2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.

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Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38-40 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Other Major Requirements: 1.) At least 24 credits in the program must be earned at the 300- or 400- level. 2.) Students must earn a C or better in all classes that serve major requirements, to include electives. 3.) Students will receive transfer credits only for courses in which they earned a final grade of C or better; transfer credit will not be awarded for developmental/ remedial courses. 4.) For students who have earned an associate’s degree, a maximum of 60 credits will be applied to the program. These credits will be applied to the core curriculum and the concentration. Additional transfer credits may be awarded with approval from the BSIS Advisory Committee. 5.) Students will develop a concentration in consultation with the Program Coordinator to meet the student’s prior experience and professional goals and interests. A concentration will usually fit one of the designs found below. All proposed concentrations must be approved by the BSIS Advisory Committee. 6.) Classes that are used to satisfy a University College core requirement cannot be used/ counted twice in order to satisfy a BSIS program requirement.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 38 Credits

Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits

UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits

Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits

MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 7 Credits

At least one natural science class must include its associated lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Select from the following:

Program Requirements: 82 Credits

Core Requirements: 21 Credits

Concentration: 42 Credits

(specific courses chosen by student and faculty advisor to meet personal or professional interest)


A combination of existing majors, majors and minors, or minors.


A set of thematically related courses taken from multiple disciplines.

Applied/ Technical:

A set of courses chosen to obtain proficiency in applied/ technical skills; restricted electives can also be used to develop this concentration.

Restricted Electives: 15 Credits

100 – 400 level courses, ideally related to the concentration.

Electives: 4 Credits

100 – 400 level courses, may be from any discipline.

Total Credit Hours: 120

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