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Degree Requirements

Each program is developed individually according to the student’s interests and background and must be intellectually defensible and clearly interdisciplinary in nature. In addition to requirements indicated in the table below, the following conditions apply:

  • Course work must be selected from a minimum of three (3) different academic areas
  • Completion of all Foundational Studies requirements
  • Completion of the requirements and the approved plan of study, plus electives, must total a minimum of 120 semester hours (including at least 40 hours of upper-division work)
  • All courses included in the major must have a minimum grade of “C-” with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF  100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF  200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW  ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW  ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC  Foundations of Oral Communication3
IDS 300 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies1
FF  IDS 491 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone 3
FM  Foundations of Mathematics course3-4
FN  Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN  Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3
FA  Foundations of Arts course3
FH  Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS  Foundations of Social Sciences course3
FS  Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3-4
Major—At least two (2) fields must be represented. No more than 30 credits from the College of Business and Economics, or from any one (1) department may be included.45
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-17
Credits from all 300– and 400–level courses, whether elective or required, are applicable. The number in the right-hand column is an estimated number of additional upper-division credits that may be needed to satisfy this requirement.
Electives to total 120 credits18-35
The number in the right-hand column is an estimated number of remaining elective credits that can be taken at either upper– or lower–division level.