Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Project Management (BAS)

NWFSC is approved by the State of Florida Board of Education to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Project Management (BAS). The BAS degree in Project Management offers students a unique opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for career advancement in a variety of areas. Program content has been developed with input from local employers and is reflective of traditional business management degrees, as well as of the technical skills identified by various professional organizations.

There are four pre-planned areas of emphasis in the BAS program. Areas of specialization include:

  • Acquisitions
  • Project Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Technology Management

The BAS program provides a career-ladder for students who have already completed an associate's degree and who wish to continue their education at the bachelor's level or, beginning students may design a program of study for the degree as early as the freshman year if they have not yet obtained an associate's degree.

In addition to the 36-credit general education requirement (1000 and 2000 level courses) for a baccalaureate degree, students build upon their associate's degree coursework to complete a comprehensive 120-credit curriculum. The junior and senior-level curriculum (3000 and 4000 level courses) consists of a 27-credit core and 15-33 credits of emphasis and elective courses.

Coursework for the degree is designed with the working student in mind and is offered with classes available evenings, weekends, in concentrated fast-track terms, through eCampus/Distance Learning or structured as "blended/hybrid" classes (part traditional classroom and part non-traditional format). Coursework incorporates internships, seminars, and other work-based learning activities designed to ensure students acquire the latest skills and content. Students receive the full range of articulation and transfer rights guaranteed by Florida law through common course numbering and the statewide articulation agreement.