Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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 CollegeIf 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:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership & Organization Development
  • Sustainability

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:

Deborah Neuheisel
Adult Student Initiatives Coordinator
BAAS Coordinator
715-234-8176 x5445


Kelli Coller
BAAS Coordinator
715-234-8176 x5509


BAAS degree requirements
A degree completion program that benefits adult students, employers and the community
BAAS Fact Sheet
Degree Plan
Tuition & Fees