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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Applied bachelor's degrees build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four–year degrees at universities, applied bachelor's degrees incorporate more hands–on learning focused on a particular industry. (See Applied Baccaulareate Degrees at Washington's Community and Technical Colleges.)

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  • Apply Now

    Applying for the BAS programs is easy!

    BAS classes start every September. The application period typically opens in February.

    Download the BAS Application Packet (pdf) for dates and important details.

    Priority dates for fall 2016 will be posted soon.

    To keep updated on Centralia College BAS application information please sign up for email alerts.

  • Tuition and Fees

    The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.

    For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees—Applied Baccalaureate Degree Program.

    The cost of room and board would be additional.

    There will be an additional lab fee for BAS-DT students.

    Financial Aid
    For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.


    The next scholarship period, for the 2016-17 cohorts, will open in February 2016.

  • Why Centralia College?

    Classes are held in Centralia, which is centrally located between Seattle and Portland along the I-5 corridor.

    Tuition at Centralia College is one of the lowest in the region.

    Financial aid and scholarships may be available.

    Faculty members have real world knowledge and experience, and are determined to help students succeed.