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BS Interdisciplinary Studies (Online)

ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Online)

TThis curricula, the University’s first fully online degree program, is designed for the diverse needs of our students—traditional, non-traditional, adult, military, internal and external transfer, working, local and at a distance. The curriculum offers all classes online, and does not require the student to come to the campus for classes. Students work with an assigned faculty advisor in the department.

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 and 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 or 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 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, MUS 301   3 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2   2
MTH 103 Contemporary Mathematics 3   3
PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness for Life   1 1
Free Electives   2 2
Totals 15 14 29
       
Second Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
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
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies 3   3
Totals 16 15 31
       
Third Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
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 Elective (300-400 level)   3 3
Totals 15 15 30
       
Fourth Year 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total Credits
INT 411 Ideas and their Influence 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
Free Electives 9 9 18
Totals 15 15 30