Welcome to the Bachelor of Integrative Studies, also known as BIS. Integrative studies is a program that allows you the ability to choose courses for your degree that matter to you and tie into your educational and career goals. Market research shows that employers are looking for future employees who have developed solid critical thinking skills and possess knowledge from many areas. BIS students not only work with a professional advisor but are also assigned to a faculty mentor to serve as an expert in their chosen feild. Integrating your courework enables you to develop a plan that will help you launch your future and serve you in ways that are marketable and add value to employers. Each student’s plan of study is individualized and covers an array of disciplines, from fine arts to pre medicine. Lindsay: Our students have the opportunity to seek coursework that truly represents their interests. Though plans of study developed by students are customized, we often find students most attracted to business and communication, the sciences such as nursing and pre-professional areas, and the humanities. Here’s what some of our students have to say about the program. The Integrative Studies program here at Oakland University has helped shaped my educational journey tremendously. I have always aspired to positively change people’s lives, and thanks to the flexibility this program has offered I am currently enrolled into the Second Degree Nursing program here at OU. I am a senior transfer student athlete at Oakland with an integrative studies major. I am focused on entrepreneurial studies and really wanted to make my educational journey my own. I love how flexible the BIS program is and you really can determine your own path of study based on your own personal goals and desires. The BIS program here at OU is helping me to achieve my career goals by allowing me to take classes that are tailored to my particular needs, while considering my professional experience and vocational training for transfer credit. My experience with the BIS program has been nothing short of amazing over my four years. I was able to create an individualized program that honed in on my future endeavors and passion towards a career. Advising was quick, simple and effective to where I walked out of a meeting feeling confident on my road to graduation. Ann: Our advising practice is highly personalized. An appointment can be scheduled by phone, in person, or online and meet with an adviser either here at main campus or at our satellite campus at the Macomb University Center. With BIS, you have the ability to choose and share with us your desire to learn. Let’s start planning your academic future today.