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Applied Studies Online

Applied Studies

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Build a personalized degree with our Applied Studies program.

Build a degree to fit your needs. Using your transfer credits and interest areas, this program provides the flexibility of developing a bachelor's degree designed for you and by you. When educational objectives exceed those of traditional degree programs, take your professional experiences and customize a path specific to you and your goals.

Applied Studies is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Sarah Monson

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment
Online Admissions | (218) 281-8569



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    Transfer Friendly
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    Build Your Own Degree
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    Flexible to meet your needs

Major in the making of you

Define your personal, career, and educational goals.

Are there admission requirements for this degree?

Students must have completed 60 credits to be eligible for the Applied Studies degree.

How do I build my own degree program?

Students complete at least two areas of study, with at least one area having an occupational direction. Technical courses taken at a technical college may be used to complete one area of study. All courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor.


Applied Studies


  • Complete a tailored course of study that builds on your education and experience.

  • Convenient for those with a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.

  • Transfer students into Applied Studies have found that most of their previous technical or community college credits were accepted into their degree program.

  • Meets individual needs whose educational objectives cannot be met through traditional degree programs. 

Are you ready?

We open the door for those who are ready. Ready to change their life, ready to achieve goals, and ready to make a difference in the lives around them. All brought to you in an online, flexible environment. With a University of Minnesota degree that will bring you to soaring new heights. And endless possibilities getting you ready for a career change, to start something new, or to start over -- whatever your reason is, take your next step with UMN Crookston! We're ready, are you?

Meet your future professors

  • Sharon Stewart

    Associate Professor