The online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree at the University of Virginia is designed around the lives and schedules of working adults. The BIS degree offers a broad interdisciplinary education that prepares students to advance in their current jobs, transition to a new career, or pursue graduate studies. Regardless of their area of concentration, BIS students strengthen highly desirable skills in critical thinking, communication, problem solving, team work, analytical reasoning, and time management. Students choose a concentration from options in business, technology, healthcare management, and the liberal arts.
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree provides a flexible course load, synchronous discussion-oriented online evening courses and select asynchronous and face class to classes are also available. Students who earn a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree can pursue one of the following concentrations: Art and Society, Business, Cybersecurity Analysis, Early Childhood, Healthcare Management, History and Politics, Individualized, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Psychology, and Writing. Each concentration has different requirements.
Our degree students graduate at a rate of more than twice the national average. The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report rated UVA the #1 and #2 Best Value Public University in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Virginia is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Applicants must have 45-60 transferable credit hours from one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities.