Bachelor Degree Programs Overview
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees are designed to enhance the occupational/technical education provided by an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree program. Where the AAS or AAT degree prepares students in technical disciplines, GMC's BAS degree programs are designed to prepare students for career advancement opportunities and supervisory and management roles in their technical or occupational field.
GMC offers a BAS in Business Management, a BAS in Supervision and Management, a BAS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, and a BAS in Healthcare Management (new in Fall 2020). The Business Management degree program is designed for students who have earned a business/management related AAS degree or have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in a business or management field. The Supervision and Management degree program is designed for students who have earned a non- business/management AAS degree or those that have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in a non-business related technical field. The Supply Chain Management and Logistics degree program is designed for students who have earned a business, management information systems, operations management, supply chain, or logistics related AAS degree or have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in one of those fields. The BAS in Healthcare Management degree program (NEW) is designed for students who have earned a healthcare related AAS degree or have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in a healthcare-related field. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program (COMING SOON! - planned implementation in Winter 2021 pending SACSCOC approval) will be for students having a criminal justice or emergency management-related AAS degree or have the requisite technical/occupational coursework in a criminal justice or emergency management-related field.
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Program FAQs
1. Q. What can I do with a BAS degree?
A. Whatever your technical area of expertise, this degree will help prepare you to be a manager or supervisor within your field. For example, if you have an AAS in electronics technology, earning a BAS in Supervision and Management can provide you with the knowledge needed to advance into a maintenance manager’s position or operate your own electrical contractor business.
2. Q. Why should I be interested in the BAS program?
A. Organizations and businesses are seeking skilled managers and supervisors. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in business management and supervision can help those in the job market attain those skills. In addition, current employees who earned an AAS or AAT degree oftentimes find themselves in need of a bachelor’s degree in order to advance or get a desired promotion. The BAS degree can be the solution to these dilemmas by allowing you to build on your technical degree to earn a bachelor’s in Business Management, Supervision and Management, or Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Traditionally, bachelor degrees make students more marketable, and oftentimes they open doors to higher earning potential.
3. Q. Will all my AAS/AAT course credits transfer?
A. Students discover that most of their AAS/AAT course credits will not transfer into a traditional Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. However, with GMC’s BAS degrees, most courses will transfer, and in many cases, students find that all courses transfer. It is important to keep in mind that the BAS degree has been created for and is tailored to fit the needs of AAS/AAT graduates. GMC does a thorough review of the AAS/AAT coursework and works in conjunction with experts in those fields from accredited technical colleges to make sure that every course that can transfer, in fact, does. Additionally, GMC currently maintains nineteen transfer agreements with technical colleges in order to facilitate a smooth transfer of academic credits between institutions. Click here to learn more about these transfer agreements. With that being said, students may be required to complete some additional courses to meet GMC's degree requirements.
4. Q. If I have an AAS/AAT degree, how long will it take to complete the BAS degree?
A. As with all degree programs, this varies; however, five to six quarters if full-time. The number of quarters will vary based upon the number of your AAS/AAT course credits that transfer into the degree program, as well as how many courses students wish to take per term.
5. Q. What are the admission requirements to get into this program?
A. Your AAS or AAT degree is all you need! NOTE: The Associate of Applied Science in General Studies and the Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies do not qualify for the BAS degree programs.
6. Q. Is this program online or face-to-face?
A. All three BAS degree programs are offered both online and face-to-face. The BAS in Business Management and the BAS in Supervision and Management degree programs are offered at GMC's Augusta, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Milledgeville, and Online campuses. Additionally, the BAS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics degree program is offered at GMC's Augusta, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Milledgeville, Online, and Warner Robins campuses.
7. Q. For which degree program am I eligible?
A. If your AAS/AAT degree is in a business related field, you would qualify for the BAS in Business Management. The Supervision and Management degree program is designed for students who have earned an AAS or AAT degree in a technical/occupational non-business related program. The Supply Chain Management and Logistics degree program is designed for students who have earned an AAS degree in a business, computer information systems, supply chain, or logistics-related program.
8. What do I need to do to get started?
A. The first thing you will need to do is visit the Georgia Military College website at www.gmc.edu. The apply now button in the top-right corner will link you to the online web application. You will also need to make arrangements to have your official AAS/AAT degree transcripts sent to Georgia Military College from your institution. You may also call 478-387-4950.
GMC-TV: Patrick Fackler is GMC-Augusta's first BAS Graduate
Patrick Fackler is Georgia Military College's first Bachelor of Applied Science Graduate at our Augusta campus. He received his degree in Business Management while juggling his career as the Operations Leader at Textron Specialized Vehicles in Augusta.