Integrative Studies

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.

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

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.

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

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STARK CAMPUS CONTACT

Jenna Morrison
Academic Advisor II
132 Main Hall
330-244-3276
jrusse47@kent.edu