Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Interdisciplinary Studies major exposes students to a number of disciplines and academic areas, and emphasizes critique, analysis, evaluation and the development and iterative application of skills in critical thinking, writing, public speaking, data gathering, evaluation and presentation. This type of academic foundation prepares students for virtually any academic path or career of their choosing.
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies/Concentration in Education Studies
Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies/Concentration in Education Studies must meet the following requirements for graduation:
|University Curriculum 1||46|
|College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum 2||21-24|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses|
|IDS 200||Rise of Disciplinarity||3|
|IDS 400||Transdisciplinary Project||3|
|ED 220||Introduction to Education Studies||3|
|ED 380||Research Methods in Education Studies||3|
|One course (3 cr.) each in English, history, math and science|
|One upper-level course (3 cr.) in each of the following disciplines: English, history, math and science 3|
All students must complete the 46 credits of the University Curriculum
Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major. See details below.
Course level 200 and above.
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum
The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students earning either degree must complete one foreign language through the 102-level, and all students are encouraged to pursue a balanced program of study.
In addition, students earning a bachelor of arts degree must fulfill separate requirements for breadth and depth of study.
For the breadth requirement, students must complete at least 3 credits in each of the four CAS disciplinary areas other than the area of the student’s major. These areas are fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. A course taken to fulfill the CAS breadth requirement may not also be used to fulfill a UC requirement.
For the depth requirement, students must complete at least 9 credits within a single subject area other than that of the major. (A “subject area” is identified with a catalog subject code, such as PL, CJ, WS, MA, etc.)
A student enrolled in the Accelerated Dual-Degree BA/JD or BS/JD (3+3) program is exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement. A student pursuing a double major is likewise exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, all Interdisciplinary Studies majors will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Core Competence: Understand the issues relevant to and methodologies appropriate for conducting research and engaging with core issues in their field of concentration.
- Critical Thinking: Critique and apply appropriate methodology or methodologies in research of a given topic.
- Evaluate Information: Identify, evaluate and interpret sources of information.
- Analysis: Analyze data.
- Cognitive Complexity: Construct an interpretive argument.
- Effective Oral/Written Presentation: Present facts, analysis and arguments effectively.