Feb 23, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2022-2023 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, B.I.S.

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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies is intended for those interested in obtaining a relevant and practical degree that provides advancement opportunities in their current employment, lifelong learning opportunities, and preparations for those who are starting or interested in changing their professional careers. The flexible degree serves students with broad vision, who are sensitive to values, and who recognize the complexity of social problems. Grounded in the liberal arts, the program’s major requirements include two options for completion designed to enhance students’ interests and professional goals.

The program of study for the BIS in General Studies consists of three components: General Education Requirements (44 hrs.); Major Requirements (36 hrs.) selected from two different concentrations or an approved plan of study; and Electives* (40 hrs.).

General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.

See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Core Requirements: 36 Sem. Hrs.

Select 6 classes from two different concentrations (see below) or complete a plan of study approved by the B.I.S. Director or an B.I.S. advisor.

Either option must include a minimum of 15 hours of credit in courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Social Sciences Concentration

Electives*: 40 Sem. Hrs.

*Students entering the BIS Program with an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts degree from a two-year institution recognized by an accepted institutional accreditor may receive up to 30 hours of transfer credit towards Electives upon verification of such degree.  Accepted institutional accreditors include but are not limited to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  Other US Department of Education recognized national accreditors which are not listed above may also be considered acceptable.

Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.

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