Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences


The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree completion program is a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at six UW Colleges campuses in collaboration with UW System comprehensive universities. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW Colleges and the comprehensive universities. The BAAS degree is aimed at adults who already have an Associate of Arts and Science degree from UW Colleges or an equivalent liberal arts associate degree.

The BAAS degree includes a strong component of community involvement and practical experience in addition to classroom learning. The BAAS degree also 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

Campus Partners

The following UW Colleges campuses currently offer a BAAS degree. Click on the UW Colleges campus to go to the BAAS web page for that campus. To find out if the BAAS is right for you, please contact a student affairs advisor on your campus or the campus you want to attend.

BAAS Advisors
Campus Advisor Partner School(s)
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Jennifer Walsh
UW-La Crosse
UW-Barron County
Deborah Neuheisel
715-234-8176 x 5445
UW-Marshfield/Wood County Mary Beth Knoeck
UW-Stevens Point
Joanna Muller
608-647-6186 x228
UW-Rock County Kaili Lee
608-758-6565 x285
UW-Waukesha Dinah Gygi
UW Colleges Central Office Patti Wise, Program Manager

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