor’s program into which they may readily transfer and pursue upper division coursework. The program emphasizes the practical applications of academic subjects such as management/leadership, marketing, industrial psychology, labor law, as well as courses in liberal arts. Below is a breakdown of the courses:

  • Upper Division General Education (3 courses) 9 units
  • Liberal Arts Component (3 courses) 9 units
  • Transition to Applied Studies (1 course) 3 units
  • Applied Component (6 courses) 18 units
  • Capstone Seminar (1 course) 3 units
  • Requirements for a Minor in Communications (4 courses) 12 units or, Public Administration (5 courses) 15 units
  • Electives if necessary to reach a total of 120 units

Program Highlights

  • Earn a quality bachelor’s degree from California State University at a price you can afford
  • Experience a curriculum designed for the working adult
  • Enroll in courses at times convenient to you
  • Learn to apply concepts from management, social science and liberal arts to workplace situations
  • Complete degree requirements without coming to campus
  • Stay on track with continuous advising to expedite the completion of the degree program

Also :

  • As part of the program requirements, a minor of your choice (Communications or Public administration) will further your professional skills
  • Students completing the Minor in Communications will have the opportunity to increase their writing and research skills while learning more about the myriad professional opportunities in mass communications including journalism, public relations, advertising and the new media.
  • Students completing the Minor in Public Administration will have a basic knowledge in Public policy processes, public organizational management, and management of public financial resources. This is an attractive option to students who are in the public sectors or wish to join in one of the government organizations.

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies online degree completion program requires incoming students to have 60 semester or 90 quarter transferable units from one or more community colleges and the GE requirements, including lower division. A minimum 2.0 (C or better) cumulative grade point average and good standing at the last college or university attended. The degree completion program consists of a minimum of 120 semester units to be eligible for graduation, based on the assumption that the majority of applicants will have completed 60 transferable units. All courses require a “C” or better grade to complete the major. The program requirements also include completion of a minor in Communications or Public Administration. Students are also required to complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) prior to attaining senior status (90 units). For a complete listing of undergraduate admission and bachelor’s degree requirements, please consult the CSU Dominguez Hill catalog.

To begin the bachelor’s degree program, you need 60 transferable units (90 quarter units) which include:

  • A minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in CSU-approved general education (GE) coursework with a grade of C or better. The GE must include classes from the “Golden Four” requirements:
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • Up to 18 units of lower division technical course work completed at accredited colleges may be integrated as a part of the degree program.
  • A maximum of 70 units can be accepted from accredited community colleges.

Tuition and Fees

Campus Admissions and Application fees vary by campus. The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.