Individualized Studies, BIS


Program Description

The Utah Tech Bachelor of Individualized Studies is a versatile degree program in which students customize and title their program of study in accordance with their post-graduate goals and in collaboration with supportive and enthusiastic faculty mentors. This degree program aims to serve students with the maturity and life experience to participate in the design of their own majors, especially under-served, nontraditional university populations such as returning older students who may have a variety of college credits and work experiences but who would not be as well served by a baccalaureate in any single, standard academic discipline.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Individualized Studies Requirements 

INDS 3800Individualized Studies Seminar3
INDS 3805Individualized Studies Lab1
INDS 4700Individualized Studies Portfolio3
Statistical Competency (Complete One (1) Course)3
Introduction to Statistics (MA)
Business Statistics
Social Statistics
Written Competency (Complete One (1) Course) - See Academic Advisor for recommendation
Advanced College Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing (ALCS)
Professional Writing and Business Ethics
Interdisciplinary Studies
Writing in Psychology: APA Style
Thematic Concentration (Complete 35 to 36 credits)
Concentration Courses (lower-division, 1000-2999)14-21
Concentration Courses (upper-division, 3000+)15-21
Elective Courses
College-Level Coursework (1000+)36-40

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Individualized Studies requirement.