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Applied Studies (B.S.)

Graduates of associate degree programs with a technical or career focus can continue their education in Granite State College's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Studies. This degree program was developed in collaboration with the Community Technical College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), and offers A.S. or A.A. degree graduates from CCSNH and other accredited institutions a seamless transition to a bachelor's degree at Granite State College.

Some examples of associate degrees that transition into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies program include computer technology, fire science, automotive technology, dental hygiene, and graphic design. Examples of highly specific, career-focused associate degrees that are also well-suited to this bachelor's degree program include interior design, human services, culinary arts, massage therapy, criminal justice, occupational therapy, paralegal studies, travel and tourism, or others.

Students with associate degrees enter Granite State College with maximum transfer credit, saving time and money. Courses may be taken online or at any of our statewide campuses.



Allied Health Services

Education and Training

Human Services

Human Services and Early Childhood Development (ECD)


Public Service Management

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Become a supervisor or leader in your Allied Health specialty by applying your associate degree and/or advanced training to earning a bachelor’s degree in this growing field. A dynamic health care industry has increased demand for professionals who can improve efficiencies and enhance quality of care within health care service organizations. Specific careers may include: Allied Health Manager, Allied Health Administrator, Allied Health Educator, Program Director, and Counselor.

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Enhance your knowledge and skills as a working professional through higher learning in adult learning, training, or staff development in business, government, and or other private or public organizations. This degree is responsive to the education needs of businesses and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study. Specific careers may include: Facility Educator, Center Director, Senior Training Specialist, Education Resource Specialist, and Training and Development Consultant. This program does not culminate in a K-12 teaching certificate and is not appropriate for K-12 educators.

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Provide access to assistance programs, offer support and improve the quality of life for those in need. With an Applied Studies degree focused on Human Services from GSC, you can work with individuals and the community at both the state and local level. Specific careers may include: Family Services Director, Mental Health Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counselor, Gerontology Specialist, Social Worker, and Child Welfare Advocate.

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Prepare for a career working with young children in the human services field. The B.S. Applied Studies in Human Services and Early Childhood Development has five possible career tracks within the human services field, each focused on working with young children in a different setting: Child Services, Advocacy, Allied Health Services, Education Services, and Administration and Leadership. Specific careers may include: Assessment worker or Family Service Worker for The NH Division for Children, Youth and Families, Family Worker or Home Visitor (direct work) for Private/Non prophet agencies, Family Worker for Developmental Area Agency, Child Development Worker at a domestic violence shelter, Volunteer Coordinator at a child advocacy center, Family Coordinator at a Visitation Center, Advocate in diversion/delinquencies program, Family Worker at a Community Mental Health Center or a Community Health Clinic, Family Worker or Home Visitor with Head Start.

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With your associate degree and/or career experience in management, focus further on learning advanced management functions, processes, and skills that will enable you to effectively respond to complex business and management challenges. The B.S.A.S. in Management at GSC is responsive to the education needs of businesses and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study—such as GSC’s Master of Science in Project Management. Specific careers may include: Project Manager, Director of Operations, Business Consultant, Manager of Customer Care, and Supervisor.

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Use your associate degree or advanced equivalent training in public safety, municipal management, or a related field as a foundation for upper-level learning in public service management. GSC’s Option in Public Service Management in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies is designed as a completion degree for those seeking career advancement, future professional flexibility, and enhanced leadership capacity. This degree is responsive to the education needs of business management roles in the public sector and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study. Specific careers may include: Town or County Manager, Police/Fire Services, Emergency Communications Specialist, and Homeland Security.


To learn more about our 3+1 Management Program agreement with the University of New Hampshire Thompson School, click here.

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