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Boost your career with a BIS degree!

If you are a busy adult with a job and think there’s no way you can find the time or money to go back to college to earn a degree, think again! VSU’s Individualized Studies Program caters specifically to the needs of working adults by offering:

Offsite Classes

  • Evening Classes
  • Personal Attention
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Flexible Course Requirements
  • Work/Life Experiences for Credit

Students who complete the program earn a Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) degree, completing college credit through both traditional and nontraditional methods.

Traditional methods of earning college credit include taking courses on site at VSU or transferring credits from other regionally accredited community colleges, colleges and universities.  Nontraditional methods include credit by examination, credit for educational experiences in the Armed Forces as evaluated by the American Council on Education, and credit for work/life learning as documented by a personal portfolio. Candidates must earn a minimum of 120 semester hours or the equivalent to obtain their degree.


Virginia State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern  Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and a certificate of advanced graduate study.

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4501

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