Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
The College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
The College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizes a broad and diverse view of liberal arts and education, empowering its students to become critically aware of human complexities, as well as social and educational institutions, and problems.
School of Education
The School of Education is a part of the College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies. The School of Education offers the baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This degree program allows students to customize their degree by taking advantage of prior college coursework. Students are further engaged in upper level coursework that is rigorous and comprehensive. Upon completion of the degree requirements, graduates are well-prepared for graduate and professional schools, as well as the global workforce.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed 120 semester credit hours, including the following:
- 60 semester credit hours of University general education requirements
- 8 semester credit hours of required departmental courses
- 10 semester credit hours of electives
- 18-21 semester credit hours in Minor One
- 18-21 semester credit hours in Minor Two
Special Requirements in the Major Coursework
Students must complete 45 semester credit hours of the elective and minor courses from 300-400 level courses.
Minors Offered in the Online Degree Progam
Students in the BIS Degree Program are required to select two minors. The following minors are offered in the online program:
|Introduction to Psychology||Criminal Justice||Introduction to Sociology|
|Elementary Statistics||Policing in America||Introduction to Population and Human Ecology|
|Abnormal Psychology||Corrections||Social Psychology|
|Social Psychology||Criminal Law||The Urban Community|
|Developmental Psychology||Criminology||The Sociology of Black Americans|
|Substance Abuse & Human Behavior||Victimology||Minority Group Relations|
|The African American Experience||Senior Seminar||Problems in Marriage & Family|
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Interdisiplinary Studies and course descriptions, refer to the University Catalog.
Academic Standards for BIS Students
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required minor courses. To graduate, students must have a G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor courses.
To apply, submit the online application and pay the $25 application fee. For specific requirements related to ACT Scores and GPA, consult the Undergraduate Admissions Fact Sheet. For more information on transfer admission, refer to the Southern University Online Admissions webpage.
Contacts For Additional Information and Questions
|Online Admissions||College of Humanities||Online Student Services|
Michael Wells, Coordinator
Southern University Online
Melinda Roberts, Coordinator
Crystal D. Taylor, Advisor
Southern University Online