BAAS in Professional Studies

In as little as 18 months* and for just $230 per credit hour, earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Professional Studies at Texas Woman’s.

Program features

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  • Combine with your associate of applied sciences for bachelor’s degree completion
  • Enjoy a seamless credit transfer experience by transferring previous college or technical institution credit
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • The multidisciplinary approach makes this the perfect degree for students interested in developing expertise in more than one discipline or career objective
  • Gain valuable leadership skills needed to step into multiple career paths and graduate-level disciplines
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Scholarship recipients receive in-state tuition
  • Hybrid program format
    • Courses offered in person or online providing you the flexibility needed to earn a degree while working and balancing family life
    • In-person classes take place on TWU’s Denton campus

*Time to complete attending classes full-time (12 or more credit hours). Time to complete may be longer based on your credits or class load. TWU allows you to complete this degree at your own pace.
Cost per credit may be higher depending on the class discipline. View our tuition estimator to calculate cost of attendance.

Why Texas Woman’s?

Gain valuable skills employers are looking for

Today's employers look for well-rounded employees with many of the skills enhanced in TWU's BAAS in Professional Studies program, including: 

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

Minor and certificate opportunities

This program offers multidisciplinary studies and business minors to further enhance your degree. Minors include:

  • General Science
  • Global Studies
  • Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Racial and Ethnic Studies
  • Religious Studies (TBA)
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Business Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

Or choose a certificate in the following:

  • Leadership
  • Science, Society and Sustainability

Career assessment tools

Assessments are a great way to begin your career exploration, and you can get started right here with your choice of assessment tools available on the web. To gain a better understanding of who you are, it is recommended that you take several kinds of assessments and compare the results.

The assessments we have reviewed and listed below are free. On the web, assessment tools run the gamut from personality tests to inventories of your skills and values.


Interests help understand career planning. Career interests are different than abilities or skills. However, people tend to be attracted to activities that they enjoy and are interested in, which then allows the development of skills and abilities.

Personality Assessment

The term “personality” refers to a person’s patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Some aspects of personality are useful in thinking about career development. Click on the link to view and take five different personality tests.


Skills are learned behaviors and abilities. Many different types of skills are relevant to career development, such as work content/technical skills, self-management/personal growth skills, and leadership skills.

TWU is devoted to transfer student success

At Texas Woman’s, more than half of our undergraduate students start their education at a community college or other four-year university and transfer to TWU. We offer small class sizes, a welcoming environment and an easy transfer process. Our collaboration with the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC) allows for pathways leading to a BAAS 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

A private school education at a public school price

At TWU, we believe in a quality education that is affordable and accessible. This is why we offer more than $15 million in scholarships annually, including many just for transfer students. Most students are able to maintain their scholarships for up to two years.

TWU also ranks high in keeping costs low and education quality high:

  • No. 2 in the state for adding value to a student’s earning potential, according to The Economist Magazine
  • 9th among all Texas public universities at keeping college costs down, according to College for All Texans

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

TWU believes in opening doors for students

Career Connections Center

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. Career Connections services are available to you for life after graduation.

Sign up for Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database, through Career Connections to fast-track your job search.

Alumni Engagement

As a TWU student, you can sign up for Pioneer Network with Alumni Engagement using a new profile or linking your existing LinkedIn account.

Pioneer Network gives you instant access to Texas Woman’s alumni in your academic area who have committed to helping students with resumes, internships or mentoring opportunities. In addition, Pioneer Network allows you to connect with current TWU students who, like you, are interested in growing their professional network, sharing best practices and getting together for study groups.

TWU does more to build women leaders

The U.S. saw a record number of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies in 2019. However, that record-high number was still only 6.6%. TWU is working to help change the disproportionately low number of women in leadership positions.

With more than 100 years of experience educating women, 70% of our faculty and staff being women and a 7th (tied) place ranking among US universities for diversity, TWU aims to increase female diversity and leadership roles on campus and in our communities.

Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

As a TWU student, you also have access to the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The Institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Through its three specialized centers, we ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful C-suite executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office. Centers under the Institute include:

Program requirements

The BAAS in Professional Studies is 120 total semester credit hours. You will complete:

  • Between 15-45 hours of technical coursework toward an Associate of Applied Science degree/certificate program as well as an additional 12 hours of college coursework, all from a previous institution of higher learning (this is required to begin with the BAAS degree at TWU)
  • 42-44 credit hours toward the Texas Core Curriculum
  • 18 hours in a professional development concentration
  • 18 hours in a multidisciplinary minor or certificate program
  • 3 hours in the MDS 4003 Multidisciplinary Studies Capstone Course (requirement starting in the 24-25 catalog)”
  • Any additional electives up to 120 hours

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

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
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

Kenyatta Y. Dawson, PhD
Program Director, General Studies/Professional Studies
CFO 1207B

Vicki Jennings
Academic Advisor
CFO 1201
Schedule an appointment with Vicki

For eligibility questions contact:

TWU Office of Admissions

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