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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) - Information Technology

Information Systems



The Mission of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) program is to provide students with a background in information technology from community colleges and technical schools as well as those working within the field of information technology a means to complete a bachelor's degree, in a timely manner, to equip them for a successful career in information technology and a path for career advancement.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Information Technology is intended primarily for persons who have a significant amount of technical/vocational training coupled with work experience and need to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in order to advance in their careers. Other types of training may qualify in the technical/vocational area such as courses of study taken as part of an associate degree program or military training. These alternative types of technical/vocational training are evaluated by our staff on a case-by-case basis.


  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications


  • Degree completion program
  • Program geared to support job opportunities within the region
  • Internship opportunties
  • Career Services integrated within the College of Business
  • Advising integrated within the College of Business


Information Technology
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 3 Years
Presence of students On-campus and on-line
Total number of enrolled students 51
Tuition and fees per year 4300.00 USD
Scholarships available Yes



A study of voice and data communications technologies, concepts, and applications, including communications terminology, hardware, software, protocols, and managerial issues in data and voice communications.  Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software, and transmission facilities, design integration, selection and implementation of communications solutions.  In addition, students will explore the current and future impact and direction of these technologies.  Lab fee $15. Course Fee $15. Undergraduate Catalog. 


Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major non-relational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: BCIS 3332 or BCIS 3333 or approval of department head. Lab fee $2.



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Dr. Schuessler is the Associate Dean of the College of Business at Tarleton State University. Previously serving as the Deparment Head for Marketing and Computer Information Systems, Dr. Schuessler teaches undergradaute and graduate classes in networking, and graduate classes in e-business and the MS-IS capstone course. His research interests revolve about computer security, data breaches, and information systems security effectiveness.