Bachelor of Integrative Studies

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (B.I.S.) is a degree 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 and professional goals.


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

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.


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The requirements for the Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. Some of these include:

  • Completion of 120 semester hours of applicable course work  
  • Completion of 42 upper division hours (30000/40000 level)  
  • Students must complete the degree with a minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA. Students in both the Integrative Studies-General concentration and the Integrative Studies-Two Minors concentration are required to complete IGST 40099 Senior Project, as well as, all University requirements.
  • Achievement of at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all Kent State University coursework.

The entire application and admission process must be completed, including formal approval of a program proposal, prior to the first week of the semester in which the student begins their final 30 hours.

Requirements are based upon the current Undergraduate Catalog. New students must satisfy the current catalog requirements at the time of admission into the program. See a BIS advisor for your specific requirements if you may be under an earlier catalog.