ABERDEEN, Wash. - Grays Harbor College says they are exploring the possibility of offering a Bachelors of Applied Science degree. The Community college in Aberdeen is asking for help to determine which major to offer.
A survey also asks the community for help to define the specific competencies employers look for, and to help the college assess demand by employers for a Bachelors degree program in the Twin Harbors area.
The State will authorize a BAS degree as an extension of one of the programs they currently offer if there is an active labor market to support the degree.
The College said they could potentially develop a BAS program in the following areas:
Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Energy Technology, Human Services, Natural Resources, Entrepreneurship
This means that GHC could offer a business or accounting degree, a management degree (for profit/not for profit), leadership and development, public administration, energy science, or natural resources (wood product science and related chemistry).
GHC would not be able to offer a BA degree in a program area for which there is currently no two-year degree option, for example English or veterinary science.