Bachelor of Individualized Study
Mason's Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program is a degree completion program for adult learners. Our students can choose from the following:
- Design your own degree by working with your advisor to select courses from across the university to meet your unique education goals.
- Students who already have an associate's degree in applied science in early childhood development can follow our structured concentration in Education Studies.
Our department also provides other templates of popular programs of study which you can review on our Concentration Pathways page.
Online vs. On-Campus
Recognizing that college-level learning may be acquired through varied professional, military, and personal experience, the BIS program provides mechanisms for translating experiential learning into academic credit. The program combines an interdisciplinary academic framework and a writing-intensive, research-based curriculum to provide students with individualized degree plans. There are many online courses to choose from as well as a vibrant campus environment if you wish to complete classes in person.