Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is designed 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 are 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.

The BIS 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.

Members of the BIS Advisory Council:

Ms. Christine Bell, Lecturer and Director of MBA Program, School of Business

Phone: 910.521.6836


Office: Business Administration, Room 109

Dr. Lisa Mitchell, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Education

Phone: 910.775.4009


Office: Education Center, Room 319

Dr. Richard Gay, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 910.775.4045


Office: Joseph B. Oxendine Administrative Building

Dr. Joong-Lyul Lee, Assistant Professor, Math and Computer Science

Phone: 910.521.6256


Office: Oxendine, Room 1228

Ms. Keondra Mitchell, Executive in Residence for Student Success, School of Business

Phone: 910.522.5713


Office: Business Administration, Room 118

Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Phone: 910.775.4409


Office: Oxendine Science Building, Room 1309