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Integrative Studies

Bachelor of Integrative Studies

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree 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 and professional goals.

  • The Integrative Studies major has a General concentration and a Two Minors concentration. 
  • These concentrations may have the most appeal for students near the end of their academic careers (senior-level students) who are re-evaluating their academic and career choices. 
  • It is a program in which the student undertakes the responsibility for the research and design of their program, in consultation with an advisor.

The Integrative Studies-General concentration allows students to choose a minimum of 30 credit hours from interrelated programs that support their career aspirations.

The Integrative Studies-Two Minors concentration allows students to complete two university-recognized minors and/or certificates. A minimum of two academic departments in which to select courses are chosen and a rationale for the ways in which these courses support the student's career goals is developed.

Students, who wish to declare either the General or the Two Minors concentrations of the Integrative Studies major within the Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree, must meet with a B.I.S. academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss his or her future academic and career goals and to develop an approved program of study. Ideally, students should begin the process for evaluation and program review at or near the time they have a minimum of 60 earned credit hours.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You are a student who wishes to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to a program
  • You need a specifically designed course of student
  • You want to take responsibility for designing and managing your own program

THIS PROGRAM WILL TEACH YOU

  • Demonstrated skills in the competencies that are chosen for your program
  • Research and time management skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Mathematic competencies