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Apply non-academic credit to the completion of a bachelor's degree

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences is unique among all other degrees at SFA in that it allows students to apply non-academic credit to the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Have you earned credits through community college vocational or technical programs, military training, or occupational licensure or certification? If so, you might be just a few semesters away from completing your B.A.A.S.

We offer distance completion options in general business, public administration, industrial technology or communication studies.

Note: You must choose a specific combination of coursework to complete the program fully online.

Learn more about the Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

Biochemistry, BS

The distance biochemistry program provides an alternative to the traditional face-to-face delivery for the Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. Students can switch easily between the distance and the face-to-face deliveries with little to no loss of credit hours. Students will spend only two to three weeks on SFA's campus to complete required labs. For more information, contact the department.

Visit the Biochemistry program page to learn more.

Business Communication and Corporate Education, BBA

Today's business world is looking for employees with communication, education and employee development skills. Our BBA in business communication and corporate education equips students with these increasingly valued skills and prepares them to start their careers in this field. The major includes courses in business communication, training, business law and general business.

Visit the Business Communication and Corporate Education program page to learn more.

Communication studies, BA or BS

Communication is among the most important job skills – and it’s at the heart of every career, from business to science, medicine to education. SFA’s communication studies program strengthens your ability to effectively communicate and lead skillfully in a fast-changing global society.

Learn more about the communication studies degree.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing, BS

Deaf education at SFA dates back nearly 50 years. We have been preparing teachers of the deaf for decades and are thrilled to expand our degree to reach more future educators by offering a fully online bachelor of science in deaf and hard of hearing (commonly known on campus and in the field as deaf education). We would love for you to join us as we learn about the unique learning needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as pedagogical and practical knowledge necessary to individualize instruction across content areas and across all grade levels, EC-12. 

Coursework for this degree can be fully completed as online distance learning. Your field experiences can be completed locally in Regional Day Schools for the Deaf near your location. Paraeducators are welcome.

Please visit the Deaf & Hard of Hearing program webpage or email for additional information.

General Business, BBA

The program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree in business from a two-year institution and are limited by time and distance in their options for completing a BBA. Students who do not have an associate degree may still be able to complete the online BBA. The BBA at SFA is fully accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier international accreditation agency for programs in business.

Visit the General Business program page to learn more.

Human Sciences, BS: Human Development and Family Studies

The Bachelor of Science in human sciences with an emphasis in human development and family studies offers new, returning and transfer students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree online. The program provides an in-depth understanding of growth, change and development of children, adults and families, and integrates a life span, multi-contextual, and family systems approach. This knowledge base has proven to be essential for professional careers and service-oriented professions

Work for this degree can be fully completed as online distance learning, but some classes do require interactive experiences in your local community.

Visit the Human Development and Family Studies program page to learn more.

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS: EC-6 Teacher

We know there are many dedicated students who are unable to pursue traditional campus-based, college careers. Therefore, even though we highly recommend face-to-face courses, we are pleased to offer an online program in order to meet the needs of students unable to attend face-to-face courses. This program is offered for Texas residents only.

Visit the EC-6 program page to learn more.

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS: Middle Level Grades 4-8 Teacher

The middle level grades online completer program provides students with the pedagogical and practical knowledge necessary to become an effective educator for students in grades four through eight. Teacher candidates can specialize in grades four through eight math, English/language arts or social studies. A four through eight generalist certification that certifies teachers to teach the four core subjects in grades four through eight also is available.

Visit the MLG 4-8 program page to learn more.

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS: Special Education Teacher

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in special education and EC-12 special education teacher certification is open to any individual interested in special education who chooses or needs to complete his/her degree online.

Visit the Special Education undergraduate program page to learn more.

Multidisciplinary Studies, BS

Did you know you can design your own major at SFA? The Bachelor of Science in multidisciplinary studies (rechristened B.S. in general studies effective fall 2020) allows you to combine three minors to create your own degree. Do you need online-only classes? Select from SFA’s list of online minors.

Visit the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs' Multidisciplinary Studies page to learn more.

Nursing, BS (RN-BSN track)

The DeWitt School of Nursing encourages nurses who have completed their nursing education in either an associate degree or diploma program to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The RN-BSN online track was established for the student who has previously passed the NCLEX-RN and has current licensure as a registered nurse and wishes to obtain the baccalaureate degree.

Visit the RN-BSN program page to learn more.

Sports Business, BBA

Students will have the flexibility of taking core curriculum courses from other institutions in any format including online, in person, or through virtual technology. The advantage of the Sports Business program is that it allows students flexible options in pursuit of this in-demand degree.

Visit the Sports Business page to learn more.

Sustainability, BA

The Bachelor of Arts in sustainability builds core competencies in sustainability, empowering students to help communities enhance quality of life through "win-win" environmental, economic and socially beneficial initiatives.

Note: You must choose a specific combination of coursework to complete the program fully online.

Visit the Sustainability program page to learn more.

Questions about a specific degree program? Utilize the email address or phone number listed on that program’s individual page.


For general admissions information, use the appropriate contact information below.

Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149
Staff directory
Physical Address: Rusk Building, Room 206

Graduate Admissions
Fax: 936.468.7369
Staff directory
Physical Address: Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 402