Bachelor of Applied Studies
With Clarke University’s CareerPLUS Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree, you can build on college credit you’ve already earned and personalize your degree experience—choosing courses that fit your future goals and interests.
Now available 100% online, we've built our CareerPLUS BAS degree for busy adults who need to keep work, family, and other commitments while furthering their education. As you become part of our Clarke community, you’ll succeed by surrounding yourself with expert instructors, supportive staff, and career-focused classmates.
Get more details about admissions requirements, the courses you’ll take, how to save time and money with transfer credits, and your next steps.
According to one recent estimate, 36 million Americans have taken some college courses without earning a degree, including nearly 350,000 in Iowa alone.* That's why we’ve specifically designed Clarke’s CareerPLUS BAS degree for:
*Source: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2019
Clarke’s CareerPLUS BAS degree is as unique as you are. Start by transferring in credit you’ve earned previously so you only take the courses you need. Then, you’ll pick all your own classes based on your personal and professional goals and interests. Regardless of what courses you choose, you can expect to graduate with:
To better meet busy adults where they are, Clarke’s CareerPLUS BAS degree is now available 100% online. No matter where you access your coursework, you’ll benefit from:
Personal attention from faculty who have work experience in the fields they teach
Practical course content you can apply immediately to your life and work
Curriculum developed with help from local employers and economic leaders
Our Pathways provide you direction when it comes to choosing your classes. An enrollment coach can help you determine which Pathway is right for you.
A bachelor’s degree can be the key to expanding your professional opportunities.
require bachelor’s degrees than associate degrees, on average
with salaries of $65,000+ have a bachelor's
Even as an online student, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you feel like a valued member of our Clarke CareerPLUS community—because that’s what you are.
Having easy access to a variety of resources is key to your success. As an online student, you’re only a few clicks or keystrokes away from Clarke’s library, tech support, academic advising, and more.
You may take classes online, but you’ll never be alone. From enrollment coaches who help you enroll, to success coaches who touch base regularly, to faculty and staff who make time to listen, a “Clarkie” is always by your side.
When striving to achieve your life goals, there is no better motivation than to have people who believe in you and who truly care about every aspect of your life. Clarke gives you that.
- Allison S., Clarke graduate