2017-2018 Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies (Discover Degree), BA

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Entrance requirements for the Discover Degree

Students who are interested in declaring a Discover Degree major must meet one of the following requirements:


Hours Completed

Required Overall GPA

0-75 hours completed

2.0 (good standing)

76-90 hours completed (90 hr maximum)







In addition to the program requirements listed below, there are additional college-wide graduation requirements for all students. Click here to view First Year Foundations, Cultural Exploration, and Rhetorica requirements.  

The Interdisciplinary Studies (Discover Degree) offers students the opportunity to pursue their academic and professional interests by combining three areas of concentration from the liberal arts and/or professional disciplines.  Discover Degree templates provide possible combinations of courses for degree programs that can apply to unique career goals.  This multifaceted approach, which embraces the spirit of a Liberal Arts education, allows students to choose the best combination in order to meet the demands of a changing, contemporary job market.  Built on a progressive core curriculum, the Discover Degree also allows students to propose their own program of study.  Through interrelated coursework, undergraduate research, and other curricular opportunities, students develop critical thinking, investigative, communicative, and analytical skills that will benefit them in life and in their future careers.

General Education Curriculum (43 hours)

see requirements  

Courses Related to Program of Study (51-57 hours)

At least 21 hours must be from uppper division courses.

Introductory Course (3 hours)

Area of Study #1 (15-17 hours)

Area of Study #2 (15-17 hours)

Area of Study #3 (15-17 hours)

Capstone (3 hours)

Interdisciplinary Exploration (I) Courses

Prior to graduation, students complete at least one course that explores specific topics, ideas, or problems by integrating two or more distinct disciplinary perspectives. These courses have an I designation following the course title. Interdisicplinary exploration courses may include those used to fulfill other core or degree requirements. 

General Electives (20-26 hours)

A maximum of two PALS (Physically Active Life Skills) courses may be used as general electives.

Total Hours for Graduation: 120

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