Individualized Degree Programs

Individualized Degree Programs

The degrees described below are administered by faculty committees that approve course choices designed to meet the student’s goals. Degrees described here are:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Technology
  • Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of University Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) and the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degrees are interdisciplinary degrees designed specifically for students who have completed Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. The purpose of these degrees is to provide AAS graduates the opportunity to expand their general education competencies and to enhance the technical coursework of their AAS with related academic coursework. These degrees build upon the knowledge a student gained through the pursuit of the AAS while providing the education and critical-thinking skills that open career opportunities. The BAS and BAT degrees are administered through the Student Services Office in the College of Technology. All individual degree plans are approved by assigned advisors and a committee.

The BAS/BAT degree includes the following credit requirements:

Requirements for Robotics and Communication Systems Engineering Technology (3-year A.A.S)

Professional-Technical credits applied toward the BAT/BAS Degree76
General Education Requirements, 16 credits of which will be completed in the A.A.S.approx 32
Academic Coursework (all upper division credits earned beyond coursework completed for A.A.S. degree) *18
Total Credits Required120

 Requirements for all Other ISU CTech A.A.S. Programs*

Professional-Technical credits applied toward the BAT/BAS Degreeup to 50
General Education Requirements, 16 credits of which will be completed in the A.A.S.approximately 34
Academic Coursework (all upper division credits) *36
Total Credits Required120

 

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A minimum of 12 of these credits must support the AAS technical coursework. All BAS/BAT students must earn a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in academic coursework for graduation. No more than 32 credits of the academic coursework may be taken from the College of Business. Upper division academic coursework must relate to the student’s approved goal statement. It is recommended that 24 academic credits be completed after degree plan approval.


Out-of-state AAS degrees must be evaluated for meeting Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the AAS degree is over 5 years old, the student must be evaluated for currency in technical field.

After completing a minimum of 15 credit hours of BAS/BAT general education requirements and one semester of the technical program, the BAS/BAT student develops an ­individualized degree plan in consultation with both academic and technical advisors assigned to the student by the BAS /BAT committee chair in the College of Technology Student Services Office. Based on the student’s concise and clearly written goal statement, the individualized degree plan will list the specific approved courses that meet the above described degree requirements. The degree plan and the goal statement must be approved by the BAS/BAT Committee.

For information contact:

College of Technology Student Services
RFC Building (Bldg #48)
(208)282-3939
http://www.isu.edu/ctech/studentservices/

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

This is a non-specialist degree program designed to meet the needs of students interested in broadly-based education in the liberal arts. It provides greater flexibility and breadth in subject matter than provided by traditional degree programs. See the Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Letters for advising in this program.

This degree requires completion of the following program:
8 of the 9 General Education Objectives36
Upper division courses in the fine arts and humanities and/or social and behavioral sciences20
Upper division credits from programs in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business,
College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, or Division of Health Sciences20
Electives from across the university44
Total Hours120

Associate of Arts in General Studies

This degree requires completion of the General Education Requirements as outlined for the Bachelor of General Studies degree (above); 3 additional lower division credits in the arts and humanities; 3 additional lower division credits in the social and behavioral sciences; 6 additional lower division credits beyond the General Education Requirements from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Science and Engineering, or the Division of Health Sciences; and elective credits from all across the university (please consult the restrictions on graduation credits from certain groups, as defined under Credit Requirements in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog) to total 64 credit hours.

 

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) program is to allow students who have graduated from or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelor’s degree with an advanced general health science focus. This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions, including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. All students are encouraged to work closely with their associate degree program advisors to ensure that the courses they plan to take will meet the students’ specific career goals.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree must complete all Objectives in the General Education Requirements.

A student applying for this degree program must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health occupations program that awards an associate degree. Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the technical field. Students with an Associate of Applied Science degree may transfer up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits).

See a complete description of this degree in the Division of Health Sciences section of this catalog.

Bachelor of University Studies

The Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students whose educational and career goals are not addressed by traditional degree programs offered at Idaho State University. Formal application to the BUS program requires completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours, a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and an application packet that includes a statement of educational and career goals, a rationale for an individualized program of study, and a proposed selection of courses to meet stated goals. The BUS Committee will review and approve all applications. Once the BUS Committee grants approval for admission to candidacy, an advisory committee is appointed to assist the student in refining a program of study. Completion of US 4490 Capstone Project, a BUS Committee interview, and achievement of a 2.5 cumulative GPA are required for graduation; at least 120 total credits are necessary for this degree. The BUS degree requires careful and thoughtful planning. At least 24 semester credit hours (including 16 upper division hours) in a student’s approved program of study must be taken after the semester in which admission to BUS was approved.

For information about this degree, contact:

Director, Bachelor of University Studies, Business Administration Bldg, Rm 248

921 S 8th Avenue Stop 8087
Pocatello ID 83209-8087
(208) 282-3204