In our increasingly complex global economy, 21st-century professionals need to have creative and entrepreneurial skills and be agile and nimble learners who can navigate the pace of career changes with confidence. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree is one way to hone those skills as you explore the academic areas that match your passions and future plans.
The BIS is an individualized and interdisciplinary program for VCU students whose intellectual interests and professional goals are not easily met by a single major. Students who choose our Interdisciplinary Studies major have a wide range of academic interests, and our individualized program allows each student to work with their academic advisor to create a unique curricular pathway toward the BIS degree. Each student defines a focus area that is interdisciplinary in nature and is supported by taking courses in two or three disciplines. Some students choose to combine two minors that share interdisciplinary context while others develop a focus area that is more integrative. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is open to all VCU students.
Past BIS graduates have designed the following custom degree programs to prepare them for their professional lives after graduation: Fashion Media and Advertising, Arts Journalism, Business Methods for Public Policy, Creative Marketing for Business, Cultural Identity and Global Health, Social Media Management, Multi-Media Marketing in Sports, Video Choreography, Environmental Policy & Planning, Creative Technology Implementation, Juvenile Behavioral Interventions, Dis/abilities Advocacy, Armed Forces Leadership, Brand Management, History of Costume Design
If you are undecided about which degree program is right for you, or are interested in combining multiple disciplines, consider a BIS major. Want to learn more? We’d love to meet you in person and talk about where you want to go and how the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies may be a viable pathway to your future! Come visit us at 818 W. Broad Street, contact us to set up a meeting with an advisor!
To be designed in consultation with your academic advisor
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