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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

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Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

Online or on campus, the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management's Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree matches non-traditional students’ prior experience with a customized degree to reach their academic and career goals.

The interdisciplinary studies major offered by UofSC's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is designed for non-traditional students who have a variety of academic and work experience and are ready to earn their bachelor’s degree. The dynamic design of the degree program enables students to select courses tailored to their interest and graduation timeline.

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from a world-renowned school
  • Maximize prior college credits
  • Flexible course delivery options accommodate your schedule and learning style
  • Take courses on campus and online
  • Specialize in:
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Retail Management and Fashion Merchandising
    • Sport and Entertainment Management

“Providing a customized degree that helps students achieve their academic and career goals has always been at the core of the B.A.I.S. program. Having an online degree completion option in addition to our on-campus delivery makes this transformative program even more accessible to working professionals, parents, active military and veterans and other non-traditional students who want to complete their degree.”
— B.A.I.S. and Online Learning Director Marianne Bickle

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Admission Requirements

Students must apply for undergraduate admission to the University of South Carolina and select the HRSM interdisciplinary studies degree as their major. 

B.A.I.S. is designed for non-traditional students and has the following program-specific eligibility requirements:

  • Prior to admission into the program, students must have earned at least 60 college credit hours or be 25 years of age or older.
  • The minimum GPA is 2.0.
  • Students will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the program. 
  • Students must share clear academic goals and make a personal proposal for how they will meet those goals through their coursework. Please keep in mind that the College of HRSM B.A.I.S. degree specializes in the fields of hospitality, tourism, retail, and sport and entertainment management, so experience or interest in those fields is important. 

Degree Curriculum

Students will work with a B.A.I.S. advisor to design an individualized program of study.  This curriculum is comprised of a minimum total of 120 hours, including:

  • Carolina Core Hours (31-46 Hours)
  • Interdisciplinary Major Hours (36 Hours)
  • Free Electives (38-53 Hours)

Transferring Prior College Credits

B.A.I.S. advisors will work with students to maximize college credits that can be transferred towards the degree requirements. Regardless of how many college credit hours are able to be transferred, students must complete at least 30 hours of 300-level UofSC coursework as a B.A.I.S. student in order to earn the degree. 

For more details about the degree requirements and curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies through the College of HRSM, please visit the academic bulletin.


Contact Us

We're happy to provide more information and are here to help!

Marianne C. Bickle, Ph.D.
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.I.S.) and Online Learning
Phone: 803-777-3805

Learn how to apply here.



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