UC Foundation Professor Gretchen E. Potts, Director
Bachelor of Integrated Studies is a unique degree designed to serve both traditional students and adult students with prior learning. Students design a course plan to fit their educational and career goals. Coursework from disciplines in all colleges on campus can be integrated to form the degree. Prior learning can be assessed and applied to the degree. Additionally, students may select coursework that is completed entirely online.
Educational Outcomes and Objectives
Graduates with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree will be able to:
- Demonstrate a practical and theoretical grasp of a body of knowledge related to two or more disciplines;
- Critically and creatively research, write and present logical and theoretical connections between multiple disciplines;
- Evaluate, clarify, frame and address a complex question or challenge using perspectives and scholarship from two or more disciplines.
Pre-BIS and Admission to BIS Program:
All students wishing to earn a BIS degree should select the Pre-Bachelor of Integrated Studies major when applying to UTC. If you are a current UTC student, please consult with the program director before changing your major to Pre-BIS.
Interested Students - How to Get Started
All interested students (current and future) should visit the Integrated Studies website at http://www.utc.edu/BIS and watch the information video about the program by clicking on the “Click to Get Started Today!” link. After watching the video, students should complete the Integrated Studies Inquiry Form, also located on the website. The Inquiry Form will help students to focus their educational and career goals. Follow the instructions on the Inquiry Form for further steps.
Students earning a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree will complete 120 total credit hours and the same general education requirements as other undergraduate students (41 credit hours). Graduates must earn a 2.0 GPA overall and in the integrated major. The courses selected for the major must be approved by the Integrated Studies Committee. The specific graduation requirements are:
Total Credit Hours 120
General Education credit hours 41
Credit hours in integrated major 45 (including capstone)
Electives to complete 120 hours variable
Total hours must include:
Upper division credit hours 39
Upper division hours within integrated major 21