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Bachelor of Applied Science Online Degree

Are you established in your career field and want to take it to the next level? Maybe you’re looking for a way to just get your foot in the door of a tech career. Either way, the perfect solution for your career goals just might be the Bachelor of Applied Science online degree from University of the Cumberlands.


A Bachelor of Applied Science Degree enhances your management & leadership skills and expands your technical abilities in your chosen career area: Accounting, Coaching, Public Health, Business, IT, Criminal Justice, and more. This technical degree is designed to meet the needs of each field.

This 100 percent online bachelor’s degree program in applied science was built with working professionals exactly like you in mind. It gives you the applied science classes, concentrations, and convenience you need to pursue a career-boosting degree on your terms. Plus, it’s the first and only BAS program offered in the state of Kentucky, online or on campus.

Coursework for your Bachelor of Applied Science online degree is purposefully designed to help meet the strategic needs of some of today’s top fields. By engaging you in the concepts, approaches, and tactics in the field, your BS in Applied Science will help you learn what it takes to enhance your management and leadership skills and expand your technical abilities in the following areas of concentration:

  • Accounting
    Get the insight and information you need to pursue a career in accounting or finance through this applied science online accounting degree. 
  • Allied Health
    Let a bachelor's degree in allied health advance your healthcare-related career. From core courses that offer a deeper understanding of foundational health issues to electives with hands-on clinical requirements, you will get the education you need to succeed.
  • Business Administration
    From the back office to the corner office, professionals in every industry can benefit from an applied science degree with an emphasis in business administration. You even have the opportunity to pursue concentrations in Business Administration, Finance, Strategic Marketing, and Retail Marketing.
  • Coaching
    Take your coaching career to the next level with this concentration for your applied science bachelor’s degree.
  • Communication Arts
    If you have a love for clear, responsible communication and a desire to explore career options ranging from education to business to social media, you should begin with an education in communication. Students can choose from three program concentrations including advertising and public relations; journalism; and integrated communication. 
  • Criminal Justice
    If you want to advance your career in law enforcement or corrections, a bachelor of applied science built on criminal justice courses can help get you there.
  • General Studies
    Are you looking for a program that lets you customize your degree to your career goals? The General Studies major for the Bachelor of Applied Science program is the answer. Pick your concentration from options like Business, Health and Fitness, Behavioral Sciences, Education, Information Science and Technology, Media Studies, Christian Studies, Humanities, and Social Sciences or Healthcare. Then, round out your degree with your choice of any number of strategic electives.
  • Human Services
    Are you prepared to help others when they need help most? Get insights and gain the skills you need to give others a helping hand.
  • Information Technology
    Break into a high-tech career with an applied science information technology degree.
  • Missions & Ministries
    You have a heart for service ministry. Help your heart to the job right with an applied science degree in missions and ministries.
  • Public Health
    Open up a host of career possibilities with an applied science degree in public health.

And you may be closer to graduation than you think!
Through our 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 the online BAS program.


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


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

In addition to the overall institutional accreditation statement above, the Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page. Please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


Start now! Earn your Bachelor of Applied Science online degree to gain the professional and practical skills you need to elevate your tech career. To learn more about our applied science program or any of our undergraduate degree programs, contact us today!

From applied science degree salary expectations to helpful prerequisites for pursuing an applied basic science degree to our test-optional college admissions process, we’re here to answer your questions and help you get started.

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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.

Protective Services1

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.


  • 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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2Postsecondary Teachers