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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Arts

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies

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    Expected duration

    • Variable

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    Program options

    • Flexible schedule
    • Part-time studies

With the BAIS you can:

  • Complete a university degree part-time while working full-time
  • Get credit for UM certificates and degree courses you’ve already completed
  • Focus on what’s relevant to your professional and personal interests
  • Choose from convenient course delivery formats (e.g., face-to-face, blended, online)
  • Select courses from flexible schedules to suit your working life
  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed

Is the BAIS degree for you?

Consider a BAIS degree if:

  • You are a graduate of one of these UM Continuing Education certificate programs:
    • Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
    • Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA)
    • Certificate in Applied Management (CAM)
    • Certificate Program in Public Sector Management (CPSM)
  • You are a graduate of the Certificate in Management and Administration (CIM) 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
  • You are pursuing a job that requires a degree, but you don’t have a degree
  • You are unemployed or underemployed and know a degree will open up more job possibilities for you
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Program details

The BAIS program is offered by the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with Extended Education.

Expected duration: Variable. Students study part-time and complete the degree at their own pace.

This program is designed for working adults who have completed some post-secondary education. The degree requires areas of concentration rather than the traditional major and minor requirement. This approach provides more flexibility to choose courses based on your interests and needs.

The BAIS 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

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Degree requirements

The BAIS degree is made up of three components: foundation courses, concentration courses and elective courses. Students must satisfy the following program requirements.

  • 36 credit hours must be completed at the University of Manitoba to satisfy the degree residency requirement.
  • 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 (may include up to 12 credit hours from the department of mathematics or art history courses considered as humanities, or which have been accepted on transfer as equivalent to courses taught by the Faculty of Arts).
  • You must take:
    • 15 credit hours minimum at the 2000 level or higher
    • 6 credit hours minimum 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 one area of concentration comprising 18 or more credit hours from one subject field
  • You must have a 2.00 grade point average for concentration courses
  • You must have a 2.00 grade point average on passed courses contributing to the degree.

Some courses may fulfill more than one degree requirement. For example, if you take Math 1010, it will satisfy the math requirement and the science requirement, and it is also a foundation course.

For full details on humanities, social sciences, and written English and math requirements, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Foundation courses

These required courses provide a transition to university-level study and a foundation in the liberal arts. These courses total 21 credit hours. You cannot substitute another course for a foundation course.

  • 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 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

Some students may receive transfer credit based on courses they have previously completed.

Areas of concentration

The following are offered as BAIS concentrations:

Anthropology
Art History
Asian Studies
Canadian Studies
Catholic Studies
Central and East European Studies
The Changing Workplace
Classics - Classical Studies
Classics - Greek
Classics - Latin
Economics
English, Theatre, Film & Media - English
English, Theatre, Film & Media - Film Studies
English, Theatre, Film & Media - Theatre
French, Spanish, and Italian - French
French, Spanish, and Italian - Spanish
French, Spanish, and Italian - Italian
German and Slavic Studies - German
German and Slavic Studies - Russian
German and Slavic Studies - Ukrainian
German and Slavic Studies - Polish
History
Icelandic Language and Literature
Judaic Studies
Labour Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management (offered by Asper School of Business)
Mathematics
Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Native Studies
Native Studies - Indigenous Languages
Option in Aging
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Religion
Sociology and Criminology - Sociology
Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the BAIS program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

There are two entry paths for admission to the BAIS degree. Students must meet one of the following conditions:

1. Successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of university-level coursework at the University of Manitoba or elsewhere, which includes: University of Manitoba certificate or diploma programs and/or diploma programs completed at another accredited post-secondary institution. Courses used toward admission will also be considered for transfer credit.

OR

2. Be eligible for admission as a mature status student.

For detailed requirements, including required grade point averages for admission and courses eligible for transfer credit, refer to BAIS admission requirements (PDF).

Students who hold a first undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts may not apply for the BA Integrated Studies degree program.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online.

The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.

Applicants must also submit with their application:

  • A resumé showing three years of full-time workplace experience (i.e., equal to or greater than 30 hours per week) preferably with the same employer.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
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Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early October April 1

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To apply to the Inner City Social Work program, attend an information session at the William Norrie Centre. You will receive an application form at the information session. All information sessions are held in Room 126, William Norrie Centre.

Room 126 William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada
204-668-8160
Fax: 204-663-8857

All applicants need approval from the Faculty of Social Work – Inner City Selection Coordinator, Debra Diubaldo who can be reached at debra.diubaldo@umanitoba.ca or 204-668-8160.

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Applicants are encouraged to apply early and check their course availability prior to applying.

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Admission and application inquiries

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Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8808
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Program inquiries

Faculty of Arts Student Services Office
Room 134 Fletcher Argue Building
15 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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Phone: 204-474-9100
Toll free: 1-800-432-1960 ext. 9100