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.