Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies

Earn a B.A. in a Different Way
Management and Administration

Take your education to the next level and apply your certificate towards an undergraduate degree. Several Extended Education program graduates are eligible to use their certificates in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree (B.A.I.S).

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Program Description

If you’re a mid-career adult who never had the chance to start a university degree or to finish one, then the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) is for you. Now it’s possible for you to earn an undergraduate degree – the credential that more and more employers require in the workplace. If you want to advance within your profession, make a career change or are interested in a professional or personal challenge, this program is a perfect place to start. And you can do it all while still working full-time. You’ll engage in exciting new learning and the intellectual challenges that lead to professional and personal growth.

Credential Awarded

Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies Degree

 

Who is the Program for?

This program is a great option if:

  • You are a graduate of one of these U of M Continuing Education certificate programs:
    • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
    • Certificate in Applied Management (CAM)
    • Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA)
    • Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.)
    • Certificate Program in Public Sector Management (CPSM)
  • You are a graduate of the Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.) from any accredited post-secondary institution.
  • You are a graduate of a diploma program at the University of Manitoba or other post-secondary institution.
  • You have successfully completed some university courses at a recognized institution and may or may not have completed a degree.
  • The job you want requires a degree, but you don’t have a degree.
  • You are unemployed or “underemployed” and know a degree will open up more job and career possibilities for you.

Admission Requirements

To apply to the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies, you must have completed one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level course work at the University of Manitoba or elsewhere and includes U of M diploma programs and/or diploma program completed at another accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Be eligible for admission as a Mature Status student.

A minimum grade of C+ or 2.50 is required on diploma programs.

The ten-year rule is waived on any courses used as the basis of admission. Courses used towards admission will also be considered for transfer credit.

Where university courses are used as the basis of admission, a minimum of 24 credit hours of university courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0. If you have a GPA less than 2.00, you may be considered for admission on the recommendation of the Dean.

All applicants must also submit a resume providing evidence of three years full-time work experience (i.e., 30 hours per week), preferably with the same employer. Applicants who do not strictly fall into this definition of workplace experience may request special consideration from the Faculty of Arts.

If you hold a first degree in the Faculty of Arts, you cannot apply for the BAIS Program.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at a recognized post secondary institution will be considered for possible transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

Students who have completed one of the following Certificate Programs will be guaranteed transfer credit for course(s) completed in the certificate program (subject to Faculty of Arts transfer credit policies):

  • University of Manitoba Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting(FMA)
  • University of Manitoba Certificate Program Human Resources Management(HRM)
  • University of Manitoba Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education(CACE)
  • Canadian Institute of Management Certificate Program in Management and Administration (CIM) from any accredited post-secondary institution
  • University of Manitoba Certificate in Applied Management (CAM)
  • University of Manitoba Certificate Program in Public Sector Management (CPSM)

Note a minimum of 2.50 is required on the certificate programs.

Opportunities

Through BAIS you can:

  • Increase your earning potential and opportunities for advancement.
  • Demonstrate to employers that you have both the practical skills and the knowledge to contribute in the workplace.*
  • Focus on a university degree that reflects your interests and goals.
  • Improve your communication skills through the liberal arts.
  • Develop and enhance your leadership skills.
  • Challenge yourself intellectually, professionally and personally.

Program Length

There is no time limit to complete the BAIS degree. A student registered full-time could complete it is three years.

Delivery Methods

Classroom or Online

Courses and Requirements

The 90 credit hour Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree consists of 3 components:

  • 21 credit hours of Foundation ( required) courses
  • 18 credit hours in one area of Concentration
  • 51 credit hours of electives outside the Foundations courses and area of Concentration

Foundation Courses:

  • ARTS 1110 (3) – Introduction to University
  • EDUA 1560 (3) – Adult Learning and Development
  • SWRK 2080 (3) – Interpersonal Communication Skills OR ENGL 0930 (3) – English Composition
  • ARTS 1160 (3) – Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • A 3 credit hour course that satisfies the mathematics (M) requirement
  • 6 credit hours of introductory courses from the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Studies

Concentration area courses can be from a variety of fields too numerous and complicated to , and the Electives are also too numerous to identify

Certification/Graduation

Ten Faculty Requirements for Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) General Degree

    1. A student must successfully complete 90 credit hours of courses acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (see Section 4.2 of theFaculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00 (i.e.,”C” or better) on these 90 credit hours.

