The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary and carefully focused course of study, which will fulfill traditional college requirements. This program equips students with a broad-based education that will allow them to think logically and articulate their findings via written and oral communications using technology. Students are also prepared for the intellectual tasks needed for success in graduate and professional schools. The Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program is designed to offer quality, flexibility, and personal satisfaction.
The Interdisciplinary Studies program requires 120 credit hours. The required courses will include the forty-nine (49) hours of General Education Core courses. In addition to the General Education Core courses, all students must take 21 credit hours from an Academic Department to form a Concentration. Twelve of these 21 hours must be upper level courses (300 or 400 level). To complete the 120 hours for graduation, the student must complete 50 hours of electives, taken from two Academic Schools which must include IS 121 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies. These electives will be determined by counseling with an academic advisor and must include at least 24 credit hours in upper level courses (300 or 400 level). The program will reside under the auspices of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, who will initially provide academic advising and who will assign additional advisors based upon the selected concentration of the student.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student will fulfill the Student Learning Outcomes of their selected academic concentration.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program will:
- Provide an environment that promotes scholarship and critical thinking in its graduates.
- Create an environment in which diverse student populations develop academic and social networks that support their uniqueness and promote professionalism in lifelong learning.
- Integrate liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional education in order for graduates to make positive contributions to society.
- Develop individuals who are competent in the application of knowledge and skills and who possess values and attitudes consistent with a college degree.
- Maintain a qualified and diversified student body by mentoring students and providing the necessary support.
- Prepare qualified and serious students for advancement to graduate school.