Concentration Areas

The major facilitates a well-rounded knowledge base with emphasis areas chosen from three different disciplines (typically l8 hours each). The concentration areas must follow the courses required for the minor unless an alternate sequence of courses has been approved. Courses that are cross-listed in 2 concentration areas will count in both.

Two disciplines must be selected from the options available in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and Communication. The third area may come from either of these two colleges or from a department in any other college (College of Business, College of Engineering and Information Technology, or College of Education and Health Professions).

If you have questions concerning concentration requirements, please contact the BAIS advisor (569-3234) or the chair of the Department of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies (569-3312).

CALS and CSSC options:

  • Art (studio)
  • Art History
  • Digital Graphics
  • Photography
  • English (Literature)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Leadership Studies [requires approval by NPLS advisor]
  • Theatre Arts
  • Dance
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies
  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Professional and Technical Writing (Rhetoric)
  • Mass Communication
  • Applied Communication (Speech)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Film Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Math

Any currently-existing minor not listed above may be used as the third concentration area (provided that BAIS students are able to enroll the necessary classes). Options outside of CALS and CSSC available for study include but are not limited to: Business, Health Sciences, and Geology.