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Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree offers students who have graduated from an accredited two-year associate degree technical program the opportunity to extend their education and training.  Students earning the BAS degree complete a major in technology with a selected emphasis through one of the four departments in the College of Technology.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers the student opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of subjects which provide the fundamentals of a liberal education.  It enables the student to secure preparation for advanced work and provides opportunity for specialization in some areas.  Persons completing this degree who plan to teach should see the teacher education section.

Requirements for a Major

Each student must select a major area of concentration from among the following departments or areas: biology, English,  history, international studies, mathematics, modern languages and literatures, music, political science and psychology.

Requirements for a Minor

Each student must select one minor of at least 20 semester hours from among the following departments or areas: art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computing, economics, English, family and consumer sciences, geogra­phy, history, international studies, mathemat­ics, military science, modern languages and literatures, multicultural studies, music, philoso­phy, physics, political science, psychology and sociology. Minors in English for speakers of other languages and special education for students majoring in family and consumer sciences-early childhood emphasis require less than 20 hours. Minors from other departments or areas may be selected if approved by the major depart­ment.

Special Regulations

(1) Not more than 23 hours of professional education courses may be counted toward this degree. (2) Not more than 6 hours in courses of a practice or shop nature may be counted and then they will reduce the 23 hours maximum allowed in education courses proportionately. (3) Ten hours of foreign language are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.  These 10 hours are to be in one language.

 

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRA­TION

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a professional degree providing preparation for business careers through: (1) broad preparation in communication, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and humanities; (2) a substan­tial knowledge of economics and the functional areas of business; and (3) a limited specialization selected from: accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management or marketing.  Cooperative education courses offered outside the Kelce College of Business may not be applied toward the BBA degree.  A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

This degree is structured to provide a concentrated art experience for those students interested in a professional career in art and for those interested in specializing in a specific art form or study.  Students with an interest in commercial art should consider this degree. Emphasis is placed on the study of historical and contemporary tech­niques and philosophies of art.  A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES

The objective and intent of the Bachelor of General Studies degree is to encourage students to define clearly their own objectives and to design a course of study that will best achieve their objectives.  The Bachelor of General Studies degree is for students who wish to develop new combinations of courses to serve personal or occupational goals which are not met by traditional majors and minors.  In consultation with faculty advisors, students may design four-year pro­grams of study which combine courses from any department or college.  (The Bachelor of General Studies degree is not applicable in the College of Business except it may apply to the department of Computer Science and Information Systems).

Basic Assumptions

This is a campus-wide degree that allows students to select courses as they wish and to organize them in logical, coherent programs of study which meet their defined objectives.

The degree may incorporate studies from any combination of fields of study, department, or colleges to serve specific personal or occupational goals.  Students electing this degree option work very closely with their advisor to organize an academic experience that represents identifiable goals: it is not intended to be used as a means of circumventing the academic expectations associated with more traditional degree programs.

Students are responsible for the selection of the program that they take and for its use after graduation.  Problems of transferring into other degree programs, admission to graduate school, and licensing and certification that are required in some professions and occupations are the responsibility of the students.

Admission and Advisement

Admission to the degree program must be approved by the director of the BGS program, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 311 Grubbs Hall.  The conditions for admission to the Bachelor of General Studies degree program are (1) the submission of an acceptable plan of study, and (2) the completion of at least forty hours of college credit before application to the program.

It shall be the responsibility of the director and the student to develop a statement of objectives, to plan a program, and to review the student's progress.  Continuation in the program requires development of a final plan of study at the begin­ning of the junior year.  Bachelor of General Studies student programs shall include a minimum of 24 (twenty-four) semester hours in at least one specific discipline.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 124 semester hours of selected courses and meet all other university requirements including general education requirements.  Students will not complete a traditional major or minor. The only minor allowed is military science. Students may complete no more than 30 semester hours of Kelce College courses toward the mini­mum total hours required for this degree. Courses in computer science-information systems and lower division economics do not count against this 30 hour limitation.  Students will also complete a program assessment document, administered by the director, near the completion of their course of study.

 

BACHELOR OF INTEGRATED STUDIES

The objective and intent of the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree is to encourage students to select a specific course of study that will best achieve their objectives.  The Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree is designed for students who have targeted occupational or personal goals which are not met by traditional majors and minors, but require a clear identity not provided by the Bachelor of General Studies degree.  In consultation with faculty advisors, students may select four-year programs of study which are sponsored by two or more departments and/or colleges.

Basic Assumptions

This is a university-wide degree that allows students to select jointly sponsored and defined programs of study which meet their objectives.  The degree will consist of specific coursework established and approved by any combination of departments or colleges to serve specific personal or occupational goals.  Students electing this degree option must work very closely with their advisors in the sponsoring departments to ensure the academic experience provides a path to their identifiable goals.

