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Integrated Studies

Washburn University

48 months
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
315 USD/credit 9450 USD/year
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Sometimes the degree you want just doesn't live in a single department, An interdisciplinary studies degree program lets you choose a major or concentration in more than one area and study the subjects and topics that interest you. The Integrated Studies degree is offered at Washburn University.


As the world becomes more complex, the need for interdisciplinary educational experiences increases. To respond to this trend, the Integrated Studies program of Washburn University was created.


The requirements of the BIS degree are based on the assumption that a multi-disciplinary approach is a suitable model for the depth of experience component of an undergraduate student’s degree. In particular, those students who do not plan to seek post baccalaureate education in a specific field still might benefit greatly from a relatively brief exposure to fundamental aspects of selected disciplines relevant to their personal interests, goals, aspirations, or career path, despite never completing the full set of major requirements in a discipline.

The Program strives to meet student needs in a number of ways. Students interested in a career field which is rapidly evolving will find the flexibility to build a curriculum which meets these needs. A creative student whose interests bridge several disciplines can do so with this program. Those students whose interests follow a theme that spans several departments select courses from multiple departments.

Multi-disciplinary plans of study within the Bachelor of Integrated Studies may be created in one of two ways:

  • Unique, customized plan created by a student.
  • Standard multi-disciplinary plan created by a group of departments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Washburn University students completing this degree, upon graduation, are expected to have:

  • Integrated diverse disciplines through a multi-departmental curriculum.
  • Constructed appropriate research questions, conduct research, develop a research argument.
  • Integrated diverse materials into the writing of a research project.

Programme Structure


  • Organizational Communication
  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Conflict & Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • While we admit domestic students up until one week prior to the last day to enroll, it’s in your best interest to apply as early as possible.


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Academic requirements

If you meet one of the following criteria you will be granted admission:

  • A high school GPA ≥ 2.25 OR;
  • ACT composite score ≥ 21.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application for admission
    • official ACT or SAT scores (only required if you’re under 21)*
    • official high school transcripts
    • Pay a one-time, $20 non-refundable application fee
    • While ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, if you have previously taken the test we prefer to have your scores on file for advising purposes and potential scholarship increases (scores will not negatively impact your admission status nor scholarship earning potential).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 315 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Topeka

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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