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IMAGE: Bachelor of Integrative Studies

Stark Campus Contacts:

Heather Guarnieri
Assistant Director for Academic Advising
132 Main Hall

Tim Gray
Academic Advisor
132 Main Hall

Integrative Studies

Complete Degree at Stark

Bachelor of Integrative Studies at Kent State Stark

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) is a non-major degree for juniors or seniors (those with at least 60 earned hours) that provides maximum freedom for students who wish to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to the design of an educational program while maintaining a focus on career or professional goals. This degree may have the most appeal for students near the end of their academic careers who are re-evaluating their academic and career choices.

The student is responsible for the research and design of the curriculum, subject to University requirements and approval by the College. Students choose a minimum of three academic departments in which to select courses and develop a rationale for the way in which these courses support their career goals.

There are two concentrations within the BIS degree: Integrative Studies-General, which allows students to choose a minimum of 30 credit hours from interrelated programs that support their career aspirations, and the Integrative Studies-Three Minors concentration which allows students to complete three university-recognized minors and/or certificates.

  • This degree can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark

  • For admission requirements, application deadlines, program rules and restrictions, requirement sheets and BIS evaluations, visit:

    Bachelor of Integrative Studies website

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree replaces the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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