Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

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 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.



Education and Training

Human Services and
Early Childhood Development (ECD)


Curriculum map

Enhance your knowledge and skills as a working professional through higher learning in adult learning, training, or staff development in business, government, 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.

Curriculum maps:

  1. Administration & Leadership Track
  2. Advocacy Track
  3. Allied Health Services Track
  4. Child Services Track
  5. Education Services Track

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 profit 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.


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