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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 maximum freedom for the student who wishes to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to the design of an educational program while maintaining a focus on career and professional goals. 

The BIS is an individualized program in which the student is personally responsible for the research and design of his or her own degree program.
The BIS consists of two concentrations:
  1. Integrative Studies-General
  2. Integrative Studies-Three Minors
Choose 3 departments, 1 must be in A&S

Students choose a minimum of three academic departments, one of which must be housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, to select courses and develop a rationale for the way in which these courses are supportive of their career goals.

Is BIS Right For You?  

Students should attend an Informational Session to determine if BIS is right for them.

What's Next?

Students who wish to declare the BIS degree must complete a formal application, starting the process with the Request for Evaluation form.

  1. A student must first have a minimum of 60 earned hours (and preferably not more than 90) before beginning this process. 
  2. Meet with a BIS Academic Advisor, and review the evaluation  
  3. Submit Application, Program Rationale, and Proposal

The formal application materials must be submitted by established deadlines. Collegial approval of the Change of Program form constitutes admission to the program.

Program Admission Deadlines

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 15
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