May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Individualized Studies, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies (BSIS) builds upon the academic strength and framework of UW-Stout’s online customized instruction programs and is focused on returning adults, transfer, and reentry students seeking to advance their careers with degree completion. The student-focused BSIS degree program embraces credit for prior learning and previously earned credits by embedding them within the design of an individualized degree program. This degree-completion program is designed to encourage creativity and allow students to pursue vocational goals outside of discipline-specific majors at UW-Stout. Students must complete 32 credits from UW-Stout.


General Requirements
Bachelor of Science

Total for graduation                         120 credits  
Stout Core                  40 credits  
Major Studies                  80 credits  

Stout Core (40 credits)

Communication Skills (9 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

At least one math or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses

Electives to reach 40 Stout Core credits

Students must also take courses with the following designations:

Racial and Ethnic Studies (2 courses)

Global Perspective (2 courses)

Academic Degree Program or Major Course Requirements: (80 credits)

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