The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS) is a degree completion program designed to meet the needs of adult and experiential learners, in a manner compatible with career and family responsibilities. Students complete graduation requirements through an integrative, self-paced approach to higher education.
Interdisciplinary Studies students design a unique curriculum based on personal interests, career, or academic goals. These options include:
- a second academic major
- an academic minor
- an Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration
In addition to taking courses at Northeastern Illinois University and other universities/colleges, students may:
- use a combination of transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities
- earn credit through standardized college level proficiency examinations such as CLEP and DSST.
- apply for academic credit through the assessment of a prior learning portfolio, which describes and documents college equivalent learning acquired outside of the traditional college classroom.
Please see the catalog for details on how BAIS transfer of credit policy, residency and other graduation requirements differ from traditional NEIU majors in ways that support adult degree completion.
Take a closer look at the bachelor 's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and the courses offered toward the degree.
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