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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.


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The BIS major requires students 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. Specific numbers of credits are prescribed in each of the disciplines used for the program of study and course substitution is not allowed within the common core. The BIS degree has a program administrator who approves proposed programs of study. 

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

General Education Core


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  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements


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 and capstone courses. 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.

BIS Core (Foundation core) 8 Credits


Electives (33-34 credits)


  • To graduate, students will need an additional 33-34 credits. Please consult with an academic advisor to determine how these credits can best be completed to compliment the student’s area of interest.

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


Additional Information


One BIS option in the Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science has received formal approval. (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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