Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) Degrees

Seattle Central is one of several community and technical colleges in Washington state that offer Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. Historically, community colleges have offered only two-year degrees. However, in a growing number of fields, a bachelor's degree is the minimum level of education required to obtain employment. In response, Seattle Central has developed four–year programs that build on certain Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees currently offered and provide workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four–year degrees at universities, applied bachelor's degrees incorporate more hands–on learning focused on a particular industry. They are designed with strong internship components and often offer credit for prior learning and workplace experience.

For details on applying to BAS degrees, please see our webpage.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Behavioral Science

Seattle Central now offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Applied Behavioral Science. This degree creates a continuing educational and professional pathway for students who already have a technical two-year degree such as an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate in Technical Arts (A.T.A.), or Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) in Social and Human Services, Child and Family Studies, Interpreter Training, or a related human services degree. It is designed specifically for people in the human services professions such as:

√ social services
√ early childhood education / child welfare 
√ chemical dependency counseling
√ family support services
√ public / community health 
√ prevention and early intervention
√ interpreting / translation services

For questions, please email Melissa Martinez directly.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health

Seattle Central offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Allied Health. Students can choose from two tracks:  Respiratory Care or Dental Hygiene. In addition, two new "tracks" of study will be added later this year: Healthcare Services Management and Community Health and Education. Information on the programs, including entry requirements and curriculum can be found on the Allied Health Division’s website:

Other Bachelor of Applied Science degree options

In addition to the two Bachelor of Applied Science degrees offered by Seattle Central College, qualifying international students can also transfer into other Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs offered by the Seattle Colleges District. For more information about these programs, please click here.