Associate of Applied Science, A.A.S.


Students choose the Associate of Applied Science at Wayland because of its immense flexibility. Courses and programs are available both online and face-to-face, and the WBU external campuses offer four, 11-week terms each year.

Students can earn up to 4 credit hours for qualified work experience and training, and they can learn in a positive, faith-based environment. Wayland also allows students to begin coursework before being granted formal acceptance in some instances, if acquiring official transcripts proves difficult.

Our United States service men and women are welcome at Wayland, with many campuses located on or near military bases. We have been designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an honor only bestowed upon the top 15 percent of universities, colleges, and trades schools “doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.” Military Friendly Schools

WBU recognizes that education occurs in many places, even outside the classroom. The Associate of Applied Science is an accredited associate’s degree which allots up to 4 credit hours for approved work experience and is designed to help track students directly into Wayland’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program with no loss of credit.

Course Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science requires 64 semester hours.  31 of these hours are in general education and 33 semester hours are for an approved major.  18 hours of this degree must be completed at Wayland.  The approved majors are listed below.

  • Applied Science
  • Business Administration
  • Human Services
  • Justice Administration
  • Religion

General Education Core Course Requirements

Course Requirements Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, 1302 6
HIST 1303, 1304, 2301, 2302 3
**Math 1304 or higher 3
Math / Science / Language (any combination) 6
POLS 2301 3
COMS 1301,1303, 2302, 2303 3
*RLGN 1301 or 1302 3
UNIV 1100 1
Total 31

*Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301, Old Testament History, or RLGN 1302, New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist universities. In no case will either of these two courses be accepted if they were taken by correspondence. The School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy.

**Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300 or above may be used.

@Must be taken within first year of enrollment.