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Electives

Electives

Elective courses are a part of all degree programs. Electives allow you to gain knowledge about topics and subjects outside of your area of emphasis. We encourage you to take courses that will supplement your growth and serve a useful purpose for your professional identity. For example, if you are interested in business, you might augment your degree program with courses in communication (since this is typically the number one need indicated by employers). Similarly, if you choose an emphasis in technology you might supplement your degree program with health courses in order to gain a more industry-specific knowledge. Our academic advisors can offer suggestions; however, the electives you take are ultimately your own decision. Below is an outline of the typical credit requirements when attaining a BIS degree.

  • 6 hours of programmatic requirements: IDST 395 and 495 (note that 395 is a prerequisite for 495)
  • 36 hours in emphasis area
  • 44 hours of General Education
  • 34 hours of electives


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  • An Alternative: The BIS Degree
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 Last Modified 7/22/13