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Summary of Fields of Study

Bachelor of Applied Studies Degree

The BAS degree program offers two majors: 

  • Leadership and Organizational Studies with classes meeting solely online.

  • Fire and Emergency Response Management with classes meeting solely online.

Students may complete course work leading to the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree with a major in Leadership and Organizational Studies, or a Bachelor of Applied Studies degree with a major in Fire and Emergency Response Management.

The BAS Degree includes three components: (1) the General Education required course work, (2) course work to satisfy the Leadership and Organizational Studies or Fire and Emergency Response Management major coursework, and (3) elective courses to meet minimum graduation requirements.

General Education required course work: Students complete general education requirements by taking the approved general education courses. See General Education Grid Minimum University Requirement in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Transfer of general education course work: The Bachelor of Applied Studies degree program recognizes the Associate of Arts and Science degree from University of Wisconsin System institutions as having satisfied the program’s General Education requirements. Associate degrees from technical colleges and universities are evaluated on a course-by-course basis in accordance with UW Oshkosh transfer credit policies. 

1. The Goal(s)

Administered by the LLCE Division, the BAS degree program is designed especially for the working adult with an Associate's Degree from a Wisconsin Technical College. 

2. The Major(s)

A. The Leadership and Organizational Studies Major

The Leadership and Organizational Studies major consists of cross-discipline studies in communications, leadership skills, conflict resolution and quantitative reasoning. The course work emphasizes verbal and written communication skills, problem solving and critical analysis. See Section VI for required course work.

    • Electives: Students are required to take elective credits to meet the 120-credit minimum for the BAS degree.

    • The Leadership and Organizational Studies major cannot apply more than 30 units (crs.) earned in business-related courses (as defined by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) to the BAS degree. This includes credits earned at UW Oshkosh as well as credits transferred into the degree program from other institutions.

    • A block of up to 45 credits from the AAS Major of a Wisconsin Technical College. 
      Note: These credits will not apply or transfer out to any other UW Oshkosh degree program.

    • Approximately 15 General Education Credits from an approved Technical College.

    • Any additional credits to complete the required 41 General Education totals.

    • Prerequisites completed for all beginning coursework to include:

      • AAS degree from a WTCS institution with a 2.5 GPA

      • Communication 111

      • English 101, 110 or WBIS 188

B. The Fire and Emergency Response Management Major
    • The Fire and Emergency Response Management major consists of interdisciplinary theme and contemporary issue courses, research seminars and a final capstone seminar, all which emphasize verbal and written communication skills, problem solving and critical analysis. See section VI for required course work.

3. The Minor(s)

    • None offered. The BAS degree program does not require completion of a minor. Students may elect to minor in an area of interest outside of the BAS degree program (i.e., Business, English, Environmental Studies, Psychology, etc.). Availability of course work for completion of a minor outside of the BAS degree program is dependent upon departmental offerings for the minor selected.

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