Interdisciplinary Studies, BA/BS

The Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to pair two disciplines in creative ways to meet 21st century market demands. Students choose 2 from among several concentrations including specifically designed pre-professional programs in pre-med, pre-physician assistant, or pre-law, or from disciplines among the arts, sciences, and business. All Interdisciplinary Studies majors take a common interdisciplinary core designed to forge interconnections between the chosen disciplines. This unique degree plan allows students to combine their vocational interests and abilities, preparing them to solve real-world problems and providing the reasoning, speaking, and writing skills sought by many employers and graduate schools.

 

Program Learning Goals: After completing this program,

  1. Students will critically evaluate and synthesize knowledge across the arts and sciences.
  2. Students will effectively communicate ideas and collaborate with others in multidisciplinary settings.
  3. Students will demonstrate contextual thinking, drawing from multiple perspectives within the fabric of time, culture, and personal experience.
  4. Students will discover creative insights to real world problems by applying theory to practice in various settings.
  5. Students will articulate their personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and abilities through a unique integration of disciplines in relation to the Christian story and service in God’s world.

Requirements for the BA/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

General Education Core 40 hours

Interdisciplinary Studies Core 14 hours

IDS 2103Introduction to the Arts & Sciences

3

IDS 3001Interdisciplinary Studies and Vocation

1

IDS 4601Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

1

IDS 4813Senior Project in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

Choose two (6 hours)

BUS 3003Business Communication

3

COM 3533Intercultural Communication

3

ENG 4873English Internship

3

HIS 3423Globalization in the Developing World

3

HON 3113The American Experience: Advanced Studies

3

HON 3213Global Citizenship: Advanced Studies

3

IDS 4893Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

INS 3113Studies in European Civilization

3

INS 4413Aesthetics

3

LDR 3653Strategic Leadership Theory and Practice

3

MED 3003Media and Society

3

MED 4893Media Internship

3

MIN 3623The Church and Society

3

MIN 3873Ministry Internship

3

PHI 4413Aesthetics

3

POS 3013The U.S. in the Modern World

3

REL 3923World Religions

3

PSY 3093History and Systems of Psychology

3

THE 4893Theatre Internship

3

THL 3793History and Theology of the Christian Tradition I

3

THL 4003History and Theology of the Christian Tradition II

3

Interdisciplinary studies major concentrations: 48 hours

Two areas of concentration are to be selected from the following options:

  • Art
  • Bible
  • Business (BS only)
  • English
  • General Science
  • History
  • Honors Leadership (Honors Students Only)
  • International Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics (BS only)
  • Ministry
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-Law
  • Professional Writing (BS only)
  • Psychology (BS only)
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Theatre

Foreign Language (BA only) 6-8 hours

Electives 18 hours

(10 hours if BA)

Total Credit Hours: 120