Transfer policy and
Nontraditional Studies Alumni Association
of Interdisciplinary Studies provides opportunities for students to combine
disciplines in unique ways. Students can apply for a nontraditional, individualized,
and interdisciplinary course of study by designing their own curriculum.
Or students can apply for a prescribed interdisciplinary specialization
in Women's Studies.
The nontraditional program is for students who already have some college
credits, and who wish to create an individualized curriculum not available
in traditional majors. With VCU faculty advising, students in this undergraduate
program are able to design a degree compatible with their academic, career
and personal interests. Some students pursue the BIS degree to increase
their chances for a advancement in their jobs; some realize that the degree
will provide personal or job satisfaction; and others want to design a
program that will help them change careers. Regardless of the need, each
student must define a specific focus area that combines two or more areas