Jun 25, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Baccalaureate Degrees

The information on this page relates to all of the applied bachelor’s degrees listed in this catalog and on the following pages.

Highline’s baccalaureate degree programs provide a pathway to earn a four-year credential. Programs include

Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science in Youth Development  

Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics  

Bachelor of Applied Science in Global Trade & Logistics  

Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Design  

Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care (Entry to Profession)   

Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Learning (Early Childhood Education)  

Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching  

General Degree Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 180 college-level credits (courses numbered 100 or above);
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative college-level GPA;
  • Completion of at least 46 of the total required credits at Highline with a minimum 2.0 GPA (known as the residency credit requirement;
  • Any course taken in the BAS degrees must be a D (1.0 GPA) or better;
  • Students must have a total of 60 credits of general education courses to be awarded the BAS.

Exceptions to General Requirements

There are no exceptions to the first two bulleted items above. Exceptions to the general graduation requirements must be approved by the Graduation Review Board for all degrees. This process includes submitting a petition to the registrar outlining the exception requested and the reasons for the request. The petition should be submitted with an “Application for Graduation/Request for Graduation” form approximately two quarters before the planned graduation. Decisions of the Graduation Review Board are final.

Non-Traditional Credits

Highline awards non-traditional credit for prior learning or prior learning assessment. Credit may be awarded for work completed in private study, at non-accredited institutions, or for certification/training. Credit is awarded through examination, evaluation of certification/training, or submission of portfolio or other form of assessment. For more information, go to www.pla.highline.edu.

Transfer Credits

The transferability of certificates or courses from other institutions is not guaranteed and must meet the applicable transfer guidelines of Highline College. Transferability will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • For credits from other institutions, meet with a faculty advisor or the program director for an initial unofficial transcript review.
  • For an official review, submit a Transcript Evaluation request and an official transcript(s) from the prior institution (s) sealed envelope to Registration.


  • Courses may be subject to prerequisites.
  • See a faculty advisor for successful degree planning.

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