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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is an interdisciplinary degree housed by the Weber State Office of Academic Affairs. You may earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) when you major in Interdisciplinary Studies based on your three areas. This link will help you determine which type of major to select.

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 Interdisciplinary 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 synthesize 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 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.