Dec 02, 2021  
2014-2015 General Catalog 
    
2014-2015 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 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.

General Education Core


See General Education 

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

University Requirements


NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program (1-3 Credits)


The EDGE Program contributes to a high-caliber education by allowing students a formal opportunity to create and reflect on their own hands-on learning experience. Required for completion of a Bachelors Degree.

Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)


Students create a project of their own design

Select Project Track (2 Credits)


Students select a project from the designated list 

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 University College.

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

BIS Core (Foundation core) 8 Credits


Electives (34-37 credits)


  • To graduate, students will need an additional 34-37 credits. Please consult with an 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. (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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