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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
In Partnership with Tidewater Community College

Program Information

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree meets the needs of adult students by providing part-time study and evening and weekend classes. This transfer program builds on students’ previous college work and offers liberal arts courses that promote critical thinking and analytical skills. Dedicated faculty, individual advising and small classes provide a small college experience within a large university.

Highlights of the BIS Adult Degree Program
  • An undergraduate degree from the nationally-ranked University of Virginia
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Challenging curriculum
  • Small class size
  • Individualized support from faculty advisors, instructional faculty, and BIS staff
Five Components of the BIS Program
  • Liberal Studies Seminars
  • Concentration
  • Degree Electives
  • Proseminar
  • Capstone Project
BIS/TCC Program Model
  • Courses will be taught on-site at TCC (location to be determined).
  • Classes in Charlottesville also are open to TCC students.
  • Classes will be offered each semester: fall, spring and summer.
  • Classes will be held at night with occasional weekend sessions.
  • Students complete the program on average in four years and can take up to seven years to finish.
  • Students may be able to take a Leave of Absence when necessary.
UVA Resources Available to BIS Students
  • Off-site access to UVA library system
  • UVA career counseling services and resources
  • UVA email account and technical support
  • Arts and cultural events (in Charlottesville)
  • Academic support services
  • Financial Aid
Current Tuition and Fees – 2014-2015 Academic Year (per term: fall, spring, summer)
In-state Tuition
Out-of-state Tuition

$375 per credit hour,

plus a required fee (per term)

of $20 per credit hour.

$1,158 per credit hour,

plus a required fee (per term)

of $20 per credit hour.

Students are invited to apply for financial aid.  Information about that process is enclosed in the BIS application packet.  If you need more information, please contact the BIS office at (434) 982-5274 or visit the UVA Financial Aid web site