Integrative Studies allows students to have a choice, and a voice when it comes to their education.
The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree is a university-wide program that enables students to custom design their own plan of study. The BIS degree integrates (or blends) coursework from multiple disciplines to prepare students for academic and professional goals in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines already.
The program weaves flexibility and decision making into an opportunity for students to achieve unique personal and career goals. Students in the program have clearly identified educational goals and academic needs that can be achieved better through the BIS degree than through a traditional major.
This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.
Areas of Focus
Because students have the ability to custom design their coursework with the aid of a faculty mentor and adviser, it’s only natural that plans of study vary as vastly as our students do. Here are some examples of career focus areas:
- Nursing/Health Care
- Business and Communication
- Counseling and Human Services
- Law and Public Services
Selecting a Minor
Students also have the option of incorporating minor(s) into their plan of study. Here’s a list of popular minors we see being utilized in Integrative Studies:
- Applied Leadership Skills
- Exercise Science
- Public Relations
- Human Resource Development