Interdisciplinary 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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The Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.) degree with an Interdisciplinary Studies major is offered through the University’s Adult Degree Program. Coursework for this degree is offered online, evenings and Saturdays, and with many of the degree options available completely online. 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 Interdisciplinary Studies major and all other degree requirements.
The Interdisciplinary Studies major provides an educational experience grounded in liberal studies and promotes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, and an understanding of 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.
Interdisciplinary Studies fits well within any industry, providing the skills that create well-rounded professionals who can instantly contribute to an organization. Graduates within this major are well-positioned to embark on a new career or advance in their current work. The Interdisciplinary Studies major also prepares students for graduate work study in a variety of disciplines.
Interdisciplinary Studies students must complete a minor or an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis include Arts, Corporate Communication, Emergency Management, Environmental Policy Studies, Human Development, 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 (which may only contain six credits in any one discipline.) Additional areas of emphasis are currently being developed.