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Integrated Studies, B.I.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Topeka, KS, United States
The Integrated Studies program of Washburn University allows students to use existing academic resources in a sound and creative manner to individualize their academic experiences.
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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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students can apply to Washburn up until one week prior to the last day to enroll for a given semester.

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

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the program page.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • International Online Application for Admission
  • Signed and Completed Financial Disclaimer Form
  • Original Financial supporting documents, such as a current bank statement
  • USD $70 non-refundable application/processing fee. Payment options include TouchNet, money order, or bank check payable to Washburn University
  • Original transcripts
  • iBT TOEFL or IELTS score report if applying for full admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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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.


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