Bachelor's Degree

About the Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program

Penn LPS Online’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences is an accredited degree designed for working adults and other nontraditional students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree and want to pursue an online Ivy League education in the liberal arts. With a variety of online Ivy League courses and degree concentrations to choose from, you can tailor an educational experience that fits your personal and professional goals. Our online curriculum also integrates professional and academic opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills they develop through their coursework.

Learn more about what this program entails by viewing the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree requirements.

The intended primary audience for the BAAS is those who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. The BAAS is not appropriate for those with advanced degrees. Penn LPS Online offers certificate programs for those who want to focus on a particular area of study. Penn LPS offers graduate degree programs in a number of subject areas, as well as a post-baccalaureate program for those looking to take individual courses.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentrations

Virtual information session

Watch a video of a recent virtual information session to hear from the program and enrollment teams about the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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Two pathways lead to admission to the online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. The standard admission process includes a review of your previous transcripts with a focus on the most recent coursework. Alternately, you can “prove your way in” through our Gateway Program by successfully completing four designated gateway courses Penn LPS Online courses with a minimum GPA requirement to demonstrate your ability and commitment to academic success.

Whether you already have an associate degree, some college, a high school diploma, or GED, Penn LPS Online makes an online Ivy League experience accessible to you.

Flexible and career-focused

Our online Ivy League courses offer flexible and accelerated schedules, high-impact learning, and the experience that both students and employers value. In the online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, you choose the academic path that best fits your personal and professional goals.

Learn about the BAAS course blocks
The BAAS program features course blocks to help students fulfill the requirements for their degree concentration.
Prove Your Way In
Explore the Gateway Program, our alternative to the standard admissions process for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

BAAS career outcomes 2023 survey results

  • Total graduates (August 2022, December 2022, May 2023): 59 students
  • Knowledge rate: 100%
  • Full-time employment: 49/59 (83.1%)
  • Continuing education:  2/59 (3.3%)
  • Seeking employment: 2/59 (3.3%)
  • Seeking continuing education: 2/59 (3.3%)
  • Part-time employment: 0
  • Volunteering: 1/59 (1.6%)
  • Military: 1/59 (1.6%)
  • Not seeking: 2/59 (3.3%)
  • N/A: 0
Position Title Industry
Research assistant Education
Real estate agent/transaction coordinator Real estate
Patient engagement coordinator Community and social services
Chief information officer Information technology
Assistant director of marketing technology Education
Owner Entrepreneurship
Neuroimaging data analyst Healthcare
Research specialist C Healthcare
Team liaison Real estate/construction
Senior manager, programs Product/project management
Data scientist Information technology
Consultant/Founder Entrepreneurship
Project executive Energy/natural resources
Founder and head Nonprofit
Coordinator Education
Logistics and shipping coordinator Product/project management
District sales manager Product/project management
Per diem dental hygienist Healthcare services
Flight attendant Transportation
Senior support technical specialist Informational technology
Manufacturing operations analyst Aerospace
Lab technician Healthcare services
Associate director of data and integration services Data and analytics
Interest rate risk analyst Finance
Navy supply corps officer Military
Associate director of guest services Education
IT support specialist Information technology
Executive, digitalization office Government
Volunteer manager Nonprofit
Merchandise planner Consumer products
Software engineer Information technology
Data analyst Information technology
Financial coordinator Healthcare services
Project supervisor Consumer products
Registered dental hygienist Education
Registered dental hygienist Education
R&D associate scientist Nonprofit
Welfare fraud investigator Government
Data scientist Nonprofit
Senior mobile developer Information technology
Customer support engineer Information technology
Multicultural marketing associate Marketing/advertising
RS intern N/A
Product development Information technology
Foreign services officer Defense
Intern Government
CEO Information technology
Senior vice president, people and culture Human resources
Stylist Entrepreneurship
Freelance translator Entrepreneurship
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