associate of Applied sciences degree


The A.A.S. degree program is designed to track directly into the B.A.S. degree. Students
desiring to continue in their educational pursuits can do so at the baccalaureate level with no loss in credit between the A.A.S. and the B.A.S. degrees. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a 63-semester hour degree which requires 30 semester hours in a general education core and 33 semester hours from an approved major. The residency requirements on the A.A.S. degree count toward the B.A.S. residency of 31 hours. The A.A.S. residency is 18 hours. The six majors include business administration, human services, justice administration, interdisciplinary education, occupational education, and religion. Eighteen semester hours must be completed at Wayland.



General Education Core - The general education requirements are more specific
than other majors.  They include:

ENGL 1301, 1302;

One from HIST 1303, 1304, 2301 or 2302;

MATH 1304;
Math, Science, or Foreign Language, 6 semester hours;

RLGN 1301 or 1302;

POLS 2301;

One from COMS 1301, 1303, 2302, or 2303;

Exercise and Sport Science, 3 semester hours;

and ORIE 0001 or UNIV 1100


Business Administration - When a course is taken without having the specified pre-
requisite, equivalent additional hours will be added to the program. Students must complete the following:

From one six-hour set:
ACCT 2305 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2306 - Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 3307 - Financial Accounting
ACCT 3308 - Managerial Accounting

From one set:
ECON 2307- Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2308- Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 4346- Survey of Economics
21 to 24 semester hours from approved business electives.


Human Services - Students majoring in Human Services must complete 33 semester
hours including:

PSYC 4310 - Social Psychology
SOCI 3304 - Social Problems
SOCI 3320 - Cultural Diversity
SOCI 3322 - Introduction to Social Work

Plus 21 semester hours in approved courses from human services,
criminal justice, sociology, and/or psychology.


Justice Administration - Students majoring in Justice Administration must complete
33 semester hours, of which 24 must be upper-level credit. This major available
to B.A.S. and A.A.S. degrees only.

JUAD 3300 - Criminal Law
JUAD 3310 - Criminology
RSWR 3345 - Research Writing Methods

Three hours of Ethics

Three hours from the following:
JUAD 2300 - Administration of Justice
JUAD 3319 - American Legal System

Three hours from the following:
JUAD 3303 - Urban Sociology
JUAD 3320 - Cultural Diversity

Fifteen hours of approved courses from: justice administration, psychology,
sociology, law enforcement, ethics, management or related areas.


Religion - Students majoring in Religion must complete 33 semester hours and must
take courses from each of five separate areas: Biblical, historical, theological, educational,
and practical. Course requirements for each area include the following:

RLGN 0001- Theological Research and Writing Lab
RLGN 1301- Old Testament History
RLGN 1302 - New Testament History
RLGN 4302 - Christian Theology
RLGN 4314 - Biblical Interpretation
RLED/RLGN 4315 - The Christian Ministry

One (three hour) upper-level New Testament elective

One (three hour) upper-level Old Testament elective

Three semester hours from historical area:
RLGN 4307 - Church History
RLGN 4325 - Historical Theology
RLGN 4330 - Baptist History

Three hours from the educational area:
*RLED/RLGN 3309 - Spiritual Formation
RLED 4301 - Survey of Christian Education
RLED 4302 - Church Administration

Six hours from the following:
**RLED/RLGN4361 - Supervised Ministry
**RLED 1301 - Introduction to Baptist Ministry
six hours upper-level religion electives

**Students in the Ministerial Financial Aid program are required to have a major in
Religion or Religious Education. They must take RLED 1301 - Introduction to Baptist
Ministry, RLED/RLGN 3309 - Spiritual Formation and RLGN 4361 - Supervised Ministry


Applied Science - Applied Science is an individualized program
designed to enable students who have previous professional or technical education to work
toward the associate's degree.