The Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.S.) offers career advancement opportunities to people who have earned an A.A.S., A.A.T., or other career associate degrees at a technical college. Students who have earned career associate degrees at Clayton State University or at other regionally accredited institutions can bridge smoothly into the B.A.S. program with little or no loss of credit. To complete the B.A.S. at Clayton State, students will take additional general education classes and advanced courses appropriate to their fields and career interests. The B.A.S. can be earned in four semesters of full time study, or students can attend part-time. Courses are offered in online, partial online, and classroom formats.