Interdisciplinary Studies B.I.S. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) Online with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies provides opportunities for students who are interested in combining a liberal arts background with some degree of specialization. The degree offers a solid core curriculum program along with the freedom to choose several areas of study.

An online interdisciplinary degree that allows for study in several areas, the B.I.S. is organized to provide an academically sound program with carefully planned core and area concentrations. The student who earns this degree will have achieved a broad-based education in a fully accredited program.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Select 18 credit hours of courses appropriate to Concentrations, as approved by advisor18
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
Orientation
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
For the major, students may choose one of the following two options: 151-54
Three (3) concentrations of 18 credit hours each from the list of approved concentrations below;
Two (2) concentrations of 18 credit hours each from the list of approved concentrations below and one (1) 15-credit hour minor from the list of approved minors.
Approved Concentrations: 2
Business, Justice Studies, Music, Public Administration, Sociology, and Writing
Note: Please check with B.I.S. advisor for detailed information on Approved Concentrations.
Approved Minors 3
Business, Justice Studies, Sociology, and Writing
Note: Please check with B.I.S. advisor for detailed information on Approved Minors.
Required Capstone Course
IDS   4111Capstone in Interdisciplinary Studies1
Elective
Select 5-8 credit hours of Electives5-8
Total Credit Hours126
1

Of the total number of hours for the major, 42 of the credit hours must be at the upper division level.

2

Note: Please check with B.I.S. advisor for detailed information on Approved Concentrations.

3

Please check with B.I.S. advisor for detailed information on Approved Minors.

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must have a 2.0 total institution GPA overall and a total GPA of 2.0 in each concentration (or minor).

Advisement

Advisement: The program is administered by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The CLASS Advisement Center and the Online BGS program office are located in the Carroll Building, Room 2244. Contact: Office of the Online BGS Director, (912) 478-7128 or (912) 478-2316.