Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BIS)

 

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree will enable students to develop competencies across a range of disciplines as selected by the student as they prepare for various career tracks. The degree provides a high-quality, comprehensive liberal education and serves to meet the diverse needs of current and future SUBR students. 

The program embraces the opportunity for students to design a course of study that meets their personal and academic objectives and further their professional growth.

Students select from four pre-set interdisciplinary concentrations or propose a unique individualized concentration which is granted upon approval by a committee of faculty advisors. The program is designed to maximize college credit through a cross-disciplinary focus and enable students to combine their previous academic and work experiences in two or three distinct disciplines.

NOTE: To qualify for a second degree or certificate, regardless of whether the first was granted by Southern University at Shreveport or another institution, the student must earn an additional 15 semester credit hours for a second associate degree and 9 semester credit hours in a certificate program . . . These additional hours must be taken in residence in five (5) years of the time of graduation (University Catalogue).

  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Freshmen: 

High School graduate with no college experience

  • Board of Regents' Core: 19 units (list attached)
  • Minimum overall high school GPA: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum ACT sub score: English > 18 or Math > 19*or
  • Minimum SAT sub score: Critical Reading > 450 or Math > 460-470

*The student cannot need more than one development/remedial course

And ONE of the following

  • GPA on the high school Core: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)

Or

  • ACT Composite: 20
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access

*NOTE: Graduates from Louisiana high schools: Transcript will be requested from Louisiana Department of Education on behalf of student by SUBR. All other state high school graduates must provide an official high school transcript. 

Home Schooled:

  • ACT Composite: 23 or equivalent SAT 1060 (Critical Reading and Math scores combined)
  • Home school certificate from State Department of Education
  • Computer with internet access

Adult Learner < 25: 
no college/post-secondary experience

  • Meet SUBR freshmen admissions standards in place at time of graduation from high school
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access

Adult Learner > 25: 
no college/post-secondary experience

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access 

Transfer: 

  • 18 college credit hours including college-level math and college-level English w/ grade of C or higher
  •  Cumulative GPA: 2.0 (4.0 scale)
  •  Provide all official college/post-secondary transcripts prior to registering
  • Credits submitted for transfer evaluation must be from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education

*Note: All credits earned will be evaluated.

For courses to qualify for credit:

  • The final grade must be a C or higher
  • There must be an en equivalent course at Southern University and A & M College
  • The transferred course must apply to the degree program of study

 

 

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