WAUKESHA - Students
who have earned any associate degree from a Wisconsin technical
college can now apply that degree towards a Bachelor of Applied Arts
and Sciences degree at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha.
The new option was
announced by UW-Waukesha’s CEO and dean, Harry Muir. Applications
for fall enrollment are now open.
technical college associate degree will count as the first 60
credits towards the 120 minimum credits needed for the BAAS degree.
In the past, only an Associate of Arts and Science degree from
UW-Waukesha or an equivalent liberal arts college degree was
“As people move up
in their careers, they often find they need a bachelor’s degree to
advance to the next level,” Muir said in a press release. “The BAAS
is designed for those individuals. They can build on an associate
degree they already have and don’t have to start over.”
The BAAS degree
focuses on the skills employers say they want, including information
processing, working in teams, and communication skills. In addition
to classroom learning, the degree includes a strong component of
community involvement and practical experience.
The program was
designed for people who have jobs and families and want to earn a
degree close to home, according to the press release. Classes are
taught both in-person and online by faculty from UW-Waukesha,
UW-Parkside and other UW campuses.
in applying for the BAAS degree should contact BAAS Coordinator
Kathleen Folbrecht as 262-521-5201.