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Individualized Study
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)

A degree program focused on the goals of adult students.


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Mason's Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program is a degree completion program for adult learners. BIS offers students generous transfer credit options and a distinctive educational opportunity to integrate other college-level learning, such as professional or military experience, into university coursework. Students create interdisciplinary concentrations to meet their own educational needs including to advance professionally, to prepare for graduate or professional programs, or to plan a path toward a career change.

Our advisors and faculty are committed to helping adults create and complete a meaningful academic plan aimed at professional and personal goals. BIS is designed to meet the needs of adults. Flexibility of program, pace of coursework, and timeframe to finish are built-in and are not an after-thought requiring "special handling". 



Notice: BIS Information Sessions are cancelled


In Brief