Students are responsible for the selection of the program that they take and for its use after graduation.  Problems of transferring into other degree programs, admission to graduate school, and licensing and certification required in some professions and occupations are the responsibility of individual students.

Admission and Advisement

Admission to the degree program must be approved by the director of the BIS program, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 311 Grubbs Hall.  The condition for admission to the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree program is acceptance by a faculty advisor in each department participating in the program.  Current programs or areas of study may be located at the College of Arts and Sciences web site.  It shall be the responsibility of the BIS director and the student to contact the departmental advisor for a specific program and to review the student’s progress.  Continuation in the program requires a statement of satisfactory progress from each department at the beginning of the junior year.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 124 semester hours of selected courses and meet all other university requirements including general education requirements.  Students may select a minor which enhances their preparation for employment; courses required as part of the integrated program, however, may not be used to meet minor requirements.  Students will also complete a program assessment document, administered by the director, near the completion of their course of study.

 

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

The curriculum for this degree is highly specialized enabling the student to attain maximum performance poten­tial on a major in vocal or instrumental, together with skills in piano, music theory, history music, and conducting. A minor is not required.      

 

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

The curriculum for this degree prepares the student to teach and supervise music in the schools from kindergarten through senior high school. The program requires thorough knowledge of an applied instrument or vocal together with conducting and basic techniques of keyboard, woodwinds, strings, brass and percussion instruments. Music theory, history of music and participation in organizations are also included. A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science degree provides the fundamentals of a liberal education with opportunity for specialization. Persons completing this degree who plan to teach should see the teacher education section.

Requirements for a Major

Each student must select a major area of concentration from among the following departments or areas: biology, chemistry, communication, exercise science, family and consumer sciences, geography, justice studies, mathe­matics, physics, psychology, recreation, social work, sociology. 

Requirements for a Minor

Each student must select a minor that must be in a different field from the major.  The social work major does not require a minor. 

Special Regulations

Not more than 10 hours of approved practice or shop courses may be counted toward this degree.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree is designed for students preparing to teach in elementary or secondary schools, or in vocational-technical schools offering work at the secondary level. The degree is also designed to serve students planning graduate preparation for school service positions and for those planning graduate preparation for teaching in community junior colleges and other institutions of higher education.

The degree requires a substantial program of work in general education to provide opportunity for the student to acquire the fundamentals of a liberal education. In addition, the degree requires specialized preparation, or concentration, in the areas, or fields to be taught, together with a sequence of courses in psychology and professional education designed to assist the individual to function effectively as a teacher. See teacher education section.

Requirements for a Major

Students preparing to teach in the elementary school major in early childhood/late childhood (K-6) and complete two fifteen-hour fields and one 16 hour field of concentration in specified subject matter areas.

Individuals preparing to teach at the secondary level select a major area of concentration from any one of the depart­ments offering a teaching major. In most instances, it is recommended that the individual preparing to teach in a secondary school develop adequate breadth as well as depth in the major field.

Preparation to teach in higher education, including the junior college, requires depth of preparation in a teaching field and usually requires a fifth or sixth year of preparation.

Requirements for a Minor

The minor, when required on the student's degree pro­gram, must be selected with advisement as one appropriate to teacher preparation.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEER­ING TECHNOLOGY

Curricula offered under this degree are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and are designed to prepare graduates for employment in industry. Students enrolled in these curricula have the opportunity to specialize in one of five engineering technology options. Graduates find employment in administrative and supervisory positions in industrial organizations and assume responsibili­ties in the areas of product design and development, manu­facturing and production, sales and distribution, maintenance and service and industrial training.  A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL TECHNOLO­GY

This degree is designed to prepare students for employ­ment in clinical laboratories as medical technologists. The degree is necessary before a person is eligible to take the National Registry Examination for certification as a medical technolo­gist. A minor in chemistry is required.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare students for the practice of professional nursing in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and homes in the community. Persons receiving this degree are eligible to write the licensure examination required to become a registered nurse. A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLO­GY

This degree is designed to prepare students for employ­ment in business and industry in high level technical, managerial and supervisory positions. A minor is not required.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN VOCATION­AL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The degree program is designed for those desiring posi­tions as teachers and supervisors in vocational, industrial and technical education, and in health occupations. In addition, to meeting curriculum requirements, the individual must meet work experience requirements established by the Division of Vocational Education, Kansas State Department of Educa­tion. A minor is not required.

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

The Associate of Applied Science degree is granted upon the completion of the following specified two-year program:

Department of Automotive Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Department of Technology and Workforce Learning

Electrical Technology

Wood Technology

 

CERTIFICATES

Two year certificates are granted upon completion of the following programs:

Department of Automotive Technology

Automotive Service Technology             Two Year Certificate

Department of Technology and Workforce Learning

Electrical Technology                              Two Year Certificate

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