BA/BS Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Option I

Degree Requirements for Option 1

  1. A total of 120 semester hours is required as a minimum for graduation with 36 semester hours of this total coming from courses numbered 300 or 400.
  2. General Education Requirements (41-47 semester hours)
    1. Same General Education Component required of all students if approved by the student’s academic advisor.
    2. May follow either requirements for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. A minimum of 42 hours must be earned from the selected Area of Emphasis (the 42 does not include a 3 credit hour Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS 100), a 3 credit hour Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Pracitce (IDS 250W), and 3 credit hour IDS 450 which are required of all majors) with no more than 24 hours within a discipline as reflected by that discipline’s prefix and no more than 30 hours from the College of Business. In Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS 100) the student, with the assistance of his/her advisor, will develop a program of study to complete the degree.
  4. In the selected Area of Emphasis, a minimum of 24 semester hours of the 42 must be taken in courses numbered 300 or 400 (courses taken to satisfy the general education requirement cannot be counted again within an area of emphasis though those courses may be prerequisites to courses in the area of emphasis).
  5. The remainder of the 120 hours or remaining 300 or 400 level may be selected by the student with approval of the academic advisor.
  6. Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
  7. An average of C (2.0) is required for all hours attempted toward the degree, hours counted in the area of emphasis, and all hours taken at the 300-400 level.
  8. All other university policies (e.g., residence requirements) relating to requirements that must be met for all degree programs apply to the Interdisciplinary Studies major.