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
Phone: 910.522.5785
Office: Sampson Hall 216
 
Dr. Jeff Frederick, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor
Phone: 910.521.6439
Email: jeff.frederick@uncp.edu
Office: Hickory Hall
 
Dr. Jamie Litty, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communications
Phone: 910.521.6654
Email: jamie.litty@uncp.edu
Office: Old Main, Room 233
 
Dr. Barry O'Brien, Dean, School of Business, Professor
Phone: 910.522.5707
Email: michael.obrien@uncp.edu
Office: Business Administration, Room 101
 
Ms. Christine Bell, Executive-in-Residence for Internships, School of Business
Phone: 910.521.6836
Email: christine.bell@uncp.edu@uncp.edu
Office: Business Administration, Room 109
 
Dr. Joy Fuqua, Director of Distance Education
Phone: 910.521.6352
Email: joy.fuqua@uncp.edu
Office: Dogwood Building
 
Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum, Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Associate Professor
Phone: 910.775.4409
Email: emily.neffsharum@uncp.edu
Office: Oxendine Science Building, Room 1309
 
Jessica Godsey, JD, Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Phone: 910.521.6574
Email: jessica.godsey@uncp.edu
Office: Sampson, Room 209
 
Dr. Edwin "Cliff" Mensah, Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: 910.522.5713
Email: edwin.mensah@uncp.edu
Office: Business Administration, Room 121
 
Dr. Joong-Lyul Lee, Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science
Phone: 910.521.6256
Email: joonglyul.lee@uncp.edu
Office: Oxendine, Room 1228