Integrative Leadership Studies B.A.S.
Interdisciplinary Major Designed for Adult and Distance Learners
with an earned applied associate degree from a regionally accredited institution
(Bachelor of Applied Studies)
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Integrative Leadership Studies crosses disciplinary, organizational, community, and cultural boundaries. The Integrative Leadership Studies major is designed to deliver an interdisciplinary educational experience while promoting the development of fundamental leadership skills, such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and communication. Integrative Leadership Studies teaches students how to contribute as citizens in a complex, multi-cultural world. Students gain a broad intellectual understanding of the interrelationships among several areas of study including the social sciences, natural sciences, fine arts, and humanities.
Integrative Leadership Studies provides future leaders with the knowledge to deal with complex problems and the skills to provide multi-perspective solutions. Graduates are well-positioned to embark on new careers or advance in their current work. The Integrative Leadership Studies major also prepares students for graduate work in multiple fields.
The Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.) degree with a major in Integrative Leadership Studies is offered through the University’s Adult Degree Program. This program is primarily a distance education bachelor’s degree program designed to meet the needs of adult students who have work, family, and other responsibilities. Many of the degree options are available completely online with some opportunity for evening and Saturday classes. This unique structure allows students to earn their degree without forcing them to sacrifice jobs and family, and also allows them to plan study time to accommodate busy schedules. The Bachelor of Applied Studies degree is specifically designed for students who have earned an applied associate degree from a technical college or other regionally accredited institution.
Students accepted into this program will be able to transfer coursework from any Wisconsin Technical College System campus or other accredited two-year institution into UW-Green Bay as a block of 60 degree credits, and enter the University as a junior. Students then complete a minimum of 60 additional credits to satisfy UW-Green Bay general education requirements, requirements for the Integrative Leadership Studies major and all other degree requirements.
Integrative Leadership Studies students must complete an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis include Arts, Applied Communication, Emergency Management, Environmental Policy Studies, Human Development, Nonprofit Leadership and Leadership in Public Service. Students also have the option to create an emphasis tailored to their individual needs through a Self-Directed area of emphasis (12 credits of upper-level courses, with no more than six of the credits in any single discipline). Additional areas of emphasis are currently being developed.