Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration in Liberal Arts
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program makes it possible for working adults to complete a 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 concentrations in business, health care management, information technology, and the liberal arts, as well as an individualized concentration. Classes are offered online, on Grounds in Charlottesville, in Richmond, and at Northern Virginia and Tidewater community colleges. 

The liberal arts concentration includes 18 credit hours in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Students in the liberal arts concentration are also required to take two ISLS courses and ISIN 4510 Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences and ISIN 4520 Special Topics in the Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities. They are also required to take 24 credits of electives. These may vary by semester and may include courses in disciplines such as anthropology, art, art history, architectural history, classics, drama, economics, history, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.