Program Information

School: University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Description: The Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) program is a 90-credit degree designed to accommodate the personal, educational, and career goals of adult students, most of whom already possess diverse learning and who study part-time.

The structure is flexible while ensuring that students receive both depth and breadth of knowledge within their studies. The student achieves depth through choosing a concentration of at least 8 courses in an area of interest. Breadth comes through the completion of a required and recommended core of basic courses ranging from literature and communication skills to philosophy and leadership, and by pursuing a diversity of offerings to satisfy personal intellectual curiosity.

URL: Bachelor of Integrated Studies at University of Prince Edward Island
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,326

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) – Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test – 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test – 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB – 80; CanTEST – 4.5; CAEL – 60; Pearson Test of English – 58; Cambridge Advanced English – CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken – Pre-1.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

Your complete application will include: the undergraduate application form, a $50.00 application processing fee ($75.00 International applicants), official transcripts from any post-secondary institution in which you have completed courses (direct to the Registrar’s Office), the supplementary application form, a current resume, and a personal statement of 300-500 words (as outlined in the Supplementary application form). Please visit the website for complete program requirements.