Applied Studies, BS Curriculum
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Liberal Arts and Education
- Program Type: Baccalaureate
- Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
- Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
- Required credits within the major: 51
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
The applied studies program addresses the needs of individuals whose educational objectives cannot be met through traditional degree programs. It provides a professionally accommodating entry point for students with previous educational and technical competencies to develop an individualized B.S. degree.
Program outcomes: graduates will
- complete an individually tailored course of study that builds upon prior education and experience
- demonstrate technical competencies in selected areas of study in an internship setting
- demonstrate skills in communication, problem solving and working with others in a capstone experience
- meet career development goals related to achieving a baccalaureate degree.
This program is available:
- via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Students develop a program of study selected to meet career goals. A specific program track in respiratory care is also available. Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Applied Studies Seminar
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
- Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Students must take 3 credits of any CA courses.
Applied Studies Options
Students either design a program with two fields of study, in consultation with an adviser, or they complete the respiratory care requirements.
Students complete at least two areas of study, with at least one area having an occupational direction. Technical courses taken at a technical college may be used to complete one area of study. The first area of study requires at least 27 credits of technical or occupational courses. The second area of study requires at least 18 credits of additional courses selected across the curriculum to meet specific career objectives. All courses must be selected in consultation with an adviser.
- Individual Program Development (0.5 cr)
- Internship/Field Experience (1.0-3.0 cr)
First area of study (27 credits)
Second area of study (18 credits)
Electives (need max of 26 credits)
Complete the requirements in the respiratory care sub plan.
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Respiratory care program outcomes: graduates will
- demonstrate respiratory care competencies in clinical settings as appropriate for certification in respiratory care
- demonstrate skills in communication, problem solving and working with others in an appropriate capstone experience
- meet career development goals related to achieving a baccalaureate degree
Courses taken at Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, will be transferred in to complete the 1st area (23 credits) and 2nd area (31 credits) of study.
1st Area of Study
Courses taken at Northland Community and Technical College - minimum 23 credits: Biol 2221, 2252, 2254, Resp 1104, 1110, 1120, 1124
2nd Area of Study
Courses taken at Northland Community and Technical College - minimum 31 credits: Resp 2206, 2212, 2242, 2248, 2252, 2258, 2262, 2266, 2276
Students need to take a maximum of 20.5 credits of electives to reach the 120 credits needed for graduation.
The applied studies bachelor of science program is available online. Its requirements are identical with those of the on-campus B.S. program.
Requirements are identical with those of the on-campus B.S. program.