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When considering completion of your bachelor's degree, you might wish to re-enroll in your previous program. If, however, you do not wish to do so there are other choices for you.

The University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offer bachelor's degree programs that can be customized to meet the needs of students who are close to completing a degree (have 90+ credits). These programs are generally flexible, individualized, recognize prior learning and provide courses via the Internet.

Bemidji State University

Bachelor of Science in Career & Technical Education - Post-secondary Education Track
A program designed to incorporate up to 32 technical credits from an A.A.S. Degree or 32 credits may be transcript into the degree from three years of related occupational experience.

Metropolitan State University

Individualized Bachelor of Arts
is designed to incorporate your past formal college level learning, prior learning you achieved through your own self-direction and which you have not received college credits as well as courses taken online and or on campus, independent studies and internships.

Housed in First College, this degree option offers you the opportunity to complete your individualized degree without having to take a single class on campus. Courses can be taken online, as student and faculty designed independent study, as an internship, through prior learning assessment, or at other institutions.

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Applied Organizational Studies
A program designed primarily for working adults that will provide them the qualifications needed to advance in their careers or to change professions. It provides students with education in communication, in critical analysis, and in organizational leadership.

Open Studies Baccalaureate
A degree program designed to give highly motivated, self-directed students an opportunity to create their own programs and earn an undergraduate degree. It is a liberal-education program designed for students who wish to major in an interdisciplinary area with a coherency of design. Students seeking the Open Studies degree will select three academic areas in which to concentrate their work.

St. Cloud State University

Bachelor of Elective Studies
A program designed to allow you to come back to college to complete your degree in a timely manner. The program allows you to apply previous credits towards your B.E.S. It also allows you to explore several subject areas without committing to one specialty, and you can take higher level courses without completing the full requirements of a major.

University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies
A program designed to meet the needs of individuals whose educational objectives cannot be met through traditional degree programs. Each student works to plan a program which meets their career objectives.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies
A degree program designed with working adults in mind and allows students to tailor a degree program to fit their needs and interests. Students choose three areas of concentration out of five possible areas.

Winona State University

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies
An academically sound program designed to let you to build on past experience and design a degree for current and future needs. The program has a leadership option that allows you to focus your major coursework around one or more areas of leadership knowledge and skills.

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