Bachelor of Integrative Studies
The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree is a College of Arts Sciences non-major degree which provides maximum freedom for the student who wishes to design his or her own educational program by combining courses from different disciplines. This degree may be used to satisfy an interest in a wide range of areas appropriate to a general education, to pursue a broad concentration in an academic area such as the humanities, the social sciences or the natural and mathematical sciences, or to prepare for further study in a professional area such as in law, medicine, or public administration.
A student who has already completed the course or hour requirement for another Arts & Sciences major may not be admitted to the BIS degree program unless given special permission by the Curriculum Committee of the College. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to pursue the BIS degree.
ADVISING AND ADMISSION PROCESS
Students interested in the BIS degree should meet with Kent State Tuscarawas' BIS advisor, Sally Fadorsen, to discuss and declare the major. There is a specific process that must be followed in order to declare and plan for this program.
You may complete all the coursework required for the Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Depending on your area(s) of interest, concentration(s) and minor(s), you may need to complete some coursework at the Kent Campus. You must consult with an advisor if you plan to pursue the BIS degree. You will also need to correspond regularly with the BIS advisor to ensure that you are meeting program requirements.