M. Bachelor of Integrated Studies
Criteria for Admission
Normally, applicants to the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program without a prior degree must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 25 years of age.
- Complete an interview with the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program advisor to asses their suitability for the program.
- Have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours or transferable credit (or the equivalent through prior learning assessment) of post-secondary study.
Potential applicants with a degree should refer to existing regulations in the UNB Calendar regarding second degrees and should consult the BIS coordinator.
Other Special Requirements
Personal Learning Portfolio:
As part of the application process, the applicant will begin development of a personal learning portfolio that will be used as the basis for the assessment of prior learning. The portfolio will continue to be developed throughout the course of study through a Renaissance College portfolio course and will be submitted as a graduation requirement for the program.
The BIS portfolio documents formative understanding of how and to what degree students achieve the learning outcomes. It is a “meta-analysis” where students engage in a reflective critique that, when written, conveys development and competency in each of the BIS outcomes. Examples from experiences that were not part of BIS courses or other academic courses such as workplace or community activities should also be included where appropriate. The portfolio is not merely a list of “things done,” but things done and how the student has grown and developed as a result.