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The Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program is Mason's adult degree completion program for adult learners.
Adult students enter this individualized study program for many different reasons. Some are pursuing the BIS degree as preparation for graduate and professional programs. Others see the BIS degree as a gateway for professional advancement or career change. Still others want to complete an undergraduate degree through BIS primarily for personal satisfaction. Some distinctive features of the BIS degree include the following:
Prospective students considering the BIS program may have ACE credit from government and military training that will transfer to BIS, or they may have professional work experience that will translate to portfolio credit that will transfer to BIS.
Admission to the BIS program is contingent upon admission to the university as an undergraduate transfer student.