160 North Foundation Hall (248) 370-3229
Director: David Lau
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Root
Manager for Student Success (BIS Systems Specialist): Krista Malley
Macomb University Center Academic Counselor: Lindsay Zeig
Faculty Council for Integrative Studies:
Professors: Kevin Murphy, Economics; Subbaiah Perla, Mathematics and Statistics
Associate professors: Jacob Cayanus, Communication and Journalism; Douglas Creighton, Physical Therapy; Beth Kraemer, Kresge Library; Michael Long, Human Resource Development, Fritz McDonald, Philosophy; Jessica Payette, Music, Theatre, and Dance; Brian Taber, Counseling; Xia Wang, Mechanical Engineering
Special instructor: Carolyn Tieppo, Nursing
Lecturer: Andreea Bordeianu
Special Lectures: Andreea Bordeianu, Charles Rinehart, Jennifer Root, Lindsay Zeig
Alumni: Kath Borg
Students: Rhiannon Bailiey, Mirabeth Braude
The Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree (B.I.S.) is a university-wide baccalaureate program that offers maximum flexibility and opportunity for student decision making about courses of study at Oakland University. The degree is primarily intended for students wishing to create an innovative program of study to meet their individual goals by integrating courses of study from across the university.
Students entering the Integrative Studies program design a course of study utilizing courses from many departments to create a meaningful academic plan of study. Students may select courses from any field of study offered by an academic department, subject to prerequisites and policies set by the individual departments. This program offers students the opportunity to plan a unique and challenging academic program in cooperation with an Integrative Studies faculty mentor.
Students changing their majors to Integrative Studies must meet the program requirements described in the catalog extant at the time of the change, or they may meet program requirements described in a subsequent catalog. Any catalog that students are following must not be more than six years old at the time of graduation. It is not permissible to seek a double degree with the Bachelor of Integrative Studies serving as one of those degrees.
Students applying to the Integrative Studies program are first admitted to pre-Integrative Studies status. Students will be granted major standing upon approval of their Plan of Study and Rationale by the Integrative Studies Faculty Admissions Committee.
The Integrative Studies program is administered by the Department of Integrative Studies, 160 North Foundation Hall, (248) 370-3229.