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Bachelor of Applied Science

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Online)

Create a degree tailored to your specific goals.

Our bachelor of applied science degree is a flexible online program that provides busy students the opportunity to design a course of study around their academic and professional goals. Take your ambition and passion and strive forward with a degree path as unique as you are.


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To design your degree program, you would complete the core and foundational courses listed below and choose two of the specializations below to customize your degree.

Applied Development SpecializationApplied Development

The Applied Development specialization builds on a foundation in psychology by focusing on developmental processes people experience across the lifespan in real-life settings. This specialization can enhance careers in psychology, counseling, education, childcare, gerontology, or any field related to understanding human behavior.

Business Management SpecializationBusiness Management

As a professional, it’s useful to have a holistic understanding of business. This degree specialization teaches principles and skills you can immediately apply in a range of careers. You will learn how to make critical and ethical business decisions, analyze data, effectively weigh risks and rewards, employ best management and marketing practices, and much more.

Church Administration SpecializationChurch Administration

Looking for a foundation in the skills needed to support the church and church-related organizations in areas such as administration, operations, finances, and church management? The Church Administration specialization will prepare you to focus on how best to manage the unique aspects of faith-based groups.

Computer Science SpecializationComputer Science

Every industry is impacted by the continually accelerating growth of technology, and students in computer and technology majors are no longer faced with the prospect of only working in narrowly defined technological occupations. This specialization provides an introduction to the world of computer science and prepares you for a career as a web designer, information technology consultant, data analyst, system developer, network engineer, software engineer, and game programmer.

Criminology & Justice SpecializationCriminology & Justice

Our criminology and justice program reviews the nature of crime and how society manages and deters criminal activity. Studying for your applied science degree in the criminology department, you’ll learn from those with expert theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the criminal justice system. Courses cover law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and the private/corporate criminal justice sector.

Cyber Security SpecializationCyber Security

The information systems that provide so many benefits are vulnerable to errors and misfortune, and are even, as we know all too well, vulnerable to hostile acts. The cyber security specialization provides a foundation of knowledge and skills to support jobs that help protect the systems we all rely on.

Mass Communication SpecializationCommunication

From mobile photography to social engagement, this concentration teaches you how to master communications in our digital world. Prepare to immerse yourself in the tactical skills and strategic knowledge necessary to get ahead of the competition.

pre-Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (pre-ABSN)Pre-Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (pre-ABSN)

The pre-ABSN specialization is designed for students who are already on-track to enter the Accelerated Bachelors of Nursing (ABSN) program but are in need of additional courses and degree completion. Students in the pre-ABSN program will complete two sets of specialization courses, one set which requires off-site courses coordinated with the assistance of an advisor, and a second set of online courses completed as part of the Bachelors of Applied Science degree.

Professional Writing SpecializationProfessional Writing

The professional writing specialization focuses on the technical aspects of writing as it pertains to the presentation and organization of information in a variety of media formats and professional settings. Gaining a foundation in professional writing can complement almost any career, especially those that value concise language, clear description, and effective communication.

Psychology SpecializationPsychology

You want to understand how the human mind thinks and learns, and how it processes decisions and perceptions. And you want to use that knowledge to ​help others. Whatever your goals, our program and expert faculty will prepare for success in research, continued study, and a career.​

Online Bachelor of Applied Science Curriculum

Flexible online courses taught by experts.

Explore diverse aspects of life, society, and human culture while gaining the knowledge and skills you need to enter the workplace, change careers, or complete academic work that you’ve perhaps started elsewhere. Grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition that makes Loyola distinctive, this general studies degree online provides a solid foundation in critical thinking and values-based decision-making.

AU-ABC Program 

Loyola participates in the Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program available to Active Duty Air Force and Space Force Service members who have completed a CCAF technical degree. Through the AU-ABC program, eligible participants can enroll in Loyola's online bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree program and Loyola will accept up to 60 hours of your CCAF coursework toward the completion of your degree. Learn more


Degree Overview

120 Credits

Bachelor of Applied Science


Loyola's online bachelor of applied science consists of 120 credit hours, which includes:

  • 30 credits of major courses (within 2 different specialization areas)
  • 39 credits of Loyola Core courses
  • 51 credits of general elective courses

Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information about Loyola's bachelor of applied science degree and download a degree worksheet.

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