Application process open for BAS-OM Program through GHC

Grays Harbor College is now accepting applications for the next cohort of their Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management (BAS-OM) program. 

The BAS-OM program is designed for working adults, with classes taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm.

“This pathway is for students looking to advance their careers in respective fields, especially those graduates with an applied associate degree.”

 This is a “selective admission” program, meaning students applying by March 31 will receive priority consideration for admission interviews as the next cohort is built. 

Prerequisites include ENGL 101 – English Composition I, MATH 146 – Introduction to Statistics, Natural Science w/ lab, CMST 220 – Public Speaking, and ACCT 201 – Principles of Accounting I. These prerequisite courses may be in progress during the application period, but must be completed with a 2.0 or higher grade-point average before the Fall 2020 BAS courses begin. Also, applicants must submit evidence of an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher by August 2020.

 The program ends with a 99-hour culminating internship experience and students are expected to demonstrate new skills acquired during the 2-year degree program.

GHC’s first three BAS-OM cohorts had students representing fields such as healthcare, human services and case management, counseling, diesel technology, payroll, human resources, broadcast journalism, non-profit management, grant writing, and supply chain/logistics.

Recent alumni from this program are now completing their MBA degrees at various state universities.

 Applications may be submitted online at

Once the admissions process is successfully completed, Dr. Chris Portmann will be the designated faculty advisor for the cohort. 

For more information about BAS-OM, contact Dr. Lucas Rucks, Dean of GHC’s Workforce Education Department, [email protected], or his assistant Marjie Stratton, 360.538.4013, [email protected].