Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS)

UW Colleges BAAS Students

Wherever You Started, We'll Help You Finish

Designed for busy adults who want to continue their education, the University of Wisconsin Colleges' Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) is a 60-credit degree completion program that gives you the skills and knowledge to achieve your career goals. Whether you've earned an associate degree from UW Colleges or a Wisconsin technical college, you can complete your degree in as few as two years. 

Designed for You

With the BAAS, you'll earn a University of Wisconsin bachelor’s degree taking courses at one of six campuses, including UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW- Barron County, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, UW-Richland, UW-Rock County, or UW-Waukesha. Students in the central Wisconsin area can start the BAAS degree at UW-Marathon County and complete it at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.

A truly collaborative degree, the BAAS features courses offered through the UW Colleges and several UW four-year partners.  Classes are taught by distinguished faculty with convenient scheduling options, including on-campus, online, and via distance education.   And with the lowest per credit tuition in the UW System, your bachelor's degree doesn't have to come with a mountain of debt.

A Personalized UW Degree

Deciding to complete your bachelor’s degree is a big decision, and we're here to help.  Your personal BAAS advisor will help customize a degree plan to align with your career goals and schedule.  Learn more about degree eligibility, admission and how the BAAS can help advance your career.

BAAS Concentrations 

Students in the BAAS degree program may elect an academic focus for their degree and select one of five concentrations, including:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Health & Wellness
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability

Note: Students with an applied associate degree from a Wisconsin technical college or other institution may need specific coursework to satisfy the UW Colleges core and breadth general education requirements of 32-38 credits.  See the WTCS transfer guide or contact a BAAS Advisor for details.