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)
|Area A1 & A2||Essential Skills||9|
|Area B||Global Perspectives||7|
|Area C||Humanities and Fine Arts||6|
|Area D1 & D2||Science, Mathematics, and Technology||11|
|Area E||Social Sciences||9|
|Area F||Courses Appropriate to the Major||18|
|Additional Georgia Southern Requirements||4|
|Upper Division [Major} Requirements||51-54|
|IDS 2111 & 4111||2|
|Total Credit Hours||124|
The CORE consists of Area A1 through area E plus 4 Additional Georgia Southern University credit hours.
- 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.
You have to choose 2 different 18 hour concentrations.
and one additional MINOR or one additional CONCENTRATION
The declared concentrations and minor cannot be identical [i.e. one cannot declare a Sociology minor AND a Sociology concentration.]
Online BIS seeks to offer ALL concentrations and minors ASYNCHRONOUSLY. Students can verify that a course is ASYNCHRONOUS through the GS COURSE SEARCH by looking at the ‘Additional Information’ and the ‘MEETING TIMES’ sections of the detailed course search screen.1
***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.
Please note that these concentrations may ONLY be available to student with a declared major as BIS or Online BIS.[See the Georgia Southern Catalog for more information about the course requirements and/or pre reqs for concentrations and minors]. The available options are shown below:
|Minor Available fully online||Concentration Available fully online||Notes|
|Applied Linguistics||Yes||No||Starting Fall 23|
|English||No||Yes||Starting Fall 23|
|English Language Arts||No||Yes||ONLY for BIS to MAT in Special Education|
|French||Yes||Yes||Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor|
|German||Yes||Yes||Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor|
|Gerontology||Yes||No||Starting Fall 23|
|Health Education and Promotion||No||Yes||Starting Fall 23|
|Human Development and Learning||No||Yes||ONLY for BIS to MAT in Special Education|
|Human Development and Family Science||No||Yes||Starting Fall 23|
|Nonprofit Management||Yes||Yes||please see this page for course name changes that began Fall 2020 CLICK HERE|
|Spanish||Yes||Yes||Modern Languages require significant pre-requisite hours – consult with your Academic Advisor|
|Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies||Yes||No|
Please note that these concentrations may ONLY be available to student with a declared major as BIS or Online BIS.
Course rotations should be available at each department’s website, easily found using the convenient Georgia Southern search feature
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.
IDS 2111 and 4111 are typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer Full term.
1 All concentrations and minors are fully intended to be ASYNCHRONOUS for students when they are offered fully online. All concentrations are approved as 100% online through the curriculum process at Georgia Southern. It is extremely rare that a course be offered with synchronous elements, and this is a decision made by the departments offering the courses. Students should always be able to determine if a course has a synchronous element by examining the detail screen for a given section in the course search. Contact your advisor if a challenge with a course that has a synchronous element ever arises.
Last updated: 3/23/2022