Division of Communications, Humanities and Human Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mission:
The Interdisciplinary Studies program guides students to succeed by providing opportunities for intellectual inquiry into a personalized plan of study designed to meet the student's individual post-graduate plans.

Shouldn't your education be as unique as you are? Interdisciplinary Studies is a degree program built around you and your life plan. You may find that a single traditional major doesn't quite fit the prerequisite coursework for graduate study or for your career plans, but you don't want to take the extra hours required for a double major or a minor, either. The Interdisciplinary Studies major offers you the flexibility to prepare you for life beyond the undergraduate classroom.

Instead of following a predetermined curriculum, Interdisciplinary Studies is made up of 13 Component Areas and allows you the freedom of choosing the courses that will benefit you the most within those component areas. With two degree options (the two capstone courses--IS300 and IS400--are required for both), you can completely customize your curriculum to fit your needs.

Option A: Three Component Areas
Student must earn 15 credit hours in three component areas for a total of 45 credit hours.

  1. 9 credit hours must be upper-division courses (per component area).
  2. No more than 6 credit hours may be earned through readings, applied skills, methods, technique, or problem courses.
  3. Special Topics and Experimental courses cannot be used to meet a major requirement.

Option B: Two Component Areas
Student must earn 21 credit hours in one component area and 24 hours in a second component area for a total of 45 credit hours.

  1. 12 credit hours of the 21 hours in the first area must be upper-division courses; 15 credit hours of the 24 credit hours in the second area must be upper-division hours.
  2. No more than 6 credit hours may be earned through readings, applied skills, methods, technique, or problem courses.
  3. Special Topics and Experimental courses cannot be used to meet a major requirement.

Component Areas:

  1. Arts (AR,DN,MU,TH)
  2. Humanities (EN,F,SN HU, PL, RE)
  3. Education (ED)
  4. Physical Education (EX, PE)
  5. Social Sciences (AY, CJ, GE, HS, PS, PY, SC)
  6. Business (AG, AC, BA, EC)
  7. Human Services (NP)
  8. Math (MA)
  9. Computer Information Systems (CS)
  10. Science (BI, CH, PH)
  11. Military Science (MS)
  12. Nursing/Allied Health (HL, NU)
  13. Communications (SP, MC, PR)

4-Year Plans

For more information about Interdisciplinary Studies, contact Kelley K. McKay Fuemmeler (mckayk@moval.edu).