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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 3991Capstone I
ISCP 4991Capstone II
ISCP 3991Capstone I

Online
ISBU 3710Managerial Finance
ISBU/ISSS 3880Data Analytics and Decision Making
ISBU/ISSS 3887Educational Technology in the Information Age
ISBU/ISSS 4670Organizational Change and Development
ISHU 3180Roots and Stems of Effective Writing
ISHU 3624Visual Cultural and Aesthetics: The Practice of Seeing
ISIN 4510Introduction to European Studies
ISIN 4520Renaissance to Radical Islam
ISLS 3000Transformations: Reading, Thinking and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
ISLS 3010Nationalism and National Identity
ISLS 3020Critical Thinking: Why Do We Believe the Things We Do?
ISSS 3170The Bill of Rights in the 21st Century
ISSS 3401Smart Cities Enabling Sustainability
ISSS 3710The American Presidency
ISSS 4060War and World Politics
ISSS 4131Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society
IT 3220Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
IT 3240Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
IT 4400Web Application Development-Building Dynamic Websites
PSHM 4300Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
PSHM 4700Economics and Finance in Health Care
SEC 3010Securing the Cyber World
SEC 3020Cybersecurity Policy, Law, and Ethics
SEC 3040Writing and Communications in a Technical Field
SEC 4020Mobile Security and Forensics

Alexandria
ISHU 3623Studio Art: Painting
ISSS 4820American Political Thought and Institutions

Charlottesville
ISLS 3100Age of Discovery
ISSS 4131Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society
ISSS 4610Economics of Climate Change

Loudoun
ISHU 3621The Biological Basis of Art
ISLS 3780An Examination of the Criminal Justice System

Richmond
ISHU 3220American Autobiography

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

Fall Sample Schedule

All Sites
ISCP 3991Capstone I
ISCP 4991Capstone II

Online
ISBU 3610Organizational Behavior
ISHU 3301Introduction to Film
ISIN 4510Historical Study of Empire
ISIN 4520Writing for Your Life
ISLS 3000Transformations: Reading, Thinking and Communicating in the Liberal Arts
ISLS 3211Russian Politics
ISLS 3300The Poet in Society
ISLS 3610Italian Renaissance
ISLS 3780An Examination of the Criminal Justice System
ISSS 3416Social Psychology in the Modern World
ISSS 3420Human Thought and Behavior
ISSS 4010The Second World War
ISSS 4290An Alternative History of Early America
IT 3220Strategic Business Values of Information Technology
IT 3350Agile Project Management
IT 3400Database Management and Business Intelligence/Analytics
PSHM 3010Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying the Concepts to Practice
PSHM 3050Current Issues in Health Care
PSHM 4052Global Health Care
PSHM 4600Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
PSHM 4650American Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities
PSHM 4750Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care

Alexandria
ISSS 3180Critical Issues in Democracy

Charlottesville
ISBU/ISHU/ISSS 3281The Art of Public Speaking
ISIN 4510Exploring US History

Loudoun
ISLS 3190Good Cop, Bad Cop

Tidewater
ISBU/ISHU/ISSS 3281The Art of Public Speaking
ISHU 3040Contemporary American Literature in the Digital Age

Summer Sample Schedule

All Sites
ISCP 3991Capstone I
ISCP 4991Capstone II

Online
ISBU 3410Commercial Law
ISBU/ISSS 3422Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace
ISHU/ISSS 3453Food for Thought: An Exploration of the Way We Eat
ISHU 3500Photography as Art
ISHU 4010Art in Society: Myth, Music Merriment
ISHU/ISSS 4063Hell’s Angel: How Hunter Thompson Kept Us Honest
ISHU 4350The Films of Stanley Kubrick
ISIN 4510The Atlantic World
ISIN 4520Art in Society
ISLS 3150Genocide: Origins, Prevention, Punishment
ISLS 3250The Notion of Heft and Home
ISSS 3440Gender in Society
ISSS 4300America in the 1960’s: A Decade of Turbulence
ISSS 4454Emotion, Emotional Intelligence and Meditation

Alexandria
ISHU 3626Studio Art: Sculpture
ISLS 3212Beowulf to the Untouchables, Changing Heroes, Change Culture

Charlottesville
ISHU/ISSS 3090Religion in America
ISHU 3301Introduction to Film
ISSS 3383The Dark Side of the Twentieth Century

Loudoun
ISHU 3290Analytical Writing Basics
ISHU 3623Studio Art: Painting

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

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I want my students to realize that good writing just doesn’t happen. You have to work at it.
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Charlotte Matthews

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Charlotte Matthews is a well-regarded poet with three full-length poetry collections to her name. Also an associate professor in the BIS program, she delivers rigorous instruction in writing and revision while encouraging students to develop their own voice. In 2018, Charlotte received the Adelle F. Robertson Award, the school’s highest honor, for sustained excellence in providing new knowledge, instruction, and public service to the people, organizations, and institutions served by the University.

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

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Stephen is an associate professor in BIS, and also serves as the program director. He has been teaching courses on U.S. cultural history since 2006, and, in addition to his work as an instructor, strives to increase access and flexibility at UVA to help adult learners reach their academic goals. Under his leadership, students are now able to complete the BIS degree entirely online.

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Student Spotlight

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It was very important to me to set an example for my three children. And earning my degree was a source of personal satisfaction.
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Marisela Perez

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

As a part-time student and working mother of three, Marisela took advantage of flexible learning opportunities and employer reimbursement to earn her bachelor’s from SCPS. After completing her associate’s degree at a local community college, she enrolled in the BIS program part-time. She completed her degree online after relocating from Charlottesville to California, and now works as an accounting manager for Tri-Dim, who sponsored her SCPS studies.

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I'm in a managerial position now. An SCPS degree provided the foundation for advancing in my career.
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Clifton Jones

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

When Clifton began his academic career at UVA, it was as a biomedical engineering student in the rigorous Engineering School. Three years in, however, he realized that this field was not for him. He left Charlottesville to enter the workforce, and started applying his talents at a youth arts organization in Washington, DC. Now returning to UVA as a BIS student, Clifton is completing his undergraduate degree in his true area of interest, and is collecting skills that will help him advance his creative career.

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At orientation, everyone was kind and supportive, and they make you feel welcomed as a UVA student. You get all the services you would expect from a university like this. It is amazing.
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Jesús Pino

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Jesús came to SCPS by way of his home city of Córdoba, where he developed a passion for photography as the co-founder of a bimonthly arts and culture magazine. When he relocated to the United States for his wife’s job, he decided to advance his photography and advertising career with an undergraduate degree. Now a bachelor’s student at BIS, he’s making connections, developing expertise, and gaining experience in pursuit of his dream job.

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