Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program allows students to create an interdisciplinary course of study across academic disciplines and professional fields with the following requirements:

  • A formalized plan of study approved by a departmental advisor.
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours in HPED activity courses. No more than 6 hours of performance music courses may be applied toward the BIS degree (except for those students completing an approved music minor).
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit toward the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree taken within the College of Business Administration (excluding 3 hours of economics which may be counted as General Education).
  • At least 45 hours of courses numbered 300 or above, 9 of which must be at the 400-level.
  • Demonstration of educational depth in an academic area with at least an overall C average. This depth is most easily demonstrated by way of an academic minor of at least 18 hours, 9 hours of which are at the 300-level or above. For graduation purposes, this academic depth must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies department head.
  • Completion of IDST 410 with a grade of C or better.

Students must complete the last fifteen hours of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree while registered in the Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
1 HIST Elective GER 3
1 Humanities Elective GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
2 Literature Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective 3
2 Humanities Elective 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Oral Communication Course OCR 3
2 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Elective 3
2 Elective 3
2 Elective 3
3 Writing Intensive Course GER 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 Intercultural Studies Elective ** 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
4 Humanities Elective 3
4 IDST  410 3
TOTAL HOURS 120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

*To be chosen from the following: ART 280, 281, 282, 383, 384, 392, 480; CULA 401, 492; ENGL 326, 332,  424, 426, 427, 467, 468, 475,  490, 493; FNAR 301, 302; GEOG 375, 376, 401, 403; GOVT 250, 331, 355, 391, 412, 416, 421; HIST 201, 307, 309, 311, 333, 350, 368,  382, 393, 400, 416, 425, 490; HUMA 350, 351,  405, 426, 450,  451; IDST 420;  MACO 355, 370, 452; MUS 407; PHIL 400; PSYC 303; SOCI 204, 324, 360, 372, 380, 390, 395, 400, 404, 405; SPCH 300, 302, 330, 363,   or any foreign language elective.