Degree Requirements

Option 1

  • Students choose two (2) emphases. Students complete at least 21 credits in each emphasis, for a total of 42 credits
  • At least 12 credits in each emphasis must be upper-division (3000 or higher), for a total of 24 upper-division credits.

Option 2

  • Students choose 42 credits from multiple emphases within a proposed theme.
  • At least 24 of those credits must be upper-division (3000 or higher).

In both Option 1 and Option 2, students must meet the following requirements:

  • In addition to the 42 credits from other emphases, students must complete BIS 2000 (2 credits), BIS 3000 (3 credits), and BIS 4000 (3 credits), for a total of 8 BIS credits.
  • Students must complete all General Education and other SUU requirements.
  • Students need a total of 120 credits, including 40 upper-division (3000 or higher) credits. Upper division credits include the minimum 24 upper-division credits from emphases and 6 upper-division BIS credits.
  • A minimum of C- is required for any course counted toward the major.
  • No pass/fail course may be used toward the BIS degree without prior approval.