Annual Course Schedule - BIS

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree can be completed in 3.5 years by enrolling in 2 courses per term. The annual schedule is provided for general informational purposes and is subject to change. Please note that SCPS may cancel, modify, or make substitutions as deemed necessary in any given semester.

*3000-level ISLS, ISIN 4510, ISIN 4520, ISCP 3991 (Capstone 1) and ISCP 4991 (Capstone II), Business Concentration required course, ISSS and ISHU electives offered every semester

Required Business Course Rotation
Spring I: ISBU 3840 International Business
Summer I: ISBU 3410 Commercial Law
Fall I: ISBU 3610 Organizational Behavior
Spring II: ISBU 3710 Managerial Finance
Summer II: ISBU 3451 Marketing
(Fall II, rotation begins again with International Business)

Spring Sample Schedule

All Locations
ISCP 3991                   Capstone I
ISCP 4991                   Capstone II
 
Online
ISBU 3710                   Managerial Finance
ISBU/ISSS 3880          Data Analytics and Decision Making
ISBU/ISSS 3887          Educational Technology in the Information Age
ISBU/ISSS 4670          Organizational Change and Development
ISHU 3180                   Roots and Stems of Effective Writing
ISHU 3624                   Visual Cultural and Aesthetics: The Practice of Seeing
ISIN 4510                     Introduction to European Studies
ISIN 4520                     Renaissance to Radical Islam
ISLS 3000                    Transformations: Reading, Thinking and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
ISLS 3010                    Nationalism and National Identity
ISLS 3020                    Critical Thinking: Why Do We Believe the Things We Do?
ISSS 3170                    The Bill of Rights in the 21st Century
ISSS 3401                    Smart Cities Enabling Sustainability
ISSS 3710                    The American Presidency
ISSS 4060                    War and World Politics
ISSS 4131                    Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society
IT 3220                        Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
IT 3240                        Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
IT 4400                        Web Application Development-Building Dynamic Websites
PSHM 4300                 Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
PSHM 4700                 Economics and Finance in Health Care
SEC 3010                    Securing the Cyber World
SEC 3020                    Cyber Security Policy, Law, and Ethics
SEC 3040                    Writing and Communications in a Technical Field
SEC 4020                    Mobile Security and Forensics
 
Alexandria
ISHU 3623                   Studio Art: Painting
ISSS 4820                   American Political Thought and Institutions 
 
Charlottesville
ISLS 3100                    Age of Discovery
ISSS 4131                    Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society
ISSS 4610                    Economics of Climate Change
 
Loudoun
ISHU 3621                   The Biological Basis of Art
ISLS 3780                    An Examination of the Criminal Justice System
 
Richmond
ISHU 3220                   American Autobiography

Tidewater
ISHU 3953                   African American Theater Arts
ISSS 3360                    Making Sense of the News

Fall Sample Schedule

All Sites
ISCP 3991                   Capstone I
ISCP 4991                   Capstone II
 
Online
ISBU 3610                   Organizational Behavior
ISHU 3301                   Introduction to Film
ISIN 4510                    Historical Study of Empire
ISIN 4520                    Writing for Your Life
ISLS 3000                   Transformations: Reading, Thinking and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
ISLS 3211                   Russian Politics
ISLS 3300                   The Poet in Society
ISLS 3610                   Italian Renaissance
ISLS 3780                   An Examination of the Criminal Justice System
ISSS 3416                   Social Psychology in the Modern World
ISSS 3420                   Human Thought and Behavior
ISSS 4010                   The Second World War
ISSS 4290                   An Alternative History of Early America
IT 3220                        Strategic Business Values of Information Technology
IT 3350                        Agile Project Management
IT 3400                        Database Management and Business Intelligence/Analytics
PSHM 3010                 Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying the Concepts to Practice
PSHM 3050                 Current Issues in Health Care
PSHM 4052                 Global Health Care
PSHM 4600                 Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
PSHM 4650                 American Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities
PSHM 4750                 Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care
 
Alexandria
ISSS 3180                    Critical Issues in Democracy
 
Charlottesville
ISBU/ISHU/ISSS 3281 The Art of Public Speaking
ISIN 4510                    Exploring US History
 
Loudoun
ISLS 3190                    Good Cop, Bad Cop
 
Tidewater
ISBU/ISHU/ISSS 3281 The Art of Public Speaking
ISHU 3040                   Contemporary American Literature in the Digital Age

Summer Sample Schedule

All Sites
ISCP 3991                   Capstone I
ISCP 4991                   Capstone II
 
Online
ISBU 3410                   Commercial Law
ISBU/ISSS 3422          Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace
ISHU/ISSS 3453          Food for Thought: An Exploration of the Way We Eat
ISHU 3500                   Photography as Art
ISHU 4010                   Art in Society: Myth, Music Merriment
ISHU/ISSS 4063          Hell’s Angel: How Hunter Thompson Kept Us Honest
ISHU 4350                   The Films of Stanley Kubrick
ISIN 4510                     The Atlantic World
ISIN 4520                     Art in Society
ISLS 3150                    Genocide: Origins, Prevention, Punishment
ISLS 3250                    The Notion of Heft and Home
ISSS 3440                    Gender in Society
ISSS 4300                    America in the 1960’s: A Decade of Turbulence
ISSS 4454                    Emotion, Emotional Intelligence and Meditation
 
Alexandria
ISHU 3626                   Studio Art: Sculpture
ISLS 3212                    Beowulf to the Untouchables, Changing Heroes, Change Culture
 
Charlottesville
ISHU/ISSS 3090          Religion in America
ISHU 3301                   Introduction to Film
ISSS 3383                   The Dark Side of the Twentieth Century
 
Loudoun
ISHU 3290                   Analytical Writing Basics
ISHU 3623                   Studio Art: Painting