Bachelor of Applied Science Degree...

A Customized Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS)
is a career-oriented degree designed for professionals with allied health or technical training, Associate of Applied Science Degrees*, or graduates of two-year occupational programs. The BAS Degree is structured on the "inverted major" concept which builds an individually designed academic degree program around the allied health, technical, or occupational "major" you have already completed.

Each BAS student develops a customized degree plan appropriate to his or her education and future goals. Students receive no additional training in the major from Siena Heights University, instead they complete their bachelor's degree by taking liberal arts classes and other course work appropriate to their prior learning and future goals.

* not applicable for Business, Accounting, Child Development, Social Work, or Art Related Fields.

The BAS is appropriate for majors in:

BAS in Allied Health Professions

For individuals in such fields as radiologic technology; radiation or respiratory therapy; dental hygiene, massage therapy, nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, EEG, nuclear medicine, medical laboratory,and other allied health professions.

BAS in Trade & Industrial Professions

For individuals in such fields as nuclear technology, architectural technology, automotive technology, drafting design technology, mechanical engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, or electrical, industrial or manufacturing technology.

BAS in Specialized Occupational Professions

For individuals in such fields as computer tech/info systems, hospitality management, radio/television broadcasting, office systems administration, or sign language interpreter.

BAS in Public Safety Professions

For individuals in such fields as public safety studies, fire science technology, corrections/law enforcement, hazardous materials, or homeland security.

Meet Siena


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Arthur Gwoszdz

Digital Communications and Computer Information Systems major; Student Government President; Brazil

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Andy Switzer '13

Social Studies Education Graduate; Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Pettisville (Ohio) Local Schools