VCU Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies College of Humanities and Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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The Bachelor 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 of study.

VCU College of Humanities and SciencesBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
bis@vcu.eduLast updated: 07/31/2007