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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.


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The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies program is for students to develop coherent and rigorous academic programs that address broad or complex questions by integrating multiple intellectual traditions, epistemologies, and disciplinary approaches.

General Education Requirements (36 hours)


Major Electives I (Breadth) - (18 Hours)


18 credit hours in 200-level or higher courses from the following disciplines in at least three different disciplines: ART, ARTH, BIOL, CHEM, COM, DGM, ECON, ENGL, FL, FREN, GEOG, GLBS, HIST, INDS, MATH, MCOM, MUS, POLS, PHIL, PSY, REL, SPAN, SOC, SPCH, STAT

Major Electives II (Focus Area) - (27 Hours)


Student must develop rationale for focus area disciplines and courses. Students may choose disciplines from the list of pre-approved grouping determined by the Interdisciplinary Studies advisory committee or, if the desired grouping is not pre-approved, request approval from that committee.

At least 12 credit hours must be completed in a single “core” discipline approved in advance by the student’s academic advisor.

Students must complete coursework in at least three different disciplines.

Up to 18 credit hours can be used from the following disciplines:ACCT, BFIN, BMIS, BUAD, MRKT, MNGT.

Note that not all disciplines and courses are offered online. Some courses are subject to major entry and pre-professional requirements and may not be available to Interdisciplinary Studies students. Prerequisites may limit or restrict the ability of Distance Learning students to enroll in certain courses.

Free Electives (27 Hours)


Subtotal: 120 Hours


Suggested Curriculum Guide for Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies


Freshman Year


Subtotal: 15

Second Semester


Subtotal: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Social and Behaviorial Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Natural Science and Lab Credits: 4
  • Core Elective 1 Credits: 3
  • Concentration 1 Credits: 3
  • PE Elective Credits: 1
     
Subtotal: 14

Second Semester


Subtotal: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Core Elective 3 Credits: 3
  • Core Elective 4  Credits: 3
  • Concentration 4 Credits: 3
  • Concentration 5 Credits: 3
  • Free Elective 2 Credits: 3
Subtotal: 15

Second Semester


  • Intensive Writing Course Credits: 3
  • Core Elective 5 Credits: 3
  • Core Elective 6 Credits: 3
  • Free Elective 3 Credits: 3
  • Free Elective 4 Credits: 3
Subtotal: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Subtotal: 15

Second Semester


  • Concentration 8 Credits: 3
  • Concentration 9 Credits: 3
  • Free Electives 7 Credits: 3
  • Free Electives 8 Credits: 3
  • Free Electives 9 Credits: 3
Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 120


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