The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (B.I.S.) Program is an interdisciplinary degree program that serves the needs of students who want to create a specific academic program, obtain a broad liberal education, prepare for particular career goals, and/or graduate school. The program best suits students who have developed a sense of their educational and life goals, and who are looking for ways to express those goals through an individualized university program.
To accomplish these general outcomes, B.I.S. students complete course work in three different disciplines. As a culminating experience, students then synthesize the three disciplines in a capstone project. The B.I.S. degree option is available to students in good standing at Weber State University with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Students must formally apply for admittance into the B.I.S. program, and must take 15 credit hours in the program after they are accepted.
All prospective students must meet with the B.I.S. Coordinator to plan a course of study, and be admitted into the program. Call 801-626-7713 to schedule an appointment. For more information, see the B.I.S. Webpage
Refer to General Requirements for bachelor degree requirements. Honors students may elect to fulfill this requirement through the Honors general education option.
Every B.I.S. student will take a minimum of 18 credit hours in three different academic departments or institutionally recognized disciplines (two of which must offer upper division credit) as approved by the department and the B.I.S. Coordinator. Any change in the course contract must be approved by the chair of the appropriate department and the B.I.S. coordinator.
This class will prepare students to successfully complete the BIS capstone thesis project, and to prepare themselves professionally for careers and graduate school. (Required prerequisite for capstone)
The BIS capstone project gives students the opportunity to integrate their three areas of emphasis into a single thesis. (Required for graduation)
Weber State University 2003-2004 Catalog