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College of Extended Learning

Program requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS), you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. You will build on the credit hours you transfer into the program (minimum of 30) to complete 120 credit hours, which includes the following requirements:

Certificate in Leadership Studies (15 ch/5 courses)

To explore interdisciplinary and integrated learning approaches to issues, you need to complete at least 15 credit hours (ch) of leadership courses through Renaissance College within the first two years of your studies. This includes:

  • RCLP 3030 (3 ch), Integrated Learning Portfolio, which must be taken in your first year of study. You will then need to take an additional 12 ch during year one and two, as follows:
    • RCLP 1001 - Leadership Foundations (3 ch)
    • RCLP 1011 - Worldviews, Culture and Religion (3 ch)
    • RCLP 1062 - Effective Citizenship (3 ch)
    • RCLP 2001 - Practicing Leadership in Community Projects (3 ch)

You will receive a Certificate in Leadership Studies upon completion. The Certificate in Leadership Studies can be completed entirely online.

An approved UNB minor (24 ch/8 courses)

A minor consists of 24 credit hours in one subject area. Requirements vary depending on the minor you choose. Advising and responsibility for approval of the minor lies with the appropriate Faculty. 

You may complete a second Minor in Leadership Studies by augmenting the required Certificate in Leadership Studies with additional courses to make up your minor.

You may complete some of the requirements for your minor online.

Elective credits

You will make up the balance of your program with elective credits. The number of credits and courses varies depending on the individual. You will choose your elective courses based on the goals and interests identified in your study plan.

You may complete some of your electives online.

Learning portfolio

In addition to the Integrated Learning Portfolio course (RCLP 3030), you will develop a personal learning portfolio that you will continue throughout your studies.

You will begin developing your personal learning portfolio through the admission process and, if applicable, your Prior Learning Assessment. Each year, you will review your portfolio to monitor your progress toward your goals and the BIS learning outcomes.

Finally, you will submit your completed portfolio to the Renaissance College for evaluation in the term before you graduate.

Additional requirements

  • You must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours at the 3000 and 4000 level
  • Normally you will complete a minimum of 45 credit hours of the program at UNB. The Registrar in consultation with Renaissance College and the College of Extended Learning may waive this provision.

Learn more

Tel.: 506 447-3449 / Toll Free: 1 866-599-4646
Email: bis@unb.ca