The College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences offers the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree. This degree is a full, 4 year baccalaureate self-designed general studies degree that complies with all university requirements as well as allows students to choose courses that best match their career goals. The BIS degree can either be obtained through traditional on-campus coursework or online.
Upon being accepted to the University, you will need to speak with your advisor to talk about your specific program check sheet and to discuss your educational goals in order to personalize our degree to fit your educational needs. Your check sheet will show a listing of all the courses that you have completed as well as the courses you will need to complete in order to meet the graduation requirements.
We do accept up to 60 hours of non-college credit including military, DANTES, CLEP and Portfolio credit hours. For more information on the DANTES and CLEP credit please visit the Student Services and Success Mentoring Center at http://www.utm.edu/departments/success/testing.php or click the Forms tab on our webpage. More information for the Portfolio program can be obtained by visiting the Portfolio webpage at http://www.utm.edu/departments/pla/portfolio.php. Please keep in mind that only 12 hours of Portfolio credit will be accepted.
Total minimum of hours completed is 120.
A degree plan is an official copy of your individualized Area of Interest. Your advisor will help you in individualizing your Area of Interest and submitting your degree plan. This plan will need to be submitted to the Records Office before the start of the semester in which you will have completed 90 or more hours. Once this plan is submitted it then becomes the student’s official program of study. Any modification to the student’s program must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies Council.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Advisor or the Program Resource Specialist at 731-881-7589 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org