Welcome to VCU’s Individualized Major Program

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

In our increasingly complex global economy, 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.

The BIS is an individualized and interdisciplinary program for VCU 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 the BIS degree. Each student defines a focus area that is interdisciplinary in nature and is supported by taking courses in two or three disciplines. Some students choose to combine two minors that share interdisciplinary context while others develop a focus area that is more integrative.  The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is open to all VCU students.

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

Come visit us on the fifth floor of Harris Hall, room 5116, or contact us to set up a meeting with an advisor!

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1015 Floyd Ave.
Box 842015
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2015

Last Updated: August 1, 2018


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