B.I.S. In Applied Professional Studies
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Applied Professional Studies prepares graduates with core competencies necessary for successful careers in for‑profit business. Combined with solid training in communication and writing skills, these competencies include basic understandings of economics, finance, statistics, decision sciences, management, and marketing. Beyond these core competencies, students may craft a specialization to fit their future career goals or choose to receive training in one of five areas of specialization: Advertising, Allied Health Leadership, Economic Development, Financial Administration, or Office Administration.
Similar to other majors within the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree program, the BIS in Applied Professional Studies is intended for those interested in obtaining a highly relevant and practical degree that provides advancement opportunities in their current employment, and for those who are starting or interested in changing their professional careers. The program of study for the BIS in Applied Professional Studies consists of five components: General Education Requirements (44 hours); Core Requirements (24 hours), Track Requirements (15 hours), 30 hours upon verification of the student's holding an Applied Associate Degree, and Electives (7 hours).