Concentrations for Online BAIS Majors

Working with an online advisor, each student develops an individualized program of study. Students select three concentration areas (disciplines or interdisciplinary areas) and take a minimum of 18 hours (typically 6 courses) in each area selected. At least 2 of the concentration areas must be located in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and Communication. The third area may be located in any college. See the list below for details.

In addition to the three concentrations, all BAIS majors must take two required major classes.

  • IDST 3350: Reasoning Across the Disciplines
    (to be taken in the sophomore or junior year)
  • IDST 4350: Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
    (to be taken in the final semester)

Available concentrations within CALS and CSSC:

  • Applied Communication
    • ACOM 2310
    • ACOM 3320
    • 12 hours of upper level ACOM electives
  • Criminal Justice
    • CRJU 2300
    • 15 hours of upper level CRJU electives
  • History
    • HIST 2311 and 2312; or HIST 1311 and 1312
    • 12 hours of upper level HIST electives
  • Legal Studies
    • 6 of the following courses, but no more than 3 from any single discipline:
      CRJU 3301
      CRJU 3307
      CRJU 3312
      CRJU 4301
      MGMT 4391
      PHIL 1330 or PHIL 2350
      PHIL 3347
      POLS 3325
      POLS 4350
      POLS 4351
      RHET 3315
      RHET 3316
      RHET 3317
      RHET 4306
      RHET 4317
  • Mathematics
    • MATH 1451
    • MATH 1452
    • MATH 2453
    • MATH 2310
    • 3 hours of MATH electives
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • PHIL 1310
    • RELS 2305
    • PHIL 1330 or PHIL 2350
    • 3 hours of upper level PHIL electives
    • 3 hours of upper level RELS electives
    • 3 hours of upper level PHIL or RELS electives
  • Political Science
    • POLS 1310
    • POLS 2301
    • 12 hours of upper level POLS electives
  • Professional and Technical Writing
    • 18 hours of upper level RHET electives
  • Psychology
    • PSYC 2300
    • 15 hours of upper level PSYC electives
  • Sociology
    • SOCI 2300
    • SOCI 3383 or SOCI 3384
    • 12 hours of upper level SOCI electives
  • Spanish
    • SPAN 2311
    • SPAN 2313
    • SPAN 3313
    • SPAN 3314
    • 6 hours of upper level SPAN electives

Areas available outside of CALS and CSSC:

  • Health Sciences
    • 18 hours of upper level HHPS electives
  • Management
    • MGMT 3300
    • MGMT 3320
    • 12 hours of upper level MGMT electives