The 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 University of Houston-Downtown Catalog. You can keep track of the courses you have taken using the BAAS-AA program guide.
The UHD BAAS-AA degree is an exceptional program in that it integrates with AAS, enabling students to earn a four-year degree with a minimal loss of AAS credit hours.
Students may transfer up to 78 hours from an accredited community college or university.
The BAAS-AA degree is completely online, and is a very flexible program. With a focus on building effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills, program courses include:
- Human Resources
- Administrative Communication
- Change Management
- Decision Making Skills
- Negotiation & Mediation
- Information Systems
- Project Administration
A concentration in Safety Management, in partnership with Engineering Technology, is available through the BAAS-AA degree program.
The BAAS-AA degree will help you move into a leadership or supervisory position in your field of specialization.
Here are a few examples of possible positions:
- Database Administrator
- Healthcare Administrator
- Industrial Safety Trainer
- IT Administrator
- Legal Office Administrator
- Loss Control Specialist
For additional information about the program or questions, please contact the University College Advising Center at 713-223-7992 or send an e-mail to