The 90 credit hours of passed coursework must include the remaining nine faculty requirements. Note: Some courses may fulfill more than one degree requirement.

  1. There must be a passing grade in the following Foundation Courses:
    • Introduction to University – ARTS 1110 (3 credit hours)
    • Adult Learning and Development – EDUA 1560 (3 credit hours)
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills – SWRK 2080 or English CompositionENGL 0930(3 credit hours)
    • Leadership: an Interdisciplinary Approach – ARTS 1160 (3 credit hours)
    • A three credit hour course that satisfies the mathematics requirement
    • Six credit hours of introductory courses from the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Political Studies.
  2. There must be at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Humanities, at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Social Science, and at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Science (see Section 4.1.1. in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar).
  3. There must be at least three credit hours completed in each of five different subject fields (as listed in Section 4.1.1. of the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar). In addition, a subject field may also satisfy the requirement for a Humanity, or Social Science, or Science and at the same time, satisfy the Mathematics or English requirement.
  4. There must be 18 credit hours which constitute a Concentration in one of the subject fields approved by the Faculty of Arts (see Section 4.1.1. in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar) or by other Faculties and Schools. The student must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 (i.e. “C”) or better in courses where a final grade is recorded and is used toward the Concentration. A Concentration may be declared once the prerequisite has been satisfied. A student who has 18 credit hours in more than one subject field can declare only one of them as a Concentration. No course can be used to satisfy both a Foundation requirement and the Concentration requirement. A student who completed the requirements for a second Concentration may apply at the Faculty of Arts General Office to have the second Concentration recorded on their transcript.
  5. There must be at least 51 credit hours which are taken and successfully completed in subject fields outside the Foundation and Concentration courses.
  6. There must be at least 30 credit hours that have been taught by the Faculty of Arts (may include up to 12 credit hours from the Department of Mathematics, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music List A or Art History courses considered as Humanities, seeSection 4.1.1 in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar), or which have been accepted on transfer as equivalent to courses taught by the Faculty of Arts.
  7. There must be at least 15 credit hours numbered at or above the 2000 level plus 6 credit hours at or above the 3000 level.
  8. Residency Requirement: A student in the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree program must fulfill University of Manitoba residency requirements.
  9. There must be at least 3 credit hours in a course with significant content in written English and at least 3 credit hours in a course in mathematics.(This requirement may be satisfied by virtue of courses taken towards the Foundation Courses component.)

Maximum Number of “F” Grades Permitted in Courses Acceptable for Credit in Arts Each student in the Faculty of Arts will be placed on academic suspension for one year, regardless if there has been evidence of improved performance, if they have:

  • more than 36 credit hours of “F” grades,

Following the one year suspension, the student may apply to the General Office to return to the Faculty by selecting one of the following irreversible options:

    • to continue with no possibility of further “F” grades. Any further “F” grades will result in academic suspension for two years. (Following the two year suspension, the student may apply to the General Office to return to start afresh.)

Or

  • start afresh, with their previous work not counting towards satisfying degree requirements.

(In either case, the previous coursework will not be removed from the student history or transcript.)

FAQs

What is Online Learning?

Online learning is how we offer the course content. The where and when and is completely up to you. You’re free to decide the way that you’d like to integrate the classroom into your life, whether you’d like to do the course work on lunch breaks, in bed, or on a picnic table on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Simply download the course modules, and learn at your own pace. Remember, instructors are still available to help when you need it.

Online courses are delivered through UofM’s online learning management system UM Learn.