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UVA's BIS Program to Launch at NOVA

March 20, 2008

As announced in November, the University of Virginia (UVA) is launching a part-time adult degree program at NOVA in fall 2008. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program (BIS) serves working adults who have earned 60 hours of transferable college credit, at least 15 at NOVA, and want to complete a baccalaureate degree on a part-time basis with evening and weekend classes.  

The first classes will be offered at the Alexandria Campus, with other campuses to follow as more students enter the program. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend an information session and to fax or e-mail unofficial transcripts for pre-application review in early March. Applications will be available on all campuses starting the week of March 17. Application deadline is May 15.  

 BIS makes it possible for working adults to complete a baccalaureate degree within the context of a rigorous liberal arts education typical of any UVA program, and to do so without leaving Northern Virginia. We encourage students from NOVA who want to take on the challenge of such an academic experience to consider BIS at UVA.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site,