Academic Affairs offers the following degree options for students:
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES
The general studies degree requires 60 college credits, including hours from General Education Program (GEP) categories.
Many students choose to major in a two-year general studies degree while they consider pursuing a bachelor’s degree, but an associate’s degree in general studies doesn’t have to be a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree. Instead, it can be an end in itself with a variety of employment opportunities for students.
BACHELOR OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES (BIS)
The BIS is intended for undergraduate students who wish to pursue an area of study (or combination of areas) not available in other academic programs at Shawnee State. The proposed course of study must not closely parallel programs already offered at the university. Students interested in a BIS program should contact the Associate Provost.
This degree may be particularly useful to working students. Also, the BIS may be used to combine the coursework from an associate’s degree program with an area of concentration from another field of study. For example, students completing an associate’s degree in one of the health sciences programs may elect to include an area of concentration in health management or business administration for a BIS degree.