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Program Chair, BAAS In Applied Administration
Karen Kaser
Karen C. Kaser, Ph.D.
Office: One Main Bldg. 603-South

Academic Advisor II, BAAS in Applied Administration
Kei Shay Tones
Kei Shay Tones
Office: One Main Bldg. 603-South

BAAS in Applied Administration


studentThe Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Administration (BAAS-AA) is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop competencies, skills, and the foundation preparation for promotion to administrative and supervisory positions in organizations. Students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that includes an integrated block of workforce development technical/occupational courses that develops skills/knowledge needed for employment.

The BAAS-AA program is located in the UH-Downtown Catalog. You can keep track of the courses you have taken using the BAAS-AA program guide.

Applied Administration Scholarship

BAAS-AA General Scholarship Information

BAAS-AA Scholarship Application

Academic Award Winners


Student Spotlight

Kenneth Smith a BAAS-AA Graduate earns a Master of Science Degree from Texas A & M

BAAS-AA Graduate Earns Master of Science Degree

Kenneth Smith was among the first students who declared into the BAAS in Applied Administration program in Fall 2010.  Smith excelled through the BAAS-AA program and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Fall 2011 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.  The BAAS-AA program allowed Smith to transfer and apply a significant number of credits from both the AAS and AA degrees toward the BAAS in Applied Administration degree.  According to Smith, the BAAS-AA helped him earn a promotion and was a springboard to graduate school.  He began a Master of Science in Technology Management program at Texas A&M-Commerce in Spring 2012 and graduated Spring 2014 with a 3.58 GPA. 

BAAS in Applied Administration

To be admitted to the BAAS-AA program the student must hold an AAS degree from a community college. The following categories of courses must be completed for the degree. Students may transfer up to 78 hours from the community college to meet the BAAS-AA degree requirements. These hours include the 42-hour state-mandated Texas Common Core and 36 hours of the courses required for the technical major of the AAS degree.

Category Semester Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Requirements 42
Courses in Technical Major from AAS Degree 36
Requirements Applied Administration Major 30
Prescribed Electives 9
Free Upper Division Electives--No UHD College of Business Courses 3

All students must complete the following core of courses.

Prefix and Number Applied Administration Core SCH
AA 3301 Professional Ethics 3
AA 3302 Administrative Communication 3
AA 3303 Information Technology Administration 3
AA 3304 Budgeting for Administrators 3
AA 3305 Human Resources for Administrators 3
AA 3306 Decision Making Skills for Administrators 3
AA 3307 Administrative Leadership 3
AA 3308 Negotiation and Mediation 3
AA 3310 Administering Organizational Change 3
AA 4305 Project Administration 3

All students must select three of the following courses.

Prefix and Number Prescribed Elective Courses
(Select 3 for 9 SCH)
AA 4301 Administering Budgets and Cost Centers 3
AA 4303 Economics for Administrators 3
AA 4306 Administration of Technological Resources 3
AA 4307 Network Security Administration 3
AA 4308 Global Economic Environment 3
AA 4380 Field Experience in Applied Administration 3
AA 4390 Special Topics in Applied Administration 3
AA 4399 Directed Study in Applied Administration 3
PSY 3301 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
POLS 4319 Non-Profit Organizations in American Society 3

Through completion of the BAAS-AA program, the student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge in the areas of supervision and leadership, human resources, budgeting, interpersonal communication skills, change management, program planning and evaluation, information systems and development of technology for use in organizational processes. These courses will provide the skills and knowledge for upward mobility into supervisory and administrative positions. Courses will be offered online, hybrid, and face to face. This will give students who are working and/or have families the flexibility to design a schedule that will fit their needs.


For additional information about the program or questions, please contact the BAAS-AA Program Office at 713-223-7992 or send an e-mail to




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