Bachelor of Integrative Studies

What is the BIS Degree?

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies Degree (BIS) is a College of Arts and Sciences non-major degree that provides freedom for the student who wishes to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to the design of a degree program while maintaining a focus on career and professional goals. 

The structure of the BIS program allows the student to design their own degree and pursue a personally-selected research topic. This flexibility both enhances the career/education alignment and creates for meximum scheduling flexibility. The degree can be completed on-line or hybrid fashion with some work done in a classroom and some via remote access.

Those who have completed 60 hours of college-level course work, at nearly any institution of higher learning, are eligible to apply for the BIS degree.

Students in the BIS program select one from two possible paths to completion:

1. Integrative Studies-General
  • Students selected courses from a minimum of two academic departments to design a road to degree completion.
Integrative Studies-Two Minors
  • Students complete the requirements for two minors on their road to degree completion.
All students must complete the IGST 40099 Senior Project course to graduate with the BIS degree. This is for both concentrations.


Is BIS Right For You? 

Students considering the BIS degree should make an appointment with a BIS advisor.