Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
Program Description for Interdisciplinary Studies
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Requirements (12 credits)
Each student will choose one course from each of the four discipline areas within the College of Arts and Sciences (Communicative Arts, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Natural Science)
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be admitted and to graduate with the Interdisciplinary Major.
SELECT A 1 FINE ART 3000/4000
SELECT B 1 COMMUNICATIVE ART 3000/4000
- ADV AMH AML ASH ASN CRW ENG ENL EUH HIS JOU LAH LIT MMC PHH PHI PHM PHP PUR REL RTV
SELECT C 1 SOCIAL SCIENCE 3000/4000
- ANT CLP CPO DEP EAB ECO EXP INP INR PAD PCO POS POT PPE SOP SYA SYD SYG SYO SYP PSY PUP
SELECT D 1 NATURAL SCIENCE 3000/4000
- APB BCH BSC CHM CHS MCB OCB OCE PHY ZOO
Major Electives (40 credits)
SELECT 21 HRS TO SUPPORT MAJOR THEME
- Courses to be chosen in areas related to major theme. No more than 9 credit hours outside the College of Arts and Sciences.
RESEARCH METHODS REQUIREMENT
- Select 1 research methods appropriate to exposition topic.
- POS3713, SYA3300 and PSY3214/3213L all require elementary statistics.
- ANT 4192 Archaeological Research Strategy
- CCJ 3700 Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal Justice
- ENG 4013 Approaches to Literary Interpretation
- HIS 3051 Craft of the Historian
- POS 3713 Political Inquiry & Analysis
- PSY 3214 & PSY 3213L Research Methods in Psychology & Lab
- SYA 3300 Logic of Inquiry
SELECT 3 THEME COURSES 3000/4000
- (must be directly related to exposition topic)
IDS4910 Liberal Studies Expo (3-9 Credits)
A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)
Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures
All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.
TAKE 8 HRS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE
- Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
- Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
- Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
- Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
- This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be determined by the professor of the program.
FC Foreign Culture Option
- Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
- Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
- A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.