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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.


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The BIS major requires students to integrate two or more specific disciplines into a customized program of study, which is then linked together by a common core of classes designed to help students synthesize and communicate the relevance of the integration. The BIS degree has a program coordinator who works with students to get approval for proposed programs of study.

Graduates from this degree program cannot be approved for state certification as a teacher using this major.

General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)


See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


See Experiential Education .

Major Requirements


The BIS major requires students to integrate two or more specific disciplines into a customized program of study, which is then linked together by a common core of classes designed to help students synthesize and communicate the relevance of the integration. BIS majors must complete a minimum of 50 credits in the program, 8 of which comprise the common core. Course substitution is not allowed within the common core. The other 42 credits will be drawn from various SUU courses, depending on the student’s needs and in consultation with the Program Director. A total of 30 upper-division credits must be within the BIS program of study. The BIS degree is housed in the School of Integrative and Engaged Learning.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduates from this degree program cannot be approved for state certification as a teacher.

Electives (34-37 credits)


  • To graduate, students will need an additional 34-37 credits. Please consult with an athe appropriate student success/academic advisor and the program coordinator to determine how these credits can best be completed to complement the student’s area of interest.

Total Credits, B.I.S. degree: 120


Additional Information


No grade below a “C-” will be accepted for credit toward the major.

One BIS option in the Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science has received formal approval as a stand-alone program. (See Agricultural Science and Industry, B.I.S. )

Other degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies may be generated in other disciplines. Contact appropriate Dean for information.

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