Interdisciplinary Studies

About Us

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is exclusively designed for learners with at least two years of transferable credit from institutions other than UNCP, who hold either Associate in Applied Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees.  The program serves adult students, in particular, who seek a broad, more flexible degree program to help them to advance or become more established in their careers or to improve their understanding of the world around them.

The BIS is intended for a set of diverse students who bring to the university many academic, personal, and work-related experiences.  They may choose the BIS program because (1) they aboutare aware that they are more employable in many occupations with the degree, (2) that learning in the arts and sciences and in a field of specialization leads to understanding and empowerment, and (3) they review their personal plans and recognize that they can effectively meet their most important goals for a bachelor’s degree through the BIS.

Members of the BIS Advisory Council are:

  • Dr. James W. Robinson, BIS Director
  • Dr. Victor Bahhouth, BIS Associate Director
  • Dr. Alfred Bryant, Jr., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of School Administration and Counseling
  • Dr. Jamie Litty, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mass Communications
  • Dr. Ramin Maysami, Dean, School of Business and Professor of Economics and Finance
  • Dr. Enrique J. Porrúa, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
  • Dr. Jeremy Sellers, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Dr. John E. "Jack" Spillan , Professor, Department of Management, Marketing and International Business
  • Dennis Sigmon, Professor, Department of English and Theatre
  • Charles Tita, Associate Professor, Department of English and Theatre, and Director of Distance Education
  • Dr. Chris Ziemnowicz, Professor and Chair, Department of Management, Marketing and International Business