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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Degree

Prepare Yourself for a Variety of Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program at Georgia Southern University delivers a core curriculum with the freedom to choose from a variety of concentrations. This multi-disciplinary degree is tailored to students interested in combining a liberal arts background with a flexible amount of specialization. 

Offered on campus or fully online, the BIS will give you a well-rounded education that will prepare you for a variety of new careers, job advancement opportunities, or graduate programs. The program was created with transfer students, full-time professionals, and caregivers in mind.

BIS Degree Program Highlights


Offered on-campus or 100% online


Tailor your curriculum to your unique interests and goals


Faculty spanning multiple different University departments


Mentors provide ongoing assistance throughout your education

Areas of Study

Choose three areas of study from the following list to meet your individual interests and professional goals:

See each program’s curriculum pages for more.

What Can You Do With an Interdisciplinary Degree?

Our graduates have started or advanced in careers including:

  • Political staff member
  • Administrative aide
  • Human resource manager
  • Credit and collections personnel
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Urban or regional planner
  • Management
  • Social service administrator
  • Buyer
  • Insurance agent
  • Realtor
  • Public administrator
  • Salesperson
  • Account representative
  • News reporter
  • Bank administration officer
  • Magazine editor
  • Customer relations manager
  • Television producer
  • Consultant
  • Public relations specialist
  • Law clerk
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hotel manager

Program Outcomes

Graduates from this program will be able to:

Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, for a variety of purposes.

Critically analyze ideas from multiple sources in order to draw well-supported solutions.

Apply knowledge and skills across interdisciplinary boundaries.

Evaluate and integrate new information into existing frameworks of knowledge.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

CAH Advisement Center
Interdisciplinary Arts Building
P.O. Box 8004
Statesboro, GA 30460
phone: 912-478-7740
fax: 912-478-2315

JoAnne White, advisor
Inger Wood, advisor

Armstrong Advisement Center
Student Success Center
11935 Abercorn St,
Savannah, GA 31419

Stephen Smith, advisor

Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Arts Building
P.O. Box 8100
Statesboro, GA 30460
phone: 912-478-2316

William Powell, director
Samantha Harper, advisor
Jennifer Youmans, advisor
Belinda Wilson, senior administrative assistant

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Federal law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs.  These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.