Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) is a new degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts. Developed in collaboration with Extended Education, this program is for working adults who have completed some post-secondary education and would like to complete an undergraduate degree. 
The BAIS requires concentrations of study rather than the traditional major/minor approach. These areas of concentration and elective components provide you with more flexibility to choose courses based on your interests and needs.

The program is 90 credit hours divided into three components:

  • 21 credit hours of Foundation courses
  • 18 credit hours of an area of Concentration
  • 51 credit hours of elective courses

Foundation Courses
The purpose of these required courses is to provide a transition to university-level study and a foundation in the liberal arts. These courses total 21 credit hours.

  • Introduction to University – ARTS 1110 (3 credit hours)
  • Adult Learning and Development – EDUA 1560 (3 credit hours)
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills – SWRK 2080 or English Composition ENGL 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

You cannot substitute another course for a Foundations course. Some students may receive transfer credit based on previously completed courses.

Within the above three components, you need to satisfy the following

  • 36 credit hours must be completed at University of Manitoba to satisfy the degree residency requirement and 9 credit hours of the Concentration must be completed at the University of Manitoba to satisfy the Concentration residency requirement
  • 30 credit hours must be taken from courses taught by the Faculty of Arts (12 credit hours of Mathematics, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music List A or Art History courses may be used to meet this requirement)
  • 15 credit hours minimum must be completed at the 2000 level or higher
  • 6 credit hours minimum must be at the 3000 level or higher
  • 6 credit hours of humanities courses
  • 6 credit hours of social science courses
  • 6 credit hours of courses taught by the Faculty of Science
  • 3 credit hours each in a course that satisfies the written English and Math requirements
  • 3 credit hours in each of 5 different subjects
  • at least 1 area of concentration comprised of 18 or more credit hours from 1 subject field 
  • 2.00 grade point average on Concentration courses 
  • 2.00 grade point average on passed courses contributing to the degree.

Note: Some courses may fulfill more than one degree requirement.  
For example, if you take Math 1010, it will satisfy the Math requirement, the Science requirement and it  is one of the Foundation courses.