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Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor

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  • 48 months
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This Interdisciplinary Studies degree is a full, 4 year baccalaureate self-designed general studies degree that complies with all university requirements as well as allows students to choose courses that best match their career goals. The BIS degree can either be obtained through traditional on-campus coursework or online.

Career options:

With the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, career possibilities are almost endless. Below are some career fields occupied by UTM graduates with this degree:

  • Banking
  • Corporate Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Education, Elementary and Secondary
  • Education, Postsecondary
  • Insurance
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Administration
  • Managers
  • Marketing
  • Military positions
  • Public Safety
  • Sales

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Upon being accepted to University of Tennessee Martin, you will need to speak with your advisor to talk about your specific program check sheet and to discuss your educational goals in order to personalize our degree to fit your educational needs. Your check sheet will show a listing of all the courses that you have completed as well as the courses you will need to complete in order to meet the graduation requirements.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 38-40 hours of General Education
    • 8 hours in Biological & Physical Systems
    • 9-10 hours in Communication
    • 3 hours in Fine Arts
    • 9 hours in Humanities
    • 3-4 hours in Mathematics
    • 6 hours in Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • 42-54 hours in an individualized Area of Interest
    • These hours will be discussed and decided upon when you speak with your Advisor to discuss your educational goals.
    • A minimum of 18 hours must be upper division hours (300-400 level courses).
    • A grade of “C” or better is required for all Area of Interest courses.
    • No more than 36 semester hours can be in one discipline and no more than 50 hours in one discipline can be counted towards your degree.
  • 28-40 hours of Electives
  • Total minimum of hours completed is 120.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11409 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11409 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7458 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Martinez

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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