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Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Transfer Guide

2018-2019 Individualized Study, BIS

These are suggested courses which fulfill some degree requirements for the Bachelor of Individualized Study degree.  Transfer associate's degree programs and courses vary among the 23 VCCS colleges.  Be sure to consult your community college academic advisor each semester to make sure you are on track to graduate in an A.A. or A.A.& S or A.S. degree.

VCCS Mason Equivalent
ENG 111 and ENG 112 ENGH 101 and ENGH ----
MTH 154 MATH 106
ITE 115 IT 103
Natural Science Lecture Natural Science Lecture
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science
Humanities Humanities
Humanities Humanities
Humanities Humanities


The Bachelor of Individualized Study program is an adult degree-completion major.  Appliicants must be 25 or older and meet the unique requirements for admission.  BIS offers two academic concentrations: 1) Individualized Study and 2) Early Childhood Education Studies. VCCS students interested in pursuing the Early Childhood Education Studies concentration should complete the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Early Childhood Development. NOTE: NVCC Pathway to Baccalaureate students are ineligible for admission to BIS-Childhood Education Studies with an A.A.S degree. Due to the unique nature of the BIS program, prospective students are encouraged to attend a BIS information session and then follow-up with an individual appointment with a BIS academic advisor. Additional requirements and departmental contact information are available at:


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