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. Jamie Litty, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communications
  • Dr. John Parnell, Acting Dean, School of Business, Professor and Belk Chair of Management
  • Dr. John E. "Jack" Spillan , Associate Dean, School of Business and Professor of Management
  • Charles Tita, Director of Distance Education and Associate Professor of English
  • Dr. Mark Canada, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English
  • Dr. Kevin Freeman, Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Jessica Godsey, JD, Lecturer, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Edwin "Cliff" Mensah, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Dr. Scott Turner, Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science