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University of Wisconsin-Marshfield / Wood County

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree Completion Program

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree completion program is a bachelor's degree that can be earned right here at UW-Marshfield/Wood County in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Marshfield/Wood County and UW-Stevens Point.

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

Benefits of an Applied Baccalaureate Degree:

A survey of 318 employers conducted earlier this year by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) indicated that employers support the idea that students should be broadly educated and should apply their learning to the real world during college.

Benefits of an Applied Baccalaureate Degree


To enroll, you must have an Associate of Arts and Science degree from UW-Marshfield/Wood County or an equivalent liberal arts associate degree. To find out if the BAAS is right for you, please contact a student affairs advisor or contact:

BAAS Coordinator
(715) 389-6530

Frequently Asked Questions
BAAS courses offered by UW Colleges
BAAS courses offered by UW-Stevens Point
BAAS degree requirements

Sample BAAS curricular sequences