Bachelor of Science in

INTEGRATED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

The B.S. without the B.S.*

If you have a military background or currently serve in the U.S. military, you have a set of valuable skills:

You’re a natural problem-solver.
You’re adaptable and resilient.
You lead by example.

UNC Greensboro’s online Integrated Professional Studies (BIPS) program can help you hone those skills. Earn the B.S. without the B.S. — *Big Sacrifices, Brutal Schedules, or Big Spending. 

BIPS at a Glance:

  • Complete 120 credit hours including BIPS core courses:
    • Design Thinking
    • Systems Thinking
    • Understanding Data
    • Contemporary Media Literacies
    • Self-Awareness
    • Global Awareness and Intercultural Competence
  •  Gain breadth of knowledge and depth of focus as a T-Shaped Professional
    • Develop transferable skills
    • Focus on real-world projects instead of endless exams

What BIPS Offers Military Students

Get Credit for Your Military Training

Based on your military background, you may be eligible for up to 60 hours of elective credit for your American Council on Education (ACE) approved training and education as documented on the Joint Services Transcript (JST).  Elective credit varies by individual, as your JST must be reviewed for your specific education and training. JST credits cannot be substituted for major or general education courses.

A Specialized Military Leadership Track

Developed in consultation with current military leaders, the BIPS Service Area of Focus includes a track designed for those committed to a career in the armed forces. Courses develop skills specific to military needs — preparing students for senior staff and command roles. Choose from these topics:

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Applied Workplace Technologies
  • Globalization
  • Contemporary Warfare
  • Power of Influence
  • New courses are being added each semester. Visit our Full Course Listing for the latest options with course descriptions.

Military Tuition Benefits

As an active duty military service member, you could be eligible for in-state tuition even if you’re not a legal resident of North Carolina. To see if you qualify, complete the Application for Determination of Eligibility for Military Tuition Benefit.

Military Education Benefits

If you’re a veteran or active duty military service member, you may be eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Bills that cover tuition, and the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Programs. If you’re considering enrolling, the Military-Affiliated Services Office can help you navigate the process.

Military Student Support

UNC Greensboro is nationally recognized for its commitment to military-affiliated students. The university has been named a Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY for the past eight years, and Military Times includes UNCG on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 list. In addition, the Military-Affiliated Services Office offers a supportive atmosphere and connections with campus resources.

An Action-Oriented Curriculum

Our professors know that students learn best by doing, so they challenge students to reach beyond the theory. Although courses are online, learning will be an active experience, with an emphasis on real-world projects instead of exams.

Online, But Not on Your Own

Although BIPS is a fully online program, you won’t be doing this alone. Your support team will work with you to chart a clear path to graduation, designed just for you based on your career goals, interests, and any transfer credits or military experience you have. The support team will also connect you with campus resources and check in with you throughout the program.

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