Interdisciplinary Studies, BA/BS

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 41 hours


(Total hours may be reduced. The requirements for some concentrations include courses that satisfy general education requirements. See adviser for details.)

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 one from Experiential Learning 3 hours

ENG 4873English Internship

3

HIS 4893Internship in History

3

IDS 4893Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

MCM 4323Public Relations Campaigns

3

MCM 4893Media Internship

3

MIN 3873Ministry Internship

3

NSC 4513Natural Science Internship

3

SWK 4893Social Work Field Practicum

3

THE 4893Theatre Internship

3

Choose one from Integrative Learning and Global Awareness 3 hours

COM 3533Intercultural Communication

3

GEO 3113World Regional Geography

3

HIS 3423Globalization in the Developing World

3

HON 3213Global Citizenship: Advanced Studies

3

INS 3113Studies in European Civilization

3

PHI 3043Diversity Seminar

3

POS 3013The U.S. in the Modern World

3

REL 3923World Religions

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) 8 hours


Choose two semesters of the same language from GER 1214, GER 1224, GRE 1214, GRE 1224, HEB 1214, HEB 1224,  or SPA 1214, SPA 1224.

Electives 17 hours

(9 hours if BA)

Total Credit Hours: 120