Bachelor of Applied Science
In a collaborative program between Meridian Community College, Mississippi State University-Meridian, the University of West Alabama and William-Carey University, a student can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.
The Bachelor's of Applied Science serves the needs of adults who have completed a Career and Technical Program at Meridian Community College and need additional education to advance their careers.
A transfer advisor and college counselor will help students develop a sound academic plan, find resources to support academic success and become familiar with campus resources while still working toward their Associate Degree.
Who can participate
- Students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree at Meridian Community College may be able to transfer course credits to some universities to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Meridian Community College's Associate of Applied Science degrees are designed for students to enter the workforce upon completion and not for transfer. Multiple universities, however, have created Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs and, through Memorandums of Agreement with MCC, have agreed to accept certain career and technical courses. Students should contact their academic advisor to learn more about the specific Bachelor of Applied Science Degree plans.
- Complete at minimum 120 credit hours.
- Complete the university’s general education core requirements (15 credit hours of general education core courses earned as part of the AAS). Students may exercise flexibility in determining the remaining general education core requirements for the applied science degree based on specific needs of adult learners in the workplace.
- Earn 30 credit hours at the upper division level and at least 30 of the 120 credits
hours through MSU, UWA and William-Carey University.