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".
Take a guided van tour of one of the most incredible conservation research facilities in the world. Dine with students and staff in our on-site Dining Commons. Step inside a dorm room, and see the classrooms and labs where lectures and activities take place. Learn about the amazing, hands-on, immersive educational opportunities that await you as an SMSC semester student!Details »