Interdisciplinary Studies B.I.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree provides opportunities for non-traditional college students who are interested in combining a liberal arts background with some degree of specialization. It offers a solid core curriculum program along with the freedom to choose from a wide range of concentrations.

While the Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows for study in several areas, it is organized to provide an academically sound program with carefully planned concentrations. The student who earns this degree will have achieved a broad-based education in a fully accredited program.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Select 18 credit hours of courses appropriate to Concentration and Minor programs of study, as approved by advisor18
Major Requirements
For the major, students may choose one of the following two options: 151-54
Three (3) concentrations of 18 credit hours each from the list of approved concentrations below.
Two (2) concentrations of 18 credit hours each from the list of approved concentrations below and one (1) 15-credit hour minor (refer to minors and interdisciplinary minors in Catalog).
Approved Concentrations: 2
Africana Studies, American Studies, Business, Communication Arts, Criminal Justice, Culture and Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Individual Emphasis, International Studies, Irish Studies, Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Latin, Spanish), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Southern Studies, Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Writing
Required Capstone Course
IDS   4111Capstone in Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Elective
Select 5-8 credit hours of Electives5-8
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must have a 2.0 total institutional GPA overall and a total GPA of 2.0 in each concentration (or minor).
  • Students must choose concentrations and minors from different disciplines.

Other Program Information

  • Foreign Language - Although foreign language is optional in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree, students who wish may include Foreign Language in Area F, as well as choose a minor or concentration in Foreign Language.

Advisement

The program is administered by the College of Arts and Humanities.