AA/AS General Studies (Self-Designed)
The AA/AS in General Studies degree is designed for students who would like to earn a foundation of general education and transfer to a baccalaureate program. Students complete 37 credits of general education and can choose courses from each category in the menu below. In consultation with an advisor, students choose 23 credits of elective courses that will help them to prepare for the bachelor's degree of their choice.
Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
Satisfy the General Education requirements of MSU Billings
Earn a C- or better in all General Education requirements
A minimum of 20 semester credits with 40 grade points must be earned at MSU Billings
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is available to students with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. If a student has earned an AAS degree from a regionally accredited institution, he or she may enroll on the main campus of MSU Billings (or the other four units within the Montana University System to complete Academic Foundations requirements) and take upper division credits in existing areas of study which will complement the student's AAS credits already earned. The transferability of the AAS courses will be determined course by course. Students anticipating transferring are encouraged to consult with their advisor and check the requirement of the institution into which they plan to transfer.