Bachelor of Applied Science Programs

Yakima Valley College offers students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in a variety of academic disciplines.

YVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science programs are designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. This pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree.

Degree Options

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Agricultural Science

The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Agricultural Sciences (BASAG) is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and seek a pathway to advance their education by pursuing a four-year degree. The program is offered in a hybrid format and classes take place in the evening two times per week with continued instruction and interaction online. The BASAG program follows a cohort model and accepts students on an annual basis each fall.
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Business Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management (BASM) is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and seek a pathway to an application-oriented four-year degree. Classes are offered during the evening, with each class occurring one time per week for two hours. The BASM program accepts students on an annual basis each fall.
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Dental Hygiene

The curriculum in the Dental Hygiene, BAS program consists of six quarters of professional education and clinical experience preceded by a demanding program of prerequisite courses. A bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene is earned upon graduation. The Dental Hygiene curriculum includes general education, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, and dental hygiene sciences.
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Bridge to Dental Hygiene

The Bridge Program offers Registered Dental Hygienists who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Dental Hygiene (BASDH). Graduates of Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved Dental Hygiene programs are eligible to apply for the YVC BAS-DH Bridge Program.
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IT Networking – System Administration

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking – System Administration (BASIT) degree is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. Classes are offered during the evening, with each class occurring one time per week for two hours.  The BASIT program accepts students on a quarterly basis.
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Teacher Education

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education at YVC integrates rigorous applied curriculum and residency experience. The BAS Teacher Education program prepares individuals for a Washington State Teacher Certificate in Elementary Education (K-8) with additional optional endorsements in English Language Learner (ELL) and Early Childhood Education (ECE).
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