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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

120 semester hours

The purpose of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree is to provide students the opportunity to apply coursework in multiple fields towards an undergraduate degree. It is well suited for student whose career goals call for training in more than one discipline or who want a breadth of knowledge in several fields rather than a depth of knowledge in a single discipline. Students seeking the B.I.S. degree must declare it as their major in the same manner and at the same time as other students declare a major. For information about the B.I.S. degree, contact the College of Arts and Humanities. 

Academic Major
  Hours

Minor 1 (6 hours must be advanced)

18

Minor 2 (6 hours must be advanced)

18

Minor 3 (6 hours must be advanced)

18
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 1315 3

Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313

3

Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304,
Honors 2302, 
Music 1306, 1310, 1313,
Theatre 1310

3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1

History 1301, 1302

6

Language, Philosophy, and Culture:
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331,
Philosophy 1301, 2306

3

Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424, 
Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101, 
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117, 
Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104

8

Political Science 2305, 2306

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315, 
Sociology 1301, 1306

3

Electives (advanced)

24

The B.I.S. degree consists of a multiple discipline academic major, other requirements, and electives totaling at least 120 credit hours. For the B.I.S. degree, the multiple discipline academic major is comprised of three minors. Any single area minor offered at Angelo State University may be used providing it has no less than eighteen credit hours with at least six of them at the advanced level and in residence. However, no more than 27 hours in any one discipline may count towards the degree.