Passport to Education uses two customizable degree pathways: The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies and the Bachelor of Applied Science programs. Both programs are based online. Contact us with questions!
Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) – Online
The Multidisciplinary Studies program is one of the most flexible, diverse programs at Boise State. Through this program, we are able to accept a greater number of transfer credits, arrange Credit for Prior Learning opportunities to take advantage of your work experience (ask Our Team about this), and offer a variety of course options so that you can build and complete the degree that will best help you meet your goals.
Foundational (general education) courses and electives are generally the easiest credits to transfer if you’ve attended another institution. In fact, if you have an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) from a regionally accredited institution, you automatically are Core Certified, fulfilling that entire first 40 credits!
Your upper-division and elective requirements are your opportunity for customization. You can look at minors and certificates that are offered online and mix-and-match until you build a degree plan that will help you get where you want to go. These online minors and certificates can include:
- Business Bridge-to-Career (Minor or Certificate)
- Applied Leadership (Certificate)
- User Experience (Certificate)
- ID:EA Certificate Program
- Harvard Business School Online CORe (Credential of Readiness)
- Multidisciplinary Studies Emphases (Course Options, including: Globalization, Ethics, Project Management and Design, Leadership, Communication, Teamwork and Innovation, Culture and Safety)
- Emphases in Public Health and Public Relations
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) – Online
The Bachelor of Applied Science program is similar to Multidisciplinary Studies in its aim to customize your degree and make the most of any college (academic), technical, or military credits you’ve already gained. You also have similar opportunities to obtain Credit for Prior Learning for your work experience (again, Our Team can help with this). The key difference is that this 120-credit degree is built first on a student already having an Associate of Applied Science technical degree, or equivalent technical credits.
The Bachelor of Applied Science degree allows students to choose from the online courses, minors, and certificates listed above as well as complete any lower division course not covered by transfer credits. This degree is an excellent choice for people who obtained technical knowledge to begin working in their fields, but now want to advance their careers or build additional opportunities with a bachelor’s degree.