A Part-Time Degree
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) makes it possible for working adults to complete a degree from the University of Virginia in the evenings, on a part-time basis.
Multiple Learning Environments
Classes are offered in-person, blended (combine in-person with online), and online. Learn more about the available learning environments.
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum is designed to foster a broad interdisciplinary education with concentrations in:
- Liberal Arts
- Individualized Concentration
All students are required to complete an independent research Capstone Project guided by a faculty mentor.
60 Credit Hours Required for Entry
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program requires 60 transferable credit hours to enter the program. The University then requires a minimum of 60 hours of UVa credit in order to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Applicants for the off-Grounds program offered with the Northern Virginia and Tidewater community colleges need to have earned at least fifteen (15) transferable credits from the host community college.
Note: this may not be the program of choice for some individuals who are eager to enter a program sooner and/or may want to bring in more hours that will count toward a degree completion.
Support Starting Today
In an effort to maximize potential success and satisfaction for each student throughout a very challenging academic experience, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies provides a high level of support and individualized attention, starting at the pre-application stage. Pre-admission counselors are available to meet with prospective students, then, academic advisors are available after admission to the program.