Apr 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, BA


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Students in the program of Interdisciplinary Studies must take three courses (9 credit hours) with the Interdisciplinary Studies faculty, ideally one course each academic year, beginning with the sophomore year: MDS 216, MDS 360, and MDS 418.

 Students must also take 24 credits from both of their chosen fields. With the help of academic advisement from departmental faculty, the students will choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from each of their two declared disciplines. The courses have to be a minimum of 200 level (12 credit hours in each discipline), OR students can choose 15 credits in one discipline (200 level courses) and 9 credits in the other (300 level courses). Instructors in these courses are all specialists in the respective disciplines. See departmental checklist for possible combinations of courses in the two chosen disciplines of concentration. Students also take 30-32 credit hours of free electives.

General Education Core Requirements


Plus twenty-four (24) required credit hours from two different degree programs:


  • Degree Program 1-9* or 12 or 15
  • Degree Program 2-15 or 12 or 9*

Elective Requirements:


(30-32) credit hours of free electives.

Note:


*All courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

*The Departmental Core consists of five (5) courses (15 credit hours) chosen by the faculty for their relevance to the department’s written goals and objectives. The Department also encourages the students to create and experience a personal set of core courses through choice of electives.

Four-Year Course Distribution Plan


Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Suggested Sequence of Courses


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


First Semester

Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Semester Hours 15

Senior Year


First Semester

  • INTRD Discipline Course (3)
  • INTRD Discipline Course (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Semester Hours 12

Total Credit Hours: 121


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