Jun 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

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Program: B.A.S.
College of Arts and Sciences
Kettler Hall 144 ~ 260-481-6828 ~ whitcrak@ipfw.edu
The Bachelor of Applied Science was developed at IPFW for students who have acquired their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) from an accredited institution. The B.A.S. provides Applied Science graduates with an opportunity to further their education, filling a need for students whose A.A.S degrees previously have not articulated well into four-year institutions. The B.A.S. degree can be adapted toward several career fields, including hospital administration, general supervision, or entry level management. Developed to provide a broad knowledge of skills needed to manage an organization, the B.A.S. provides students with in-depth knowledge in one of three academic concentration areas (Business Specialty, Leadership and Supervision, or Interdisciplinary). While not intended to prepare students for traditional graduate degree programs, the program builds on the foundation of the Associate of Applied Science and meets state and university general education and degree credit hour requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquisition of Knowledge: Explain breadth of knowledge across disciplines and depth of knowledge in their chosen discipline.
  • Acquisition of Knowledge: Demonstrate ability to know when there is a need for information. Identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
  • Application of Knowledge: Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply that knowledge, and in so doing, demonstrate the skills necessary for life-long learning.
  • Personal and Professional Values: Exhibit the highest levels of personal integrity and professional ethics.
  • A Sense of Community: Discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to be productive and responsible citizens and leaders in local, regional, national, and international communities.
  • A Sense of Community: Display a commitment to free and open inquiry and mutual respect across multiple cultures and perspectives.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Show facility and adaptibility in their approach to probelm solving.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Display critical-thinking abilities and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Communication: Demonstrate the written, oral, and multimedia skils necessary to communicate effectively in diverse settings.

Program Delivery:

  • The B.A.S. can be completed through on-campus, hybrid, and/or online course delivery options.

Declaring a B.A.S. Major:

  • In order to declare a B.A.S major, you MUST have already completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S).

General Requirements:

Program Requirements

Upper Level Requirement

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at the 30000-40000 level.

For a list of 200 level courses that also count as upper level, please go to College of Arts and Sciences  for more information.

IPFW General Education Requirement: 33 Credits

General Education Requirements  

Applied Science Technical Transfer Coursework: 1-45 Credits

Up to 45 technical Applied Science credit hours (TECH UND) can be transferred in as determined by a credit evaluation.

Concentration: 27 Credits

B.A.S. students are required to select a concentration. If an A.A.S. in business was completed, then the Leadership and Supervision Concentration or Interdisciplinary Concentration is recommended. All other A.A.S. graduates must select one of the following three concentrations. All coursework in the concentration must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Interdisciplinary Concentration:

A second writing class (ENG W232 or ENG W233) is required. Other classes in this concentration can be in any subject. With the assistance of an academic advisor, a student may identify a set of courses which will meet a specific career objective, including upper level course work, to satify the Interdisciplinary Concentration.

Additional Electives: Minimum of 15 Credits

*OLS 26800 Elements of Law  (3 Cr) is required for the Leadership and Supervision Concentration and OLS minor. The other credits required in this area are elective.

A minimum of 15 credits of additional electives are required to reach the minimum 120 total credit hour requirement for completion of the B.A.S.  More elective credits may be necessary to meet the minimum 120 credit hour requirement.  This will depend on how many applied science credits (TECH UND) are transferred into the B.A.S.

Total Credits: 120

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