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Western Kentucky University's Most Flexible Degree!

Designed for non-traditional students who desire the flexibility that only a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) can provide, this degree allows you the freedom to create a personal academic plan, around a chosen area of emphasis, that matches your professional and personal goals.  Your advisor will work closely with you to ensure that your degree plan fulfills WKU degree requirements and supports your goals.

With 12 areas of emphasis available, the BIS gives you a unique opportunity to choose an area most applicable to your life. Four areas of emphasis offer 100% online pathways for completion, giving you even more flexibility!  Others have significant portions available online, and may suit students with previous hours earned and those who can attend classes at one of WKU's four campus locations.

Areas of Emphasis

There are 12 areas of emphasis available; four of which have 100% online pathways for completion. Other areas offer a significant number of online courses, allowing students with previous hours earned, even more online options!

Fully online pathways include:

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Organization & Communication of Ideas
  • Business 
  • Health



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