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Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree, students must successfully complete 128 credits, including 48 credits of coursework from the following:

Foundational courses (29 credits)

This course introduces students to three fundamental sources of knowledge that can be used together to evaluate any idea: personal experience, scientific reasoning, and traditional wisdom. On the basis of evidence from all three sources, a new consciousness-based framework is introduced as a new way of viewing the world and addressing its challenges.
The course will explore the new paradigm in science that the “Physiology is Consciousness.” Current concepts of mind and body will be understood in terms of this new paradigm. This course will present our facts of brain structure and function in light of Maharishi Vedic Science and the discovery of Veda and the Vedic Literature in human physiology done by Tony Nader, MD, PhD. We will examine how our brain constructs reality at every moment and how the experience of unboundedness – the Self of every individual – can transform our physiology and awaken the total creative potential of the brain in enlightenment, which is the birthright of every human being.
This course gives a deep and non-mathematical understanding of the differences between classical and quantum physics. It explains the meaning and mechanics of unification and symmetry, and the main concepts of unified quantum field theories and superstring theory. It shows that at the basis of the universe lies a completely unified field, a self- interacting entity from which all particles and forces arise through the process of spontaneous symmetry breaking. The course gives students experience and understanding of the interconnectedness between the laws of physics, the universe, and themselves.
Quantitative reasoning is a critical tool in the modern world for analyzing and interpreting quantitative information in the context of real-world problems and issues, including issues such as budgeting, taxation, loans, investment returns, the effects of inflation, even choosing cell phone plans. Students will develop a repertoire of number-related skills for assessing the reliability of data presented and for arriving at their own conclusions from these data. Topics include estimation, units and conversion, basic geometric concepts, simple descriptive statistics, constructing and interpreting graphs, linear and exponential growth, and ratios and percentages. Students will develop their knowledge of calculating and presenting personally meaningful information with spreadsheets.
Composition 2 develops the student’s ability to use language for a variety of purposes, subjects, and audiences. It focuses on both exposition and persuasion to strengthen those skills that will assist the student in succeeding academically. In this course, we read and discuss a range of prose models that reflect the diversity of thinking and writing across the disciplines. Prerequisite: WTG 191
This course explores the unfoldment of higher states of human consciousness — the full realization of your own limitless potential — as described by Maharishi and as experienced naturally and spontaneously by Transcendental Meditation practitioners and by people throughout history. The course examines the experiences belonging to each state, the developmental processes that culture each state, pertinent research, and practical outcomes of these experiences in daily life, thereby providing an overview of the range of possible experiences on the way to full enlightenment. This course is question and discussion-driven, with an emphasis on connecting this understanding of higher states to your own experiences.
This course presents the latest knowledge from Western science and the Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care program concerning the optimum daily routine for establishing the foundation for lifelong excellent health and growing enlightenment. The major focus is on the details of the ideal routine of sleep, diet, exercise, meaningful activity, recreation, and the importance of the regular experience of pure consciousness for optimum health and evolution.

Electives from other majors (11 credits)

These courses are upper-division and from at least two other academic departments.

Senior project (8 credits)

This course presents each student with the opportunity to reflect upon and draw together all of the disciplines and broad themes they have explored in the context of the Applied Arts & Sciences major. Students are expected to choose one or more interdisciplinary themes based broadly on the Science and Technology of Consciousness to present a research paper, portfolio of creative work, or service project that integrates and showcases the coursework they have had and displays their best thinking near the point of graduation. They work closely with their faculty advisor to choose, draft or design, and re-write or re-design their paper or project in a one-month, full-time effort. Students who complete a portfolio or service project also write a reflective paper on their work, and all students present an oral presentation at the conclusion of their work.


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