The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree completion program is a bachelor's degree that can be earned right here at UW-Barron County in collaboration with several four-year UW campuses. You are eligible to apply if you have an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from UW-Barron County or an equivalent liberal arts associate degree or an applied associate degree from a Wisconsin Technical College. If you completed your associate degree or credits from another college, please contact an advisor (below) for a detailed transcript credit evaluation.
Bill Muench is the co-owner of Louie's Finer Meats in Cumberland, Wis. He's a family man, lifelong learner, and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree program at UW-Barron County.
The BAAS degree includes a strong component of community involvement and practical experience and is heavily weighted toward the skills that employers have told us they want:
- good reading and writing skills
- the ability to work in teams
- good math skills
- the ability to assimilate information and solve complex problems
- awareness of global cultures and issues
The BAAS degree has several innovative features:
- a professional experience component that includes internships and service-learning
- a year-long senior capstone seminar allowing you to focus on an individualized research project
- credit for prior learning if you can show that you have knowledge equivalent to a university-level course required for the BAAS degree
- flexible course delivery, including online classes, accelerated short-course formats, and evening or weekend courses
There are five concentrations in the BAAS degree completion program. They are:
- Health & Wellness
- Leadership & Organization Development
You are eligible to enroll in the BAAS degree completion program if you have earned an associate degree from a UW Colleges campus or Wisconsin Technical College. Your associate degree accounts for the first 60 credits towards earning a BAAS degree. Other associate degrees are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
To find out if the BAAS is right for you, please contact a student affairs advisor or contact:
Adult Student Initiatives Coordinator