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Online BIS Curriculum

Students will have flexibility in choosing from a wide variety of upper-division courses in these areas of study each semester.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Online) (124 hours)

Credit Hours
Area A1 & A2Essential Skills9
Area BGlobal Perspectives7
Area CHumanities and Fine Arts6
Area D1 & D2Science, Mathematics, and Technology11
Area ESocial Sciences9
Area FCourses Appropriate to the Major18
Additional Georgia Southern University Requirements4
Upper Division [Major] Requirements51-54
Total Credit Hours124

The CORE consists of Area A1 through area E plus 4 Additional Georgia Southern University credit hours.

The CORE requirements are listed in the Georgia Southern catalog.

  • Area F classes are lower than 3000 level and are related to the CORE:

    For example: ENGL, SOCI, HIST or FORL 1000-2000 level.

  • Area F classes can be related to the Major as well like:

    A SOCI or PBAD 1000-2000 level for those with a Sociology or Public Administration concentration or minor.

Consult with your Academic Advisors for more details.

The Online BIS program map gives an idea of the pathway from entry to graduation.


Upper division subjects for study include [click the links for sample course requirements]:

***Please note Public Policy, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management can not be taken all three together. Two of the three can be combined, but not all three together.

Business, [as an 18 credit hour concentration only]

French [note Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor]

German [note Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor]

Instructional Technology [as a 15 credit hour minor only]


Justice Studies

Nonprofit Management – please see this page for course name changes that began Fall 2020

Public Administration

Public Policy


Spanish [note Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor]

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies [as a minor only}



The OLBIS major is made up of two 18 hour concentrations and one 15 hour minor. [See the Georgia Southern Catalog for more information].  The available options are shown below:


 Minor Available fully onlineConcentration Available fully online
Instructional TechnologyYesNo
Justice StudiesYesYes
Nonprofit ManagementYesYes
Public AdministrationYesYes
Public PolicyYesYes
Women's, Gender and Sexuality StudiesYesNo
Please note that these concentrations may ONLY be available to student with a declared major as BIS or Online BIS.

Transfer course equivalency web application

TALONS helps to give an idea or estimate about what might transfer from a previous institution

The listing or exclusion of courses from this program does not reflect on acceptance of the courses to Georgia Southern University.

Last updated: 10/22/2021