Bachelor of Applied Science, B.A.S.


Military and civilian students alike choose the Bachelor 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 12 credit hours for qualified work experience and training, and they can learn in a positive, faith-based environment. Wayland even works to accommodate the difficulties of obtaining transcripts by offering a grace term, which allows students to begin coursework before being granted formal acceptance in some instances.

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 School

WBU recognizes that education occurs in many places, even outside the classroom. The Bachelor of Applied Science is an accredited degree completion program which allots up to 12 credit hours for approved work experience with additional credit possible for formal training, such as the completion of any Texas police academy program. 

Below are the majors available for the B.A.S. degree.  However, there are many more majors available.  Wayland constructs a degree plan just for you using  your technical or military training.


The B.A.S. required 124 semester hours.  Credit is given for technical or military training, and work experience.   36 semester hours are required for the  major program.  18 hours must be upper-level hours.  

General Education Core Course Requirements

Course Requirements Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, 1302 6
HIST 1303, 1304, 2301, 2302 6
**Math 1304 or higher 3
Science 3
Math / Science / Language (any combination) 6
POLS 2301 3
COMS 1301,1303, 2302, 2303 3
COSC 2311 3
*RLGN 1301 or 1303 and  1302 or 1304 6
UNIV 1100 1
Total 43

*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.