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Liberal Arts Program Emphasis, BIS

Degree Requirements

Students must complete the following core coursework by selecting two to three areas of emphasis (minimum of 30 hours total):

Two Areas of Emphasis
Upper division College of Arts and Sciences coursework 112-18
Upper division Approved Coursework in Second Area 212-18
IS 389Integrated Studies Capstone Proposal1
IS 390Integrated Studies Capstone2
Total Hours27-39
Three Areas of Emphasis
Upper division College of Arts and Sciences coursework 112-18
Upper division College of Arts and Sciences coursework 112-18
Upper division Approved Coursework in Third Area 212-18
IS 389Integrated Studies Capstone Proposal1
IS 390Integrated Studies Capstone2
Total Hours39-57

Upper division courses may require prerequisites or consent of instructor. Programs must be formulated in consultation with the BIS Director.

Students interested in obtaining more information about the Bachelor of Integrated Studies should contact the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office.

  • Grade of “C” or better required for designated courses in the ISP/MDSP.
  • ISP/MDSP consists of at least 30 graded hours, including 12 hours 300-400 level courses and a capstone project (IS 389 and IS 390 or substitute approved by the BIS Director).
  • The first 30 hours of the ISP/MDSP may not be applied to the 84 hour “non-major” requirement.
  • Courses applied to the General Education distribution requirements may not also be utilized to meet ISP/ MDSP requirements.
  • All requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree must be met with the following exceptions: no major requirements; no foreign language requirement.