The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) offers a fully online degree option that provides students an opportunity to construct an individualized degree program. The online Bachelor of Arts Individually Structured Major — Integrated Studies (ISM) is designed to help students integrate previously completed coursework to design a customized major. It is especially helpful for students who have switched majors, colleges or institutions, and are looking for a meaningful way to complete their degree.
The Integrated Studies online degree option delivers a liberal arts and sciences education tailored to the demands of our ever-changing world, providing maximum flexibility in coursework while delivering high-level critical thinking and comprehensive learning. Since this program is available fully online, you can maximize your time and fit your education goals into your schedule. And online courses are taught by the same faculty as the on-campus courses, so you'll receive the same quality instruction.
Students who pursue Integrated Studies make new connections among the courses they have already taken and develop innovative ways of approaching challenging questions. Students will develop interdisciplinary skills that will help them solve real-world problems. Interdisciplinary programs encourage students to synthesize the theories, methods and analytical perspectives of diverse disciplines to bring new ways of understanding to particular themes or problems.
This online Bachelor of Arts Individually Structured Major — Integrated Studies (ISM) is a flexible degree option that is ideal for:
- Students looking to complete an undergraduate degree on their terms
- Students who have switched majors, colleges or institutions
- Students who have accumulated a lot of credits that do not fit a traditional major
- Students returning to school