Home to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

. . . for students who won't be defined by one category

In our increasingly complex world, 21st-century professionals need to have creative and entrepreneurial skills and be agile and nimble learners who can navigate the pace of career changes with confidence. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree is one way to hone those skills as you explore the academic areas that match your passions and future plans.

VCU's Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers an individualized bachelor's degree for students whose intellectual interests and professional goals are not easily met by a single major. Students who choose our Interdisciplinary Studies major have a wide range of academic interests, and our individualized program allows each student to work with their academic advisor to create a unique curricular pathway toward their bachelor's degree. Each student defines a focus area that is interdisciplinary in nature and is supported by taking courses in two or more disciplines. Some students choose to combine two minors that share interdisciplinary context while others develop a focus area that is more integrative.  The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is open to all VCU students.

If you are undecided about which degree program is right for you, are interested in combining multiple disciplines, or are exploring a return to VCU after taking a break from your studies, consider a Interdisciplinary Studies major. Want to learn more? We’d love to meet you in person and talk about where you want to go and how the Interdisciplinary Studies may be a viable pathway to your future!

Come visit us at our new location, 818 West Broad St, or contact us to set up a meeting with an advisor!

Want to learn more, or declare as an Interdisciplinary Studies major?

We also offer online Information Sessions, which take place weekly on Wednesdays from 10am-11am.

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program

818 West Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia 23284

Phone: 804-828-4036

Updated: 4/19/2021

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