Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Major Designed for
Working Adult Students
(Bachelor of Applied Studies)

Contact information:
Office: 920-465-2423     Toll free: 800-621-2313
Fax: 920-465-2643         E-mail: adultdegrees@uwgb.edu

Website: www.uwgb.edu/adultdegrees/

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Requirements

The Bachelor of Applied Studies degree with an Interdisciplinary Studies major is offered through the University's Adult Degree Program. This program is primarily a weekend and internet bachelor's degree program designed to meet the needs of working adult students who have earned an applied associate degree from a technical college or other accredited institution.

Students accepted into this program will be able to transfer applied associate degrees from Wisconsin Technical College System or other accredited two-year institutions into UW-Green Bay as a block of 60 degree credits. 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 bachelor's degree requirements.

Students applying to UW-Green Bay for the BAS degree will be subject to the same admissions standards as other transfer students. They will be required to have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average on transferable course work.

Adult Degree classes are offered on Saturdays (morning or afternoon) and on the internet. Students are also allowed to complete on-campus courses to satisfy their degree requirements.

The academic major available within this program is "Interdisciplinary Studies." This field of study places emphasis on a liberal arts education and focuses on the coursework and the development of skills that employers demand. This major helps students gain a broad intellectual understanding of the interrelationships of learning among several areas of study including the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The Interdisciplinary Studies major prepares the student to apply this learning to professional, community, and personal activities.

This major is especially valuable for working adults who are looking to advance in their current professions or to move on to new jobs or careers. With graduates working in virtually every professional sector, this bachelor's degree program provides employers with well-rounded, experienced professionals. Broad-based liberal arts backgrounds and a focused area of emphasis make these graduates invaluable assets in the workplace.

The Interdisciplinary Studies major requires that students become effective oral, written, and interpersonal communicators. Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies major also focus on their ability to engage in various phases of problem identification, analysis, diagnosis, and solutions from a broad-based perspective. Students who complete the major gain an awareness of self, of cultural diversity, and of the world around them which leads to development of a commitment for life-long learning.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Requirements