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Mission Statement

Background

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.

 


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