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Online Associate Degree in Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science online degree program from University of the Cumberlands was created specifically for working adults just like you. This 100 percent online associate degree program provides the flexibility you need to achieve your academic goals and the practical skills and insights you need to pursue a career or professional advancement in technical fields.

 

Mission and Goals 

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science Online Degree is to prepare students for careers in the technology field. The Online AAS degree will provide a technical degree for those wishing to pursue an applied/technical route.

The Associate of Applied Science Online Degree program is purposefully designed toward today’s business needs in a variety of applied fields. As an online AAS student you will:

  • Engage in scientific concepts
  • Learn applied approaches
  • Acquire practical tactics necessary for success in any technical field

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WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE?

An associate of applied science degree is a 2-year technical program that prepares you with a hands-on learning experience for your selected field: allied health, coaching, criminal justice, IT, psychology, and more. Our program is 100% online and flexible to meet your needs.

But just what is applied science, anyway? The answer is found in the name—the practical application of science. But what if science isn’t the degree you want? The short answer, that’s okay. Consider applied science to be a field where learned knowledge is turned into the technologies we use every day. An education in applied science offers a technical, hands-on learning experience because it’s all about making learning practical.

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What Can I do with an Associate of Applied Science Degree? 

Associate of Applied Science - Allied Health 

An applied science degree in allied health is designed to help you pursue a number of career opportunities.

Learn more about potential careers, projected career growth and salary expectations when you look at these Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Careers.

Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration 

Interested in an Online Associate's of Applied Science in Business Administration Degree, but not quite sure if a business administration degree is worth it? Find projected career growth rates along with salaries and actual careers here.

Associate of Applied Science - Coaching 

Have you ever asked, what can I do with a coaching degree?

With many career fields to choose from, you can find a rewarding career that's right for you.

Online Associate's of Applied Science in Coaching Careers

Associate of Applied Science - Communication Arts

An applied science degree in communication arts is designed to help you pursue a number of entry-level career opportunities in communication fields. 

Learn more about potential careers and salary expectations when you look at these Associate of Applied Science in Communication Arts Careers

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice 

Curious if an associate degree in criminal justice is worth it? Find out what careers you might be able to eligible for with an Online Associate's of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Degree from University of the Cumberlands.

Associate's of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Careers

Associate of Applied Science - Human Services 

If you've ever wondered "what can I do with a human services degree", we can help you answer that.

With the needs of an aging population, employment in the human services field is growing at a rapid pace. Find Online Associate's of Applied Science in Human Services careers listed here.

Associate of Applied Science - Information Technology 

You understand an employers growing reliance for information technology expertise. But you may be wondering exactly what can I do with an information technology degree? Find potential careers and salaries related to the Online Associate's of Applied Science in Information Technology degree here.

Associate of Applied Science - Mass Communication 

Interested in pursuing a career in the media? Your Associate of Applied Science in Mass Communication can help you prepare for a number of entry-level jobs that can grow into long-lasting careers.  Check out potential career fields here.

Associate of Applied Science - Missions and Ministries 

An associate of applied science degree in religion, missions or biblical studies can help you pursue a number of ministry career opportunities, serving God where He sends you.

For more information on the number of careers you could achieve with an Online Associate's of Applied Science in Missions and Ministry, from University of the Cumberlands, click here.

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies 

An applied science degree in paralegal studies can help prepare you for entry-level legal support positions, such as a paralegal, legal assistant or legal secretary. Check out potential career paths here

Associate of Applied Science - Psychology 

A psychology degree in applied science from University of the Cumberlands can help you start your journey on a number of career paths, from psychotherapist to clinical psychologist and more.  With a strong salary and growth potential, you have a vast amount of career options.

Associate of Applied Science - Public Health 

What can I do with a public health degree? The answer is, actually a lot.

An Online Associate's of Applied Science in Public Health, from University of the Cumberlands, could give you the foundation you need to pursue a number of careers.

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APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES

So, what can you do with an applied science degree—jobs-wise? The short answer: Your online Associate of Applied Science degree can help you pursue any number of career fields. Coursework for your associate degree is purposefully designed toward today’s business needs in a variety of applied fields, engaging you in the scientific concepts, applied approaches, and practical tactics necessary for success in many fields. Plus, you can customize your program to meet our specific career goals with concentrations in:

  • Allied Health

Begin advocating for patients and managing processes in the healthcare field with an allied health applied science associate degree. 

  • Business Administration

The business administration courses for your associate degree can help you tackle leadership roles in any industry.

  • Coaching

Stay in the game with an applied science degree that offers a concentration in coaching.

  • Communication Arts

Turn your love for clear communication into career options. This program will give you the skills you need to pursue a future in a variety of communication-oriented fields. 

  • Criminal Justice

Your search for a criminal justice school that offers an applied science associate degree is over. 

  • General Studies

Take your career to the next level with an applied science associate degree you can customize to your future goals. 

  • Human Services

Open up a host of career possibilities with an applied science degree in human services.

  • Information Technology

Turn your high-tech mind into a high-tech career with an applied science computer degree.

  • Mass Communication

Prepare for a career in mass media with a concentration that explores how content and communication happens on a wider scale. 

  • Missions & Ministries

Let an applied science associate degree in missions and ministries help prepare you mentally, spiritually, and physically.

  • Paralegal Studies

Start your legal career off right with a quality education — a foundation-building paralegal associate degree. 

  • Psychology

Get a better handle on the way people think and the reasons they do the things they do with a concentration in psychology.

  • Public Health

From individual clients to whole communities, learn what it takes to help others live healthier lives.

Plus, you may be closer to graduation than you think!
Through our school of applied science's prior learning assessment process, we’ll look at your previous educational experiences for professional licensure and certifications, as well as earlier college coursework, for transfer credit into this program.

Plus, if you’re thinking long-term about a four-year program, coursework for your Associate of Applied Science online degree seamlessly transfers into our Online Bachelor of Applied Science program—the only BAS program in Kentucky!

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More Information on Associate of Applied Science 

Admission Requirements 

Learn more about the specifics for admission requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree. 

TUITION

Costs for associates of applied science programs at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

ACCREDITATION 

Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Faculty 

Learn from amazing professors who will help guide you through school and the best course for you to study. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science Faculty. 

FAQ'S 

Do you have more questions? Check out our FAQ page to find answers to your questions! 

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Take charge of your future with the professional and practical skills you need to pursue a career in an array of fields with your Associate of Applied Science Online Degree. To learn more about our applied science university program, our test-optional college admissions process, or any of our other or any of our undergraduate degree programs, contact us today!

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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world. Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.

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A criminal justice degree from University of the Cumberlands can prepare you for a number of jobs in the protective services industry, including law enforcement. Employment of police officers and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent over the next several years with an average salary of $66,020 per year.

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Perhaps instead of actively fighting crime, you’re more interested in passing along what you’ve learned. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.

Or you could pursue a career in other fields altogether. With the solid foundation of critical thinking and people skills a degree in criminal justice provides, you’ll be well prepared to pursue a variety of professional positions.

Careers

  • Police Officer
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Chief of Police
  • Criminal Justice Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

"12 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Postsecondary Teachers by 20302

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