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Complete the Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) online

You may be able to complete your BIS from a distance, depending on your background and area of interest. Of the 120 credit hours of coursework required for the BIS program, at least 45 credit hours must be from UNB.

UNB courses can be taken onsite at the Fredericton or Saint John campuses, or online. The balance of the required credits may be earned through a combination of transfer credit, PLA, and study from other institutions (either online or face-to-face).

There are several ways to get your required 45 credit hours at UNB:

  • You can complete an online minor,
  • Get a Certificate in Leadership Studies (online), and
  • Take online elective courses.

See below for more information on each of these options.

Complete a minor online

BIS students must complete a minor (24 credit hours) as part of the program requirements. A minimum of 12 credit hours toward your minor must be earned through UNB. You can meet the minor requirement wholly or partially online in each of the following disciplines:

  • Business Administration
  • Adult Education
  • Economics
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

To see a list of available courses, explore our open entry online courses and/or term based online courses.

It is recommended that you consult with your faculty academic advisor regarding the requirements for your minor to ensure your course selections fit the coherent set of courses as called for by the general university regulations. You will need to work closely with the individual department to have your minor approved by an academic advisor and develop a study plan.

Complete the Certificate in Leadership Studies online

BIS students must complete the Certificate in Leadership Studies comprised of 5 courses (15 credit hours). A minimum grade of C is required in each course and the certificate can be completed entirely online. Online Leadership courses are offered on a 2-year rotational basis, except RCLP 3030, which is offered every year. The Certificate in Leadership Studies requires:

*You can complete more than one from this section, if you wish.

Complete elective courses online

The balance of the BIS program is comprised of elective courses. To see a list of available courses, explore our open entry online courses and term based online courses. You may take any of these courses as your electives, as long as you are not using them to fulfill your minor requirements.

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