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College of Arts and Sciences | School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities

Integrative Studies

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
120
Approximate Tuition Cost
$50,700
Degree Features
Create an individualized plan of study
*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 8 semesters.

Integrative Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree provides maximum freedom for students who wish to take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to the design of an educational program while maintaining a focus on career and professional goals. The Integrative Studies major has a General concentration, and a Two Minors concentration. These concentrations may have the most appeal for students near the end of their academic careers (senior-level students) who are re-evaluating their academic and career choices. It is a program in which the student undertakes the responsibility for the research and design of their program, in consultation with an advisor.

Program Concentrations:
Integrative Studies-General
This concentration allows students to choose a minimum of 30 credit hours from a minimum of two interrelated programs that support their career aspirations. 
Integrative Studies-Two Minors
This concentration allows students to complete two university-recognized minors and/or certificates. A minimum of two academic departments in which to select courses are chosen and a rationale for the ways in which these courses support the student’s career goals is developed.

Students may apply early to the M.S. degree in Emerging Media and Technology and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

Program Structure

  • 120 minimum credits
  • In addition to taking the university requirements, students consult with an advisor to research and develop their plan of study
  • 39 of the 120 earned credit hours must be at the upper-division (30000-40000 level)
  • Students are encouraged to complete internships or utilize individual investigations for more nuanced work; the total hours that can be completed in internship and/or individual investigation courses cannot total more than 15 hours
  • Students must successfully complete one course or approved Experiential Learning Requirement

Integrative Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Students who have completed 30 credit hours (excluding credit earned while in high school, e.g. College Credit Plus) may declare the Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree. Students should schedule an appointment with a B.I.S. advisor to evaluate completed coursework, discuss future academic and career goals and determine which concentration will be reflected on the degree audit.

This degree program may not be earned as a double major or dual degree with another major and cannot be earned as an additional degree after another degree at the same or higher level has been earned previously.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning a minimum 71 TOEFL iBT score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 47 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive English Program. For more information on international admission visit the admissions website for international students.

Important Dates

Aug
20
Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Jan
15
Classes Begin
Spring 2024 Semester
Aug
18
Classes Begin
Fall 2024

Integrative Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Courses

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

The Integrative Studies-General concentration allows students to choose a minimum of 30 credit hours from a minimum of two interrelated programs that support their career aspirations.

The Integrative Studies-Two Minors concentration allows students to complete two university-recognized minors and/or certificates. Students select courses from a minimum of two academic departments and develop a rationale for the ways in which these courses support their career goals.

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Integrative Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$575.70 $1,727.10 $50,700 full-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$585.70 $1,757.10 $51,900 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $6,336.70 applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. This program is calculated at 8 semesters. For part-time semesters: The $575.70 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,336.70 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). This program is calculated at 8 semesters plus $1,200 surcharge. For part-time semesters: The $585.70 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Total program cost based on Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 credit hours for 8 semesters. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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