The Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) degree program at Minot State University offers students an opportunity to design their own major. It is intended for students whose academic needs and career goals cannot be adequately met through existing MSU majors/minors. Students pursuing the BIS degree develop an Academic Plan that draws upon courses largely from two or three disciplines. It is a thoughtfully crafted academic program in which each course serves some clear role in the overall program, contributing to the goals and learning needs of the student.
|Student Learning Goals||Student Learning Outcomes|
|The graduate will possess a well-rounded and comprehensive knowledge base in two or three content areas that are integrated in a way that meets her or his career goals.||The candidate will intentionally integrate knowledge from two to three academic disciplines in a way that is driven by their unique interests or career goals.|
|The candidate will apply knowledge and skills of their unique areas of study in an interdisciplinary capstone project.|
|The candidate will utilize professional written and oral communication skills.|
|The candidate will describe how the knowledge and competencies gained through the BIS program contributes to success in the workplace or graduate school.|