Curriculum

Specific requirements for the degree are:
    1. General Education Requirements:
      1. English Composition - 6 hours. English 1157 and 1158/1159 or their equivalent. Completion of 1158 or 1159 with a grade of C or better.


      2. Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning - 6 hours. 


      3. Natural/Life/Physical Sciences - 9 hours, including a six hour sequence in one science and an additional three hour course in another. One of the sciences must be Biological Sciences and the other one must be Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or Physics.


      4. Humanities - 9 hours to include:


        • 3 hours in Literature.

        • 6 additional hours to be taken from the Departments of Film and Theater; English; Foreign Languages; History; Philosophy; Women’s and Gender Studies.

      5. Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 hours from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Urban Studies. 

      6. Fine Arts - 3 hours to be taken from the Fine Arts, Music, or theatre/dance/film-related courses in Film and Theater.
    2. IDS 1001 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies.
    3. Integrative Learning Plan: Completion of an interdisciplinary component, representing a clearly defined focus of studies, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. The component will consist of at least two disciplines for a combined total of 36 hours. A minimum of 21 of the 36 hours must be completed with course work at the 3000-4999 level. At least half of the ILP (18-credit hours) to be com­pleted after enrolling in the IDS program.
    4. IDS 4091 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Seminar.
    5. Single-Subject Limitation: A maximum of 30 hours of course work in any one subject can be counted toward credit for the degree. For this purpose, all course work offered in the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering will be regarded as a single subject.
    6. Completion of a minimum of 45 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above, with a minimum of 21 hours applied to the ILP, with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
    7. Completion of a minimum of 120 hours of course work in courses numbered 1000 and above, with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
    8. No more than one-half the semester hours required for the completion of the IDS degree may be transferred from a community college.
    9.  The last 30 hours of coursework must be completed in degree residency while enrolled with Interdisciplinary Studies. All hours must apply toward the major.

Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Studies
General Education Course Requirements

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or Physical Science3  6
ENGL 1157 3 Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  ENGL Literature  3
Mathematics    Humanities Elective  6
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences elective2  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  Arts elective4  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Electives at 3000-4999 level  6  ILP requisites or electives5  35
    Total 41
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
IDS 4091  3  Integrative Learning Plan (ILP)6  36
IDS 1001 1    
    Total 40
Total Credit Hours Required  Credit Hours
   120
      1. English Composition - 6 hours. English 1157 and 1158/1159 or their equivalent. Completion of 1158 or 1159 with a grade of C or better.
      2. Select from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Urban Studies. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
      3. Natural/Life/Physical Sciences - 9 hours, including a six hour sequence in one science and an additional three hour course in another. One of the sciences must be Biological Sciences and the other one must be Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or Physics. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
      4. Fine Arts - 3 hours to be taken from the Fine Arts, Music, or theatre/dance/film-related courses in Film and Theater. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
      5. ILP is unique integrated learning plan of personal and professional interest to student. ILP developed with advising and choice of electives and requisites.
      6. Unique 36 hour ILP of personal and professional interest to student containing a minimum of two disciplines with minimum of 21 hours in coursework numbered 3000 or above within the ILP.