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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program makes it possible for working adults to complete a liberal arts degree from the University of Virginia on a part-time basis through evening and online classes. The degree completion program offers a broad interdisciplinary education with a variety of concentrations. See options for completing your BIS below.
Business Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) business concentration includes 18 credits comprised of five required business courses, such as Commercial Law, Fundamentals of Marketing, and Managerial Finance, and one business elective. To be admitted to the business concentration, students must have completed four courses at other institutions: micro- and macroeconomics, financial accounting, and statistics.
Cybersecurity Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in cybersecurity analysis (CSA) prepares adult learners to enter the CSA workforce.
Early Childhood Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in early childhood, offered in partnership with the Curry School of Education and Human Development, prepares adult learners for roles in childcare, preschool, and other educational and service settings by providing a well-rounded lberal arts education with 18 credits of required courses in the early childhood field.
Health Care Management Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in healthcare management provides a well-rounded liberal arts education with an emphasis on the healthcare field. Students take 24 credits of required healthcare courses, which cover such topics as healthcare programs and policy, management practices, legal and ethical considerations in healthcare, and healthcare economics.
Information Technology Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in information technology provides a well-rounded liberal arts education with a professional focus on IT. Required courses in this 18-credit concentration include Basics of Web Design, Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design, and Database Management and Business Intelligence/Analytics.
Liberal Arts Concentration
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in liberal arts offers a well-rounded curriculum in the humanities and social sciences. Courses cover such topics as anthropology, art, economics, history, music, philosophy, and literature.
University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
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