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Bachelor of Integrative Studies



Stark Campus Contacts:

Heather Guarnieri
Assistant Director for Academic Advising
132 Main Hall
330-244-3287
hguarnie@kent.edu

Tim Gray
Academic Advisor
132 Main Hall
330-244-3288
tagray@kent.edu

Integrative Studies


Complete Degree at Stark

  Bachelor of Integrative Studies at Kent State Stark



The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) is a non-major degree for juniors or seniors (those with at least 60 earned hours) that provides maximum freedom for students who wish to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to the design of an educational program while maintaining a focus on career or professional goals. This degree may have the most appeal for students near the end of their academic careers who are re-evaluating their academic and career choices.

The student is responsible for the research and design of the curriculum, subject to University requirements and approval by the College. Students choose a minimum of three academic departments in which to select courses and develop a rationale for the way in which these courses support their career goals.

There are two concentrations within the BIS degree: Integrative Studies-General, which allows students to choose a minimum of 30 credit hours from interrelated programs that support their career aspirations, and the Integrative Studies-Three Minors concentration which allows students to complete three university-recognized minors and/or certificates.

  • This degree can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark

  • For admission requirements, application deadlines, program rules and restrictions, requirement sheets and BIS evaluations, visit:

    Bachelor of Integrative Studies website



The Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree replaces the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.