Bachelor of Individualized Study

Bachelor of Individualized Study Learning without limits. Mason's Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program is a degree completion program for adult learners.

Students create interdisciplinary concentrations to meet their own educational needs: to advance professionally, to prepare for graduate or professional programs, or to plan a path toward a career change. BIS offers students a distinctive educational opportunity that allows students to integrate other college-level learning such as professional or military experiences into university course work.

The advisers and faculty are committed to helping students build on their life experience to create a rewarding degree program.


Proud of our long-time BIS instructor Daniel Anderson!
Dr. Daniel completed his PhD in Cultural Studies this past Spring.

Dr. Daniel will lead the popular UNIV 304 - BIS Transfer Transitions course this Fall. The one-credit course meets only two Saturdays out of the semester and provides breakfast and lunch while showcasing Mason services and departments, important engagement opportunities for research and providing opportunities to meet/greet and network with current BIS students and faculty. In addition, special invitation BIS alumni panelists participate in question and answer sessions and provide "been there done that - here's how to succeed" suggestions for current students.


BIS students, faculty mentors, family and friends are invited to attendthe BIS 491 Senior Capstone presentations highlighting the individualprojects of this semester's graduating students.


BIS is returning to the GMU-Loudoun Campus this Fall with BIS 300 - there are still seats available - pass it on!



The last day to add classes AND the last day to drop classes without tuition liability is September 14th!

Mason Registrar - Fall 2010 Semester Calendar

The Fall 2010 semester starts on Monday, August 30th - be sure to review the academic calendar for all of those key dates and deadlines!

Registration times are assigned to each class code in order of completed hours from most to least. Go to Patriot Web to verify your registration time and to make sure you have a record free of holds that prevent registration. *All newly admitted freshmen and transfer s...


Congratulations to all of our presenters this evening. Great job! Enjoy the rest of your summer! :-)




Congratulations to all of our Senior Capstone Presenters last night - everyone did an excellent job!!! See you Friday! :-)

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Spring 2010 BIS Senior Capstone Presentations - Schedule of Presentations



DEADLINE: Tomorrow, February 2nd, is the last day to ADD classes for the Spring 2010 semester. It is ALSO the last day to drop classes without tuition liability. Be sure to make your schedule changes by then to avoid any financial liabilities!


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