Dr. Christa Byrnes
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
Aural M. Umhoefer Building - UW Baraboo Campus
We're looking for students who meet these admission requirements:
High school / GED completion: Graduate of a recognized high school and have completed high school coursework required by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at the time of graduation or have a general equivalency diploma (HSED/GED) with the required scores from the appropriate state department of public instruction or its equivalent.
College preparatory coursework successfully completed*
Mathematics (Algebra or higher) 3
Social Science 3
Natural Science (2 must include lab experience) 3
Courses from above academic areas, foreign
language, fine arts, computer science or
courses in vocational areas 4
*The requirements listed are for the academic school year 2019-20. Admission requirements will vary based on the year the applicant graduated from high school.
Rank / ACT Score: Top 50 percent of graduating class or ACT composite of 22 (1110 SAT score). Currently, the writing component for each exam is not required. This requirement is waived for prospective students age 22 and over.
Home Schooled Students
To be considered for admission, home-schooled students must provide official transcripts from school(s) attended, a transcript of courses taken at home and grades signed by the individual providing the education verifying the curriculum, an official ACT or SAT score, and any other information related to the student’s education.
Courses taken in the home school curriculum would be considered for admission purposes only. No credit will be given for university degree requirements unless one of the following applies:
- High school courses are completed through an accredited high school, college or university.
- The student successfully passes and completes a recognized exam program (i.e. CLEP)
If you do not meet the traditional admission requirements at the time of your graduation from high school, you may be considered for admission on an individual basis.
Transfer and Re-Entry Students
Transfer students that apply for admission must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, plus good standing at the university most recently attended. If the GPA is less than 2.0, you will be considered for admission if more than five years have elapsed since the last attended school or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville. You may petition in writing for an exception to the required five-year lapse of time. If you were on probation at the last institution that you attended, five years must have elapsed since the probationary status or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville.
Demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. A minimum score of 64 for the internet-based TOEFL is required of all international students whose native language is not English. If you have taken the TOEFL, you must request official evidence be sent from the testing agency directly to the Center for Distance Learning, indicating the date on which you took the examination and your score.
You may be excused from taking the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through courses taken at such institutions and have earned grades of B or higher in English composition courses and speech or two English composition courses. As an alternative, you may submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a band-level score of 5.5 or higher.
Sub-score Minimum TOEFL iBT (internet-based) IELTS
Reading 15 5.0
Listening 15 5.0
Speaking 17 5.0
Writing 17 5.0
Total Composite Minimum 64 5.5
You can enroll as a Special Student for single course enrollment. You may enroll in a single course rather than a full degree for personal enrichment, to apply toward a certificate, if you plan on transferring the course to another institution, or if you want to start a course(s) while the admission process is completed.
As a special student you
- Can enroll in a maximum of 12 credits.
- Must meet prerequisites for courses. You may be asked to provide an unofficial transcript to show prerequisites.
- Are not obligated to follow specific degree requirements.
- Are not eligible for financial aid.
- May be admitted to a degree program after completing the admission process and any in-progress coursework. Check program requirements for more information.
|Total for graduation||120|
|Online General Education Requirements||44-58|
|BAAS 3000||BAAS Fundamentals||3|
|Choose one course|
|Management, Gender & Race|
|Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies|
|BUSADMIN 3010||Business Communication||3|
|BUSADMIN 2330||Leadership and Management||3|
|Choose one course|
|Communication & Leadership in Small Groups|
Communication in Conflict
Advanced Intercultural Communication
|Critical Creative Thinking||9|
|BAAS 3900||Creativity and Problem Solving||3|
|Choose two courses|
|Personal Financial Planning|
|Social Context of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|Choose Capstone or Internship|
|BAAS Capstone Project Seminar|
|Focus Area (15 credits; 12 credits upper division) 1||15|
Choose one of the following: Approved Focus Area, Individualized Focus Area, or a Minor.
Management Focus Area
|Choose five courses (12 credits must be upper division)|
|Meetings and Events|
|Human Resource Management|
|The Legal Environment of Business|
|Production Planning and Control (Pre-requisite waiver required)|
|Employee Training and Development|
|Quality Management 2|
|Organizational Behavior 2|
|Small Business Management|
|Introduction to Marketing|
|International Management (Pre-requisite BUSADMIN 1300 Global Business)|
Cannot also fulfill Critical & Creative Thinking
Individualized Focus Area
An individualized Focus area must be at least 15 credits, 12 credits of which must be upper division. The focus area will be developed in BAAS 3000 and must be approved by the BAAS Steering Committee.