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Interdisciplinary : Distance Learning

What is Interdisciplinary : Distance Learning?

Don’t start over – start new! The Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is a unique transfer-completer degree program that offers you the opportunity to apply previously earned credit and get to the graduation stage faster. Along the way, you choose from multiple disciplines and gain knowledge, methods, and theories that enhance your individual educational and career goals.

Success Factors

You can be successful in Interdisciplinary Studies if you are highly-motivated, goal-oriented and enjoy working independently. With support from an academic adviser, you will translate a career or personal goal into a solid academic plan that is broadly based and rounds out your degree plan.

Career Possibilities

You will be prepared to embark on a variety of pathways, including

  • new leadership positions with your current employer that require a bachelor’s degree.
  • new employment opportunities that showcase your critical thinking skills and your global perspective.
  • professional degree programs such as law or medicine.

Individualized plans of study can be constructed to prepare for many career paths.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Admission criteria to A&S online transfer-completer programs are:

  • 61 semester (92 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum and a 2.0 at most recent institution

If you don’t have 61 credit hours, please ask about other options for degree completion.

Transferring to UC Requirements

Admission criteria to A&S online transfer-completer programs are:

  • 61 semester (92 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum and a 2.0 at most recent institution

If you don’t have 61 credit hours, please ask about other options for degree completion.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Admission to A&S is generally available for University of Cincinnati students enrolled in other colleges if they were admissible directly from high school, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in their most recent UC college.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • at least a 2.0 GPA in all college-level courses (both at UC and at other institutions)
  • successfully completed one semester of English composition or its equivalent
  • successfully completed one semester of math with a grade of C- or higher that minimally meets on of the following:
    • Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029)
    • Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034)
    • Algebra for College (MATH 0039)
    • Students may also take the UC Math Placement exam, but must score an MPT of 420 or higher

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, students must:

  • Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the college.
  • Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).
  • Complete the College Core Requirements.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Bach of Interdiscplnary Studis Degree in Interdisciplinary : Distance Learning

Full-Time Program Duration

4 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

P.O. Box 210037
French Hall - West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037
Phone: 513-556-9172
Dr. Lisa Holstrom
lisa.holstrom@uc.edu