The BAS is a specialized degree that is way more advanced than any traditional degree. I have a BAS from a regional accredited university (SACS) and would not trade it for any other degree out there.
The BAS has the same academic requirements as traditional degrees (BS or BA). The advantage you have with the BAS is applied experience in an advanced specialized discipline. It takes a little longer to graduate but it is well worth it. My BAS degree allowed me to get into one of the top graduate schools here in Texas that has dual accreditation (regional and national), and they gave me a scholarship that pays for my education.