Alamo Joint Admission


Students who have majored in a career and technology / vocational / technical program at a community college, college, junior college or an accredited technical school and decide to seek a baccalaureate degree at SHSU may review the requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree. To be eligible for the BAAS degree program a student must have completed and received an AAS degree in a technical area and at least 36 hours of coursework must be in the technical area. Approved AAS degree programs include (but are not limited to):

Accounting, Agricultural Mechanization, Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Child Development & Family Studies, Computer Graphic Arts Technology, Computer Information Technology, Cosmetology, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Medical Services Professions, Engineering Technology, General Business Administration, Geographical Information Systems, Health Information Technology, Human Services, HVAC & R Technology, Interactive Media, Interior Design Technology, Interpreter Training Technology, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paralegal Studies, Physical Therapist Assistant, Professional Office Technology, Respiratory Care, Veterinary Technology, Welding Technology.

Degree: BAAS Major: AAS Minor: (Individualized)

01. Component Area I (Communication)

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 ENG 164
02 ENG 165

02. Component Area II (Mathematics)

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 Select 3 hours - MTH 164 or MTH 170 or MTH 142, MTH 163, MTH 199, or [MTH 184 AND MTH 185 both are required]

03. Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 Select 8 hours - Two courses with labs are required.

BIO 134/114, BIO 161/111, BIO 162/112, BIO 137/117
CHM 135/115, CHM 136/116, CHM 138/118, CHM 139/119
GEL 134/114, GEO 131/111, GEL133/113
PHY 133/113, PHY 135/115, PHY 136/116, PHY 138/118, PHY 139/119, PHY 141
[substitutions may be made in this component area on an individual basis]

04. Component Area IV

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 Select 3 hours form courses:

AGR 299, ART 160, ART 161, ART 163, ART 260, MUS 161, MUS 264, MUS 265,
THR 160, THR 164, THR 166, THR 230, THR 231, DNC 131, DNC 176

02 Select 3 hours from courses:

ENG 265, ENG 267, ENG 266, PHL 261, PHL 263

03 Select 3 hours from courses:

BSL 236, FRN 263, FRN 264, GER 263, GER 264 SPN 263, SPN 264, SOC 168

05. Component Area V

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 HIS 163
02 HIS 164
03 POL 261
04 POL 285
05 Select 3 hours from courses:

AGR 236, ECO 230, ECO 233, ECO 234, GEO 161, SOC 261, SOC 264, PHL 261,
PSY 131, PSY 289

06. Component Area VI

b. Remaining requirements in area:
01 KIN 215
02 Select 1 course from:

CS 133, CS 138, CS 143 or any higher-level CS course
LS 130, GBA 180





This is the AAS degree : Most AAS degrees are acceptable Contact the BAAS Program Coordinator for clarification.


The AAS must have at least 36 hours of "Technical" coursework!


6 hours of Internship Experience.  Contact the BAAS Program Coordinator for clarification.  If an internship experience was required for AAS Degree this may be waived


A minor of at least 18 hours is required. BAAS students must select a minor. The most popular minors are those in Psychology, Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Business, Industrial Technology, Horticulture, Management Information Systems, General Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Computer Sciences. Many others are available. The advanced classes taken in the minor also count as advanced classes to reach the 42 hours of required advanced courses.


Electives are selected as needed to meet the university requirement of at least 42 hours of advanced electives and to reach 128 hours total. These electives are individualized to meet student needs and should be pre-approved by the advisor.

Students must also complete 42 advanced hours and 128 hours total.

Other requirements may also be involved - SEE ADVISOR

Follow these steps to enter the program.

  1. Contact Dr. Ullrich for advisement.
  2. Submit ALL transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions. [The transcript must show the title of the AAS degree program completed.]
  3. When the letter of acceptance is received contact Dr. Ullrich for advisement and to file a degree plan.

For more information contact BAAS Program Coordinator:
Dr. Doug Ullrich at 936.294.1215 or 936.294.1188 or

Students may transfer to SHSU at any time as long as they meet SHSU's admission requirements. Students close to completing the requirements for the associate degree are encouraged to consider the potential advantages of completing the associate degree. One way to accomplish this is to transfer courses taken at SHSU back to the community college to complete degree requirements. Properly selected courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements at both institutions simultaneously. The applicant is encouraged to speak to an academic advisor familiar with the programs of all institutions involved to maximize the amount of transferable credit.

Sample Transfer Hour Calculation:
All transfer credit hours for the BAAS are determined by a BAAS transfer guidance counselor at SHSU. Please use the following as a guide. Assume a student has completed the BAAS consisting of 60 hours with 50 hours in the technical specialty and 10 hours in general core courses. SHSU will transfer the 36-48 hours of technical courses, i.e., the major at SHSU. The remaining 10 hours in the general core will also transfer for a total of 46-58 hours towards the BAAS. If desired, a student may complete an additional 20 hours (66-46 = 20) of core courses at the community college for a total transfer of a maximum of 66 academic credits to SHSU towards the BAAS degree. SHSU transfers a maximum of 66 hours in course work, excluding Kinesiology, towards degree programs from junior colleges, community colleges, and technical colleges.


  1. We have endeavored to make this pamphlet error free. The respective institution catalogues are the final word if a discrepancy appears between this pamphlet and a catalogue.
  2. SHSU courses with 300 and 400 level numbers are considered as upper division and must be completed at SHSU. Credit may not be transferred from a community college for upper division courses.
  3. An * indicates the course is required at the specified educational institution.
  4. Applications for admission to SHSU may be obtained online at or by calling Undergraduate Admissions at (936) 294-1828. Extensive information is also available on the SHSU web site at
  5. Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  6. Students seeking the BAAS degree who have an Associated of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in a business discipline should be aware that the BAAS degree is in no way affiliated with the BBA degrees awarded by the College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University.
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