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Mission Statement


The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) is an interdisciplinary degree housed by the Weber State Office of Academic Affairs.

The BIS degree best fits students who have developed a sense of their educational and life goals; and who are looking for ways to explore those goals through an individualized, inquiry-based program. BIS students:

  • Create a personalized academic program
  • Obtain a broad liberal arts education
  • Prepare for specific career goals and/or graduate school
  • Repko (2012) defined integrated studies as a process of answering questions, problem solving, and using inquiry to investigate issues too broad or complex to be addressed by a single discipline. Students must integrate and meld content knowledge, methodology, and problem-solving skills to complete their degrees.

Bachelor of Integrated Studies students select three academic emphases for in-depth study and work closely with University faculty to conceptualize, draft, and create Capstone Projects that meld and synthesis knowledge, methods, and creativity into a cohesive whole.

Mission Statement

The mission of the BIS Department is to recruit, advise, and support students as they identify three academic areas of study; facilitate communications between students and mentoring faculty; and to prepare students to craft high impact inquiry, creative, or community-engaged learning Capstone Projects.

Repko, A. (2012). Interdisciplinary research process and theory. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.