Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Online

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree online is a degree-completion program offering a broad interdisciplinary education with online and evening classes.


Choose from courses in Commercial Law, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Managerial Finance, International Business, and more.

Available: Online & All Locations

Liberal Arts

Combine courses from the Humanities--art, art history, architectural history, classics, literature, music, philosophy, and sociology and the Social Sciences--anthropology, economics, government, politics, history, psychology and sociology.

Available: Online & All Locations


Propose a concentration comprised of 18 credits of upper-level courses tailored to an academic interest or theme. 

Available: Online & All Locations

Individuals transfer to UVA as third-year students and complete at least 60 credit hours at UVA to earn the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree online.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Part Time
    • Online, Face-to-Face, and Blended Evening Classes

    On average, students take two courses per term, including the summer, and take three to four years to complete the degree. Many are able to finish sooner, or some students choose to move more slowly, taking up to seven years. 
  • Available Online

    When you enroll in an online course, you'll find support and collaboration every step of the way. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional student experience wherever you are.  

    Students are required to attend Orientation on Grounds in Charlottesville.

    Face-to-face classes are also available at multiple Virginia locations.  

    Learning Online

  • Admission Requirements

    Individuals with a high school diploma, or equivalency, awarded at least four years prior to admission to BIS are invited to apply. They will also need 60 transferable credit hours.  

    Fall: May 15
    Spring: November 1

    Admission Details

  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    Estimated Cost of the Degree
    $25,800 in state / out of state

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually. 

    Eligible for Active Duty Military Rate of $250 per credit hour (in state and out of state) for online courses

    Paying for Your Degree
    Options are available to assist students with paying for their education including financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans. 

    Tuition & Financial Aid Details


As the BIS program director, Stephen also enjoys teaching U.S. Cultural History courses in the program. He appreciates helping students gain the education they need to realize their goals.

Meet Our Faculty

Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine

It is extremely energizing to teach adult students, especially the highly motivated students in our program.

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you the impact the BIS degree has had on their lives and careers.
Jesús Pino

Jesús Pino

A Circuitous Route Leads to UVA

Every student has his or her own story, but Jesús Pino Aguilar’s is exceptional in that it encompasses not just a change of careers, but also a change of continents.

Sara Teaster

Sara Teaster


Achieves goal, credits BIS flexibility

When Sara Teaster entered UVA's master's program in Urban and Environmental Planning in fall 2009, she felt well equipped to take on the challenge, thanks to the experiences she gained while earning her BIS degree.