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B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (BS, Interdisciplinary Studies) will push you to become an interdisciplinarian who asks questions, pushes boundaries and astounds that all knowledge is interdependent.

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. Classes are online or in the classroom.

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
SEM 101, SEM 102 Spartan Seminars 1 1 2
BIO 100 Biology   3 3
BIO 100L Biology Lab   1 1
CSC 150 Computer Concepts or CLM 165, CSC 169, CIT 150, FIA 28 or TED 170 3   3
ENG 101 Communications Skills I 3   3
ENG 102 Communications Skills II   3 3
SOC 101 Sociology or HIS 100, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, BUS 175 or ECN 200 3   3
HUM 210 Humanities or HUM 211, ENG 207, FIA 201 or MUS 301   3 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2   2
PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness for Life   1 1
MTH 103 Contemporary Mathematics 3   3
Electives   2 2
Totals 15 14 29
       
Second Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 1   1
SCI 101 Physical Science   3 3
CSC 200 Advanced Computer Concepts   3 3
MUS 234 African American Music or FIA 370 or ENG 383 3   3
SCM 285 Principles of Speech 3   3
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
Concentration I Courses 6 6 12
INT 210 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies 3   3
Totals 16 15 31
       
Third Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total
INT 311 Principles of Interdisciplinary Studies 3   3
INT 322 Approaches to Critical Analysis 3   3
INT 360 Foundations of Research in Interdisciplinary Studies   3 3
INT 375 Language & Society   3 3
Concentration II Courses 9 6 15
Cultural Electives (300-400 level)   3 3
Totals 15 15 30
       
Fourth Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total
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
Electives 9 9 18
Totals 15 15 30

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), the International Honor Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, Alpha Iota Sigma and have an active Interdisciplinary Studies Student Association (ISSA).