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Bachelor of Applied Science—Applied Management (BAS-AM)

Applied Management students

The BAS-AM program provides graduates the training they need to succeed in management positions in a wide range of businesses and industries.

Graduates learn the skills needed to run a small business or entrepreneurial venture, or to apply for graduate programs at colleges and universities.

  • Program Length

    The BAS-AM program is flexible for working adults.

    All courses are hybrid with evening class hours. Hybrid courses use online learning to reduce classroom time.

    Two-Year Option
    • Six quarters of classes
    • Three classes (15 credits) per quarter
    • No summer classes
    BAS-AM 2-Year Ed Plan (pdf)

    Three-Year Option
    • Nine quarters of classes
    • Two classes (10 credits) per quarter
    • No summer classes
    BAS-AM 3-Year Ed Plan (pdf)

  • How to Apply

    A new BAS-AM cohort starts every September.

    The application period typically opens in February.

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

    Priority dates for the BAS-AM program are July1 – July 31, 2015.

    Due to high demand for the Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Management program at Centralia College, a second section of classes has been opened for fall quarter 2015.

    This allows an additional 20 students to start the program in September.

    Apply during priority dates to have your application reviewed and a decision made on your acceptance by Aug. 7, 2015! 

    Spaces are also available in the BAS-DT program. Apply at any time to be considered for the Diesel Technology program.

  • Program Requirements

    Required Degree
    Associate (two-year) degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university (there are no time limits for when the degree was earned) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

    Required Courses
    The following courses must be completed prior to earning the bachelor’s degree.

    The courses can be included in the two-year degree or during the bachelor’s program (in addition to the required courses). Students who have completed the requirements at the time of application will receive preferred entrance consideration.

    A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for each course.
    - English 101 (5 credits)
    - Any college-level math that requires Math 99 as a prerequisite (5 credits)
    - Social science (5 credits)
    - Natural science (5 credits)
    - Communications, quantitative skills, humanities, social science, or natural science (5 credits total)

    Recommended Courses
    - English 102 or English 235
    - Speech 110 or Speech 220
    - Accounting 201 and 202

  • Tuition and Fees

    2015-16 Tuition
    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.

    Scholarships
    The application period for BAS scholarships runs from Feb. 1–Mar. 15. Scholarship applicants must also complete the FAFSA.

    Scholarships are awarded based on merit, and may be balanced against any financial aid grants.
    2015-16 BAS Scholarship Application