Entrepreneurship Major (BIS)

This major is offered in partnership with Villanova’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Offered under the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree, this major prepares students to expand their knowledge, develop their skills, and convert their ideas into tangible products and organizations that can positively impact society and promote the common good. Guided by the values of curiosity, resiliency, collaboration, and creativity, this major is focused on helping students develop a habit of mind oriented towards innovation and entrepreneurship that is applicable to both work and life.

Students will cultivate their ability to accept criticism and experience failure as part of the creative, entrepreneurial process. Additionally, in line with the University’s Catholic and Augustinian mission, a focus on ethics, social responsibility, and community as related to entrepreneurial pursuits is woven throughout the curriculum.

Major Requirements (30 Credits)

Required Core Courses (3 Courses, 9 Credits)

Sub-Total Credits

EGEN 3100, EGEN 3200, EGEN 4100: Venture Development Series | Students must commit to take all three courses in this series on campus, in immediate sequence with their teams (Fall, Spring, Fall).

BIS Core Curriculum Requirements (39 Credits)

Free Electives (51 Credits)

Degree Credit Summary

  • Major Credits: 30 credits
  • Core Credits: 39 credits
  • Free Elective Credits: 51 credits
Total Credits:


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Summer 2024 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived catalog available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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