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BAAS in Professional Studies

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Earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Professional Studies with a Concentration in Professional Development

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Professional Studies program is designed for students transferring to TWU from community colleges or technical institutions. In this program, you will take courses from multiple academic disciplines to complete the Texas core curriculum. Our multidisciplinary approach makes this the perfect degree for students interested in developing expertise in more than one discipline or career objective. 

Courses are offered in person or online, providing you with the flexibility needed to earn a degree while working and balancing family life.

Concentration Area Courses

Additional courses will be added in Fall 2019.

Minors and Certificates

You may choose to minor in interdisciplinary studies or business, and we offer certificate programs in leadership as well as science, society and sustainability.

Degree Requirements

Visit our catalog page for a full list of degree requirements and a plan of study.

  • Must have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of WECM courses and 12 hours of academic courses from the community college in order to choose this degree program.
  • Must complete the Texas Core Requirements (42 hours).
  • Must complete Global Perspectives (3 hours).
  • Must complete 18 hours of Professional Development Concentration Area Courses (All 3000-4000 level with grades of C or better).
  • Must complete 18 hours of Interdisciplinary Studies minor or Certificate program. (Must have at least 12 hours of 3000-4000 level courses with grades of C or better).
  • Must complete a 3 hour professional studies capstone course.
  • Must have 36 advanced credit hours.
  • Other courses as needed to reach 120.00 hours for graduation.
  • Minimum GPA required is 2.0

Why TWU?

TWU is devoted to transfers

More than half of our student body transfers from other universities and community colleges. Our collaboration with the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC) allows for pathways leading to a BAAS in Professional Studies with the following community college partners:

  • Collin College
  • Dallas County Community Colleges
  • Hill College
  • North Central Texas College
  • Tarrant County College
  • Trinity Valley College
  • Tyler Junior College

Texas Woman’s also ranks 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A private school education at a public school price

Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high:

  • We are No. 2 in the state for adding value to student’s earning potential, according to The Economist Magazine.
  • We rank 4th among all Texas public universities at keeping total college costs down, according to College for All Texans.

For a breakdown of cost of attendance, check out our Tuition and Fees Estimator.

TWU does more to build women leaders

More than 70 percent of our faculty and staff across the university are women. While our faculty prepare you to tackle the male-dominated professional workforce, our outreach staff work closely with employers to bring networking and employment opportunities to campus.

TWU believes in opening doors for its students

The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. The Career Center has also implemented Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database that works to fast-track your job search.

Marketable Skills

  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Networking
  • Creativity
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076


For more information about the BAAS in Professional Studies Degree, contact Brandie Golleher, Director of Academic Initiatives, at or by calling 940-898-3850.

Page last updated 2:48 PM, August 26, 2019