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On-Campus BIS Curriculum

Beginning Fall 2024 the BIS major will undergo updates to provide a more efficient pathway to graduation for all students. Consult with your Academic Advisor for more opportunities.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (124 hours)

AreaCredit Hours
Area A1 & A2Essential Skills9
Area BGlobal Perspectives7
Area CHumanities and Fine Arts6
Area D1 & D2Science, Mathematics, and Technology11
Area ESocial Sciences9
Area FCourses Appropriate to the Major18
Additional Georgia Southern Requirements4
Upper Division [Major} Requirements51-54
IDS 2111 & 41112
Total Credit Hours124

The CORE consists of Area A1 through area E plus 4 Additional Georgia Southern credit hours.

The CORE requirements are listed in the Georgia Southern catalog.

  • Area F classes are lower than 3000 level and are related to the CORE:
    For example: ENGL, SOCI, HIST or FORL 1000-2000 level.
  • Area F classes can be related to the Major as well like:
    A SOCI or PBAD 1000-2000 level for those with a Sociology or Public Administration concentration or minor.

Consult with your Academic Advisors for more details.

Major Requirements

For the major, students may choose one of the following options:

  1. Three Concentrations of 18 hours each from the approved list below
  2. Two Concentrations of 18 hours each from the approved list below and one minor from the approved list below

Of the total number of hours for the major, 42 must be at the upper-division level. The remaining hours to meet the required 124 total hours will be electives approved by advisor.

You have to choose 2  different 18 hour concentrations.

and one additional MINOR or one additional CONCENTRATION

The declared concentrations and minor cannot be identical [i.e. one cannot declare a Sociology minor AND a Sociology concentration.]

***Please note Public Policy, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management can not be taken all three together. Two of the three can be combined, but not all three together.

For the list of approved concentrations and minors, information about pre-reqs and required courses for the BIS degree:

Approved Concentrations for BIS

Course rotations should be available at each department’s website, easily found using the convenient Georgia Southern search feature

Transfer course equivalency web application

TALONS helps to give an idea or estimate about what might transfer from a previous institution

The listing or exclusion of courses from this program does not reflect on acceptance of the courses to Georgia Southern University.

IDS 2111 and IDS 4111 are typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer long terms.

Last updated: 5/17/2023