Integrated Studies

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The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) program is a 90-credit degree designed to accommodate the personal, educational, and career goals of adult students, most of whom already possess diverse learning and who study part-time.

The structure is flexible while ensuring that students receive both depth and breadth of knowledge within their studies. The student achieves depth through choosing a concentration of at least 8 courses in an area of interest. Breadth comes through the completion of a required and recommended core of basic courses ranging from literature and communication skills to philosophy and leadership, and by pursuing a diversity of offerings to satisfy personal intellectual curiosity. 

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The program requires completion of 90 semester-hours of course work.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION (24 semester-hours)
Students must complete an area of concentration totalling 8 courses or 24 semester-hours. One course at the 300 level and one course at the 400 level.  A further 9 courses at the senior (300 and 400) level are required for graduation. Not more than 12 courses or 36 semester-hours can be at the Introductory (100) level. Several additional courses are recommended, depending on individual learning plans. At least 33 semester-hours must be at the 300 level or above, with a grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at the senior level.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 semester-hours)
One of UPEI 101, 102, or 103 and a writing intensive course
Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

ELECTIVES
Students are required to explain and reflect on their course choices when they establish their learning plan. However, the need to ensure coherence in study should not restrict students from intellectual exploration, or from addressing conspicuous gaps in knowledge unrelated to their primary learning objectives. One of the primary roles of the BIS Coordinator is to help ensure that the course choices are balanced, and the over-all outcomes of a well-rounded degree program are achieved.

SUMMARY

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies requirements include:

  • 33 semester-hours (11 courses) at the senior level: nine 300-400 level courses in any subject, one 300 level course in the concentration, and one 400 level course in the concentration.
  • A grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at this senior level
  • Not more than 36 semester-hours (12 courses) at the preparatory (100) level
  • 6 semester-hours in one of UPEI 101, UPEI 102, or UPEI 103  and a writing intensive course
  • Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

PLAR PROCESSES IN THE BIS

Program PLAR at the University of Prince Edward Island provides for assessment and recognition of prior learning (PLAR) through portfolio assessment. Learners must demonstrate equivalency of their learning from sources other than formal study to the outcomes expected of a student who is completing the degree through course work. For more information on the role of PLAR, contact the BIS Coordinator.

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Office of the Dean of Arts
(902) 566-0307
jmckay@upei.ca

Overview

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) program is a 90-credit degree designed to accommodate the personal, educational, and career goals of adult students, most of whom already possess diverse learning and who study part-time.

The structure is flexible while ensuring that students receive both depth and breadth of knowledge within their studies. The student achieves depth through choosing a concentration of at least 8 courses in an area of interest. Breadth comes through the completion of a required and recommended core of basic courses ranging from literature and communication skills to philosophy and leadership, and by pursuing a diversity of offerings to satisfy personal intellectual curiosity. 

Degree Requirements

The program requires completion of 90 semester-hours of course work.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION (24 semester-hours)
Students must complete an area of concentration totalling 8 courses or 24 semester-hours. One course at the 300 level and one course at the 400 level.  A further 9 courses at the senior (300 and 400) level are required for graduation. Not more than 12 courses or 36 semester-hours can be at the Introductory (100) level. Several additional courses are recommended, depending on individual learning plans. At least 33 semester-hours must be at the 300 level or above, with a grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at the senior level.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 semester-hours)
One of UPEI 101, 102, or 103 and a writing intensive course
Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

ELECTIVES
Students are required to explain and reflect on their course choices when they establish their learning plan. However, the need to ensure coherence in study should not restrict students from intellectual exploration, or from addressing conspicuous gaps in knowledge unrelated to their primary learning objectives. One of the primary roles of the BIS Coordinator is to help ensure that the course choices are balanced, and the over-all outcomes of a well-rounded degree program are achieved.

SUMMARY

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies requirements include:

  • 33 semester-hours (11 courses) at the senior level: nine 300-400 level courses in any subject, one 300 level course in the concentration, and one 400 level course in the concentration.
  • A grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at this senior level
  • Not more than 36 semester-hours (12 courses) at the preparatory (100) level
  • 6 semester-hours in one of UPEI 101, UPEI 102, or UPEI 103  and a writing intensive course
  • Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

PLAR PROCESSES IN THE BIS

Program PLAR at the University of Prince Edward Island provides for assessment and recognition of prior learning (PLAR) through portfolio assessment. Learners must demonstrate equivalency of their learning from sources other than formal study to the outcomes expected of a student who is completing the degree through course work. For more information on the role of PLAR, contact the BIS Coordinator.

Contact

Office of the Dean of Arts
(902) 566-0307
jmckay@upei.ca

Overview

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) program is a 90-credit degree designed to accommodate the personal, educational, and career goals of adult students, most of whom already possess diverse learning and who study part-time.

The structure is flexible while ensuring that students receive both depth and breadth of knowledge within their studies. The student achieves depth through choosing a concentration of at least 8 courses in an area of interest. Breadth comes through the completion of a required and recommended core of basic courses ranging from literature and communication skills to philosophy and leadership, and by pursuing a diversity of offerings to satisfy personal intellectual curiosity. 

Degree Requirements

The program requires completion of 90 semester-hours of course work.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION (24 semester-hours)
Students must complete an area of concentration totalling 8 courses or 24 semester-hours. One course at the 300 level and one course at the 400 level.  A further 9 courses at the senior (300 and 400) level are required for graduation. Not more than 12 courses or 36 semester-hours can be at the Introductory (100) level. Several additional courses are recommended, depending on individual learning plans. At least 33 semester-hours must be at the 300 level or above, with a grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at the senior level.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 semester-hours)
One of UPEI 101, 102, or 103 and a writing intensive course
Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

ELECTIVES
Students are required to explain and reflect on their course choices when they establish their learning plan. However, the need to ensure coherence in study should not restrict students from intellectual exploration, or from addressing conspicuous gaps in knowledge unrelated to their primary learning objectives. One of the primary roles of the BIS Coordinator is to help ensure that the course choices are balanced, and the over-all outcomes of a well-rounded degree program are achieved.

SUMMARY

The Bachelor of Integrated Studies requirements include:

  • 33 semester-hours (11 courses) at the senior level: nine 300-400 level courses in any subject, one 300 level course in the concentration, and one 400 level course in the concentration.
  • A grade of 65% in at least 7 of the 11 courses completed at this senior level
  • Not more than 36 semester-hours (12 courses) at the preparatory (100) level
  • 6 semester-hours in one of UPEI 101, UPEI 102, or UPEI 103  and a writing intensive course
  • Integrated Studies 193: Creating a Career and Learning Portfolio

PLAR PROCESSES IN THE BIS

Program PLAR at the University of Prince Edward Island provides for assessment and recognition of prior learning (PLAR) through portfolio assessment. Learners must demonstrate equivalency of their learning from sources other than formal study to the outcomes expected of a student who is completing the degree through course work. For more information on the role of PLAR, contact the BIS Coordinator.

Contact

Office of the Dean of Arts
(902) 566-0307
jmckay@upei.ca

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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

Students may choose from a broad range of courses, according to their area of concentration and with academic advice. 

193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and University (cf. University 193)
Three semester hours
 

Calendar Courses

Students may choose from a broad range of courses, according to their area of concentration and with academic advice. 

193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and University (cf. University 193)
Three semester hours
 

Calendar Courses

100 Level

Students may choose from a broad range of courses, according to their area of concentration and with academic advice. 

193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and University (cf. University 193)
Three semester hours