Program Description for Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor: Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor: Interdisciplinary Studies (15 credits)
This program would enable a student, under the direction of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator and Advisor, to construct a set of courses that focus on a particular educational goal or competencies that complement either a traditional major or an interndisciplinary major, and that prepare the student for career opportunities "outside the boxes" of traditional academic disciplines. All 15 credits must be taken at the upper level. Students cannot transfer more than 6 credits into this minor. Students may elect either Track 1 or Track 2. Courses cannot count toward both the general education requirement and the requirement for the minor. A grade of "C" or better is required for all minor courses.
TRACK 1 Theme-Based Study (15 cr)
For this theme-based program of cross-disciplinary study, each student will choose 4-5 upper-division (3000-, 4000-level) courses (the number of courses chosen depends on how many are 3-credit hour courses and how many are 4-credit hour courses), including at least one (3000-, 4000-level) course from the College of Arts and Sciences.
TRACK 2 Competency-Based Study (15 cr)
For this program of cross-disciplinary study focusing on the development of key intellectual competencies, each student will choose 4-5 upper-division (3000-,4000-level) courses (the number of courses choosen depends on how many are 3-credit hour courses and how many are 4-credit hour courses), including:
(i) at least one of the below five (3000-,4000-level) courses must be from the College of Arts and Sciences
(ii) at least two advanced writing/communication (3000-, 4000-level) courses
(iii) at least three critical thinking (3000-,4000-level) courses or three quantitative reasoning and analysis (3000-,4000-level) courses.