|This article has been provided for the benefit of AA students and does not apply to BAMS students. However, AA students should contact the AA Program Chair for program advising questions.|
How do I transfer to the BAMS program?
You must finish the AA program before you can get apply for admission to BAMS. Please see I would like to shift or transfer to/from the BAMS program. What should I do?
If I complete the AA program and get admitted to the BAMS program, which of my AA courses will be credited?
Three types of courses from the AA program will be credited to the BAMS program should you be admitted to BAMS:
- Most GE, Common, and Mandated courses. However, not all GE courses you might have taken might be credited. Refer to the BAMS curriculum to see which GE courses will be credited.
- AA concentration courses that can be used to fulfill BAMS Major Elective requirements such as HUM 40 (Tools and Methods in Digital Humanities), among others.
- BAMS courses (courses begin with the code "MMS") that you took as an AA student.
Once you have been admitted to the BAMS program, you will be eligible to use the BAMS Planner, which can more accurately help you identify which courses you took as an AA program can be credited towards a BAMS degree.
Can I take BAMS courses as an AA student?
In exceptional circumstances you may be allowed by the BAMS Program Chair to enroll in BAMS courses for enrichment. However, you will be permitted to take only lower division courses, assuming permission is granted. In addition, you will have to fulfill the prerequisite requirements. To request to take BAMS courses as an AA student, do the following for each lower division BAMS course you wish to take
- Collect evidence that you meet its prerequisites (if the course has any).
- Get approval from the AA Program Chair to take the course and provide evidence that you meet the course's prerequisites.
- Once you get approval from the AA Program Chair, file a ticket in this BAMS Helpdesk system. If the course has prerequisites, provide the evidence about your ability to meet the course prerequisites.
I am interested in BAMS courses other than the MMS 120, 194, 170, and 173. Can I enroll in them? It depends, but generally the only BAMS courses you can enroll in are the ones discussed on this page. Please consult the AA Program Chair. Do I need to first fulfill the prerequisites for cross-listed BAMS courses? In the spirit of openness, AA students can register for these courses even if they have not fulfilled the courses' prerequisites. However, you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of taking these courses without having fulfilled their prerequisites first. If you take any of these cross-listed courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites, you may find it more challenging to take these courses, given that course prerequisites are meant to help you build skills and experience that can help you with later courses. If you decide to first complete the prerequisites for these cross-listed BAMS courses before you enroll in them, then you are in a better position to do well in these courses. In addition, should you wish to proceed to apply for the BAMS program afterwards, you will have fewer courses to take. However, these prerequisite courses (such as MMS 100 and MMS 112) might possibly not be credited to your program of study and might possibly lengthen the time it takes for you to complete the AA program. Please seek academic advising from the AA Program Chair. While we recommend that you fulfill the prerequisites of any course before enrolling in it, it is up to you to decide. If you need further guidance, please seek academic advising from the AA Program Chair (and not the BAMS Program Chair). If I complete the AA program and get admitted to the BAMS program, can course prerequisites be waived for me for future courses since prerequisites were waived for me when I was an AA student? No. If you graduate from the AA program, apply for admission to BAMS, and are admitted to BAMS, you will need to follow the regular prerequisites of BAMS courses moving forward.
Please note that as of this writing (2021 Sept 27), MMS 120, 194, 170, and 173 are no longer listed as potential concentration courses for AA students.