Interdisciplinary Studies

About Us

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is exclusively designed for learners with at least two years of transferable credit from institutions other than UNCP, who hold either Associate in Applied Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees.  The program serves adult students, in particular, who seek a broad, more flexible degree program to help them to advance or become more established in their careers or to improve their understanding of the world around them.

The BIS is intended for a set of diverse students who bring to the university many academic, personal, and work-related experiences.  They may choose the BIS program because (1) they aboutare aware that they are more employable in many occupations with the degree, (2) that learning in the arts and sciences and in a field of specialization leads to understanding and empowerment, and (3) they review their personal plans and recognize that they can effectively meet their most important goals for a bachelor’s degree through the BIS.

Members of the BIS Advisory Council are:

Dr. James W. Robinson, BIS Director

Dr. Meredith Storms, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor
Phone: 910.521.6427
Office: Hickory Hall

Dr. Jamie Litty, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communications
Phone: 910.521.6654
Office: Old Main, Room 233

Dr. Stewart Thomas, Interim Dean, School of Business, Associate Professor
Phone: 910.521.6859
Office: Business Administration, Room 111

Dr. John E. "Jack" Spillan School of Business and Professor of Management
Phone: 910.775.4357
Office: Business Administration, Room 152

Dr. Charles Tita, Director of Distance Education and Associate Professor of English
Phone: 910.521.6352
Office: Distance Education, West Office Building

Dr. Kevin Freeman, Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone: 910-521-6447
Office: Oxendine Science Building, Room 1300

Jessica Godsey, JD, Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Phone: 910.521.6574
Office: Sampson, Room 209

Dr. Edwin "Cliff" Mensah, Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: 910.522.5713
Office: Business Administration, Room 121

Dr. Scott Turner, Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science
Phone: 910.775.4128
Office: Oxendine, Room 1214