The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Applied Education Studies is intended for those interested in obtaining a relevant and practical degree that provides practical experiences in educational and non-profit settings through field experience and internship opportunities and preparation for those interested in the field of education. This flexible degree serves students with broad vision, who are interested in child and adolescent development, and who recognize the complexity of social problems. Grounded in the liberal arts, the programs' major requirements include options for completion designed to enhance students' interests and professional goals. The program of study for the BIS in Applied Education Studies consists of three components: General Education Requirements (44 hrs.); Major Requirements (42 hrs.) including an interdisciplinary core of 24 hours and a learning and development track of 18 hours; and Electives (34 hrs.).
Students entering the BIS Program with an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts from a regionally accredited two-year institution may receive up to 30 hours transfer credit towards Electives upon verification of such degree.