Department of Integrated Studies
Kettler Hall 144 ~ 260-481-6828
The Bachelor of Applied Science was developed at Purdue University Fort Wayne 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 general supervision, or entry level administration or 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 a number of academic concentration such as (Business Specialty, Leadership and Supervision, Interdisciplinary, Information Systems, Information Technology, Early Childhood Education). 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.
PFW has also partnered with several institutions forming articulation agreements to accept the AAS degrees from their institutions making transfer easier. This institutions include; Edison State Community College, Henry Ford College, Ivy Tech Community College, Joliet Junior College, Macomb Community College, Montcalm Community College, Northwest State Community College, Rhodes State College, Schoolcraft College, Southwestern Michigan College, Sate University of New York- Clinton, State University of New York- Genesee, & Washtenaw Community College.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will have:
- 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 adaptability in their approach to problem solving.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Display critical-thinking abilities and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
- Communication: Demonstrate the written, oral, and multimedia ski ls necessary to communicate effectively in diverse settings.
- 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.) degree.