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BS Interdisciplinary Studies (3 Year)

ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

This accelerated curricula is designed for high achieving honors students who are first-time freshmen at the University. Students matriculate through the program taking 16-18 credits per semester and 6-9 credits per summer. Students can take classes in person and online. The program is designed to assist students in taking advantage of the University’s flat-rate tuition for 12-18 credit hours.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS AN  INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES STUDENT

The program arms students with the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in critical research, communicate effectively among various fields and work in effective teams as leaders and active members. Student-centered classes and courses focus on transferable skills.

DEGREE AT A GLANCE

Average class size: 30 students
Most courses are offered fall, spring and summer; with some classes offered in 7- or 8-week mini-term sessions.

WHERE WILL MY DEGREE TAKE ME?

Interdisciplinarians work in higher education, K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff. Interdisciplinarians have been assistant City Treasurers, Bank officers, IT specialists, Lawyers, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, officers in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. Interdisciplinarians are analysts, librarians, artists, public health specialists, social workers, politicians, and more. Our alumni attend graduate programs in Cybersecurity, Psychology, Education, History, Law, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Public Health, Business and more.

Curriculum

First Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
SEM 101 & SEM 102 Spartan Seminar 1 1 2
BIO 100 Biology 3   3
BIO 100L Biology Lab 1   1
CSC 150 Computer Concepts and Applications or CLM 165, CSC 169, CIT 150, FIA 280, TED 170 3   3
ENG 101 Communications Skills I 3   3
ENG 102 Communications Skills II   3 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Social Science or SOC 110, HIS 100, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, BUS 175, ECN 200   3 3
HUM 210 Humanties or HUM 211, ENG 207, FIA 201, MUS 301   3 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2   2
MTH 103 Contemporary Math 3   3
PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness for Life   1 1
INT 210 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies   3 3
Free Electives   2 2
Total 16 16 32
       
Summer I 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
SCM 285 Principles of Speech 3   3
MUS 234 African American Music or FIA 370 or ENGE 383 3   3
Concentration I or II Course 3   3
Total 9   9
       
Second Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 1   1
SCI 101 Introduction to Physical Science 3   3
CSC 200 Advanced Computer Concepts   3 3
Concentrations I and II 6 12 18
HIS 335 African American History or HIS 336, HIS 370, HIS 371, HRP 320, JRN 299, SOC 237, POS 315 or PSY 340 3   3
INT 311 Principles of Interdisciplinary Studies 3   3
INT 322 Approaches to Critical Analysis   3 3
Total 16 18 34
       
Summer II 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
INT 360 Foundations of Research in Interdisciplinary Studies 3   3
INT 375 Language and Society 3   3
Free Elective 3   3
Total 9   9
       
Third Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
INT 411 Ideas and their Influences or INT 412 Contemporary Globalization 3   3
INT 470 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar   3 3
INT 399, INT 475, or 300/400 level course 3 3 6
Contentration II Courses 6 3 9
Free Electives (300/400 level courses) 6 9 15
Total 18 18 36