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URI Feinstein

A Custom-Made Degree for the Working Adult

Saturday, June 14, 2014

URI Feinstein

URI's Feinstein Campus in downtown Providence.

This column is part of an ongoing sponsored content series with The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus.

A college degree adds value to a career and instills a sense of pride and accomplishment in its holder. The needs of today's workforce put weight on the importance of earning a degree, but the reality is: having the time, resources, and finances may be difficult. Circumstances out of a person's control may make this a difficult prospect. However, there are options available for people eager to start a college education or finish what they've already begun.

A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is available for adults looking to earn a degree but are hesitant because they feel they have been out of school for too long, or think it is not possible with a full time job. An Interdisciplinary Studies degree is a custom made degree that offers flexibility, affordability, and convenience.

  • Students can apply previous credit to the degree either from unfinished bachelors, or completed associates degrees.
  • Life experience can sometimes be applied to class credit.
  • Class schedules are conveniently made for working adults.
  • Programs and faculty recognize the rich and varied circumstances and needs of adult students.
  • A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies allows students to customize a degree that fits their interests, and can accommodate two or more areas of study without the intensity or expense of a double major.

A BIS is perfect for working adults looking for a degree that aligns with their academic, career, and professional goals. Adults who work in and around downtown Providence will benefit from the location and affordability of a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus. The BIS degree from URI Providence offers four majors in the fields of Applied Communications, Business Institutions, Health Services Administration, and Human Studies. The convenience of having classes in one building along with the flexibility of night and weekend schedules is ideal for working adults. URI Providence Campus also offers scholarships for adult students matriculated and enrolled in the BIS Program, making the prospect of a college degree an affordable reality. Students who have graduated from the URI Providence BIS program have gone on to graduate schools in various fields, while others have gone on to successful careers in business, education, health and human services, and a variety of other areas.

For more information on a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree contact an advisor at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus by calling (401) 277 - 5162 or visiting www.uri.edu/prov.