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Integrative Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Rochester Hills, MI, United States
The Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree (B.I.S.) is a university-wide baccalaureate program that offers maximum flexibility and opportunity for student decision making about courses of study at Oakland University. 
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Overview

The degree is primarily intended for students wishing to create an innovative program of study to meet their individual goals by integrating courses of study from across the university.

Students entering the Integrative Studies program design a course of study utilizing courses from many departments to create a meaningful academic plan of study.   Students may select courses from any field of study offered by an academic department, subject to prerequisites and policies set by the individual departments. This program offers students the opportunity to plan a unique and challenging academic program in cooperation with an Integrative Studies faculty mentor.

Students changing their majors to Integrative Studies must meet the program requirements described in the catalog extant at the time of the change, or they may meet program requirements described in a subsequent catalog. Any catalog that students are following must not be more than six years old at the time of graduation.  It is not permissible to seek a double degree with the Bachelor of Integrative Studies serving as one of those degrees.

Students applying to the Integrative Studies program are first admitted to pre-Integrative Studies status. Students will be granted major standing upon approval of their Plan of Study and Rationale by the Integrative Studies Faculty Admissions Committee.

The Integrative Studies program is administered by the Department of Integrative Studies, Dodge Hall, Room 137 (248) 370-3229.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This 3 + 1 arrangement allows accepted students to complete their undergraduate degrees with three years of study at OU and one year at Wayne State University Law School.  Interested students must qualify with a 3.4 minimum grade point average based on their first 60 credits and admission into the BIS degree program, which takes the place of a traditional academic major. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission to BIS involves meeting with a professional adviser and a faculty mentor and completing the BIS application, which includes a plan for how the remaining OU credits up to 90 will be taken.  The application is then reviewed for final approval by the BIS Faculty Review Committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    498 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 498 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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