Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Bringing the Ivy League experience to you

Penn LPS Online’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program is a fully online accredited bachelor’s degree designed for working adults and other nontraditional students who want to pursue an Ivy League education. Whether you already have some college, a high school diploma or GED, the BAAS will help you pursue academic excellence through a curriculum grounded in the arts and sciences. Through this innovative curriculum, you will broaden your personal horizons and prepare for professional and academic success.

  • Complete Ivy League online courses conveniently, without traveling to and from campus
  • Engage in hands-on learning and high levels of interaction with faculty experts and peers
  • Demonstrate essential workplace skills like critical thinking and effective communication
  • Explore an intensive, highly collaborative online learning experience
  • Enroll via standard application process or “prove your way in” through our gateway courses, designed to demonstrate academic commitment and provide a foundation for future studies

Applications open on September 12

Penn LPS Online certificates and courses will be open to high school and college graduates beginning in September 2018. The BAAS degree program will begin accepting applications on September 12, 2018, and officially launch in fall 2019.

BAAS Degree requirements

  • BAAS foundational requirements are courses that help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand and solve complex problems, the skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and appreciation for diverse cultures and traditions.
  • Students in the BAAS degree focus their studies in concentrations to tailor their undergraduate education to specific personal, professional and academic goals. Concentrations are built by combining certificates or clusters of four courses. There is a progression in each cluster from introductory-level courses to higher-level courses so that students develop skills and knowledge with greater complexity as they go.
  • Concentrations typically coincide with the courses required for one or more Penn LPS Online certificates, so students may earn credentials on their way to a degree.
  • Throughout the degree, students build an e-portfolio. This digital collection of materials from the student’s coursework is a powerful tool to ensure that academic studies are aligned with professional, personal and academic goals.
  • Minimal residency requirements provide students with a minimum of two on-campus experiences that best fit into their schedules.

LPS Online

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu