On the day many students are graduating, the University of Manitoba has created a new integrated studies degree program.
The U of M said Tuesday the Faculty of Arts, along with the division of Extended Education, has created a new 90 credit hour program called the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS).
The program is aimed at working adults who want the chance to complete a university degree, but already have some post-secondary education under their belt. People who have completed a few university courses or a University of Manitoba certificate or diploma and have delayed a university degree will also find the BAIS an attractive option.
“This new program may be attractive to unemployed or underemployed people to open up new career possibilities and options,” said Kathleen Matheos of Extended Education in a statement.
A fixed set of foundation courses will allow for a more flexible path to degree completion, as opposed to traditional major/minor requirements.