Can I complete the Bachelor of Integrated Studies via distance?

Yes, it is possible. Students in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies are required to complete 120ch of coursework, of which a minimum of 45ch will be from UNB (either on site or through our distance course offerings). It is possible to fulfill this 45ch requirement via distance, while obtaining the balance of the BIS program through a combination of transfer credit, PLAR and study from other institutions (either online or face to face).

How can I complete the 45ch from UNB?

1. Core Components:

Minor (24ch) – BIS students will complete a Minor or equivalent to a Minor as defined by UNB. Equivalent minors from other institutions will be considered. UNB minors can be completed partially or entirely online in the following disciplines:
    Adult Education
    Political Science

Renaissance College (15ch) – BIS students will complete the following 15ch as part of their BIS degree. This 15ch comprises the Certificate in Leadership Studies and can be completed entirely online. Courses are offered on a 2-year rotational basis:

   RCLP 1001 – Leadership Foundations
   RCLP 1011 – Worldviews, Religions & Cultures
   RCLP 1062 – Citizenship & Community Issues
   RCLP 2001 – Practicing Leadership in Community Projects
   RCLP 3030 – Integrated Learning Portfolio

Students can also complete a second Minor in RCLP in addition to their chosen Minor. 

2. Elective Credit

The balance of the BIS consists of elective courses that you select based on individual goals and interests identified in your study plans. Students will complete a minimum of 39 credit hours (one-third of the program) at the 3000 and/or 4000 level.  Find a list of available courses here.

Minors Available via Distance


UNB Credit:
ADM 1113 (3ch)
ADM 1213 (3ch)
ADM 1313 (3ch)
ADM 2223 (3ch)
ADM 2815 (3ch)
ADM 3315 (3ch)
ADM 3345 (3ch)
ADM 3445 (3ch)
ADM 4326 (3ch)

*Equivalent to Minor (optional certificate in Adult Education in addition to minor)
Please note: courses are offered on a rotational basis.

UNB Credit:
ED 3011 (3ch)
ED 3024 (3ch)[Teleconference option]
ED 3113 (3ch)
ED 3114 (3ch)
ED 3115 (3ch)
ED 4012 (3ch)
ED 4032 (3ch)
ED 4045 (3ch)

ED 4061 (3ch)
ED 4102 (3ch)
ED 4113 (3ch)
ED 5011 (3ch)
ED 5022 (3ch)
ED 5157 (3ch)
ED 5164 (3ch)
ED 5171 (3ch)


UNB Credit:
ECON 1013 (3ch)
ECON 1014 (3ch)
ECON 1023 (3ch)
ECON 1073 (3ch)
ECON 3013 (3ch)
ECON 3023 (3ch)
ECON 3204 (3ch)
ECON 3205 (3ch)
ECON 3505 (3ch)
ECON 3705 (3ch)
ECON 3775 (3ch)
ECON 3865 (3ch)


UNB Credit:
PHIL 1101 (3ch)
PHIL 1201 (3ch)
PHIL 2201 (3ch)
PHIL 2203 (3ch)
PHIL 2207 (3ch)
PHIL 3203 (3ch)
PHIL 3206 (3ch)

Transfer Credit:
PHIL3xxx/4xxx (3ch)
PHIL 3xxx/4xxx (3ch)


UNB Credit:
POLS 3614 (3ch)

Transfer Credit:
POLS any level elective (3ch)
POLS 3xxx/4xxx (3ch)
POLS 3xxx/4xxx (3ch)
POLS 3xxx/4xxx (3ch)


UNB Credit:
PSYC 1013 (3ch)
PSYC 1023 (3ch)
6CH of any of the following foundation courses:
PSYC 2203 (3ch)
PSYC 2313 (3ch)
PSYC 2403 (3ch)
PSYC 2603 (3ch)
PSYC 2613 (3ch)
PSYC 2703 (3ch)
9CH of any of the following upper level courses:
PSYC 3213 (3ch)
PSYC 3325 (1ch) – Coming Soon (Expected Late Fall 2017)
PSYC 3335 (1ch) – Coming Soon (Expected Late Fall 2017)
PSYC 3345 (1ch)Coming Soon (Expected Late Fall 2017)

PSYC 3365 (1ch)
PSYC 3663 (3ch)
PSYC 3673 (3ch)

Elective Credit Options:

ANTH 2504 (3ch)- Coming Soon
ANTH 3704 (3ch) - Coming Soon

BIOL 1719 (4ch)
BIOL 1798 (4ch)
BIOL 2259 (3ch)
BIOL 2509 (3ch)
BIOL 2519  (3ch)

ENGL 1145 (3ch)
ENGL 1146 (3ch)
ENGL 2902 (3ch)

FOR 1285 (3ch)
FOR 2285 (3ch)
FOR 2286 (2ch)

GGE 4423 (5ch)
GGE 5403 (3ch)

MATH 1003
MATH 1013 (3ch)
MATH 1503 (3ch)

RCLP 3002 (3ch)
RCLP 4002 (3ch)

SOCI 1503
SOCI 3006 (3ch)
SOCI 3007/FVI 3007 (3ch)
SOCI 3403 (3ch)
SOCI 3634 (3ch

STAT 2263 (3ch)

These courses plus any of the courses listed above under possible Minor pathways can be taken as elective credit to fulfill the balance of the BIS Program.

Looking for additional online course options? Visit the Canadian Virtual University website.

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NOTE: It is always recommended to consult with an academic advisor specific to your faculty regarding the requirements for your Minor, to assure your course selections fit the coherent set of courses as called for by the general university regulations. Students should work closely with the individual department to have their Minor approved by an academic advisor and develop a study-plan.