Seattle Colleges offer bachelor’s degrees that create educational pathways, build on two-year technical degrees, and expand career opportunities.
When compared to traditional bachelor’s degrees, these four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees incorporate more applied, hands-on learning focused on a particular industry and include strong internship components. They often offer credit for prior learning and workplace experience.
Seattle Colleges—Seattle Central College, North Seattle College, and South Seattle College—are committed to providing a wide range of relevant educational opportunities. Today, we offer the following bachelor’s degrees.
The BAS program in Accounting with a focus on International Accounting provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the field of accounting. The degree prepares students for meeting Washington State CPA licensure requirements. Students from accredited business, accounting, and real estate associate degree programs will be qualified to enter the program. This BAS program offers a distinctive advantage by teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to enhance skills relevant to employment in the Seattle area. Graduates will be ready to start a successful career in accounting or international accounting.
The BAS in Application Development prepares graduates for entry-level positions in software development careers by providing industry-relevant applied education in application development. Instruction focuses on current industry trends and the skills needed by software developers and programmers who create and modify general computer application software, mobile applications, or specialized utility programs. A strong emphasis on industry-based projects throughout the program will prepare graduates to meet current and future industry needs and emerging software trends.
The BAS in Applied Behavioral Science is a substantive, human services four-year degree for direct service practitioners. This program is designed for students with a two-year degree in social and human services, child and family studies, interpreting services, or a related degree.
If you are a healthcare professional with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills and a desire to help others, Seattle Central’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health: Community Health and Education program may be right for you. With this degree, you will receive the education and training needed to promote health and prevent disease within communities.
A career as a dental hygienist offers a wide range of challenges. In the dental office, the dentist and the dental hygienist work together to meet the oral health needs of patients. Dental Hygienists are in demand in general dental practices and in specialty practices such as periodontics or pediatric dentistry. Employment opportunities are also found in hospitals, nursing homes, and public health clinics.
The Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree provides an opportunity for students who have completed an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related program to continue their studies and earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The degree provides professional development training for early care and education professionals, allowing them to keep pace with the increasing professionalization of the field. The curriculum is designed to align with accreditation standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Are you an experienced healthcare professional with an associate degree interested in healthcare administration? Seattle Central’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health: Healthcare Services Management program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to advance in this in-demand profession.
The BAS in Hospitality Management gives students who have completed a two-year technical degree or approved associate degree a broad set of competencies in the hospitality industry. Students take classes that explore various positions in the hospitality field, which includes tourism, hotel operations, restaurant management, catering, cruise ships operations, casino operations, and travel. This program focuses on applied management training in the hospitality industry.
The BAS in IT Networking prepares students for high-demand occupations, including computer and network administrators, cloud solutions specialists, and security analysts. The degree emphasizes growing regional demand for employees with advanced certifications and skills including Cisco Certified Network Professionals, programming skills, mobile application security, and cloud-based hybrid environments. Additionally, the BAS program prepares graduates for collaborative, team, and project based skills emphasizing communication, building relationships, problem solving, and plan and structure tasks while considering time and resource allocations.
The BAS in International Business is a pathway for students who have completed a two-year technical degree or approved associate degree. The program leverages existing business and accounting coursework and adds a combination of upper division courses in international business and hands-on learning experiences to prepare graduates to work in the international business industry. Students will complete a practicum as well as an internship, giving them important real world experience and cultural awareness.
This multidisciplinary program is designed for business and accounting students who wish to transition into a rewarding career in property management. The program will cover real estate marketing and leasing, facilities management, institution housing, cost control and revenue management, customer service, fair housing law, and other topics.
If you’re looking for an exciting direct patient care profession, the Respiratory Care program might be right for you! This rigorous bachelor’s degree program combines classroom training with practical, hands-on experience, preparing students to become members of dedicated healthcare teams that treat patients with cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) disorders.
The BAS in Sustainable Building Science Technology prepares students who have a two-year technical degree or approved associate degree to manage high-tech building operations. Classes focus on building functions and project finance with the goal of making facilities more durable, sustainable, efficient, and economical. Graduates will be prepared to work in operations maintenance, capital programs and project management, strategic planning and portfolio management, and/or corporate real estate finance.