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Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

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About

Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly General Studies) is a program which allows you, the student, to be in control of designing your educational program. The degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, is comprised of two or three academic Areas of Emphasis (21 credit hours each or 15 credit hours each, respectively). You may choose from any discipline offered as a major or minor at VSU. Within each Area of Emphasis, you may use a maximum of one lower level course (1000-2000); the remaining courses must be upper level (3000-4000) and all must have a grade of "C" or better.

The VSYOU Difference

Students choose Interdisciplinary Studies for a variety of reasons, but chief among those are the opportunities for diversity this program provides, as well as the ability to choose your own courses. The Interdisciplinary Studies program affords students the opportunity to craft a degree that is not only academically rigorous, but that is unique to you, the student - one which highlights your strengths and interests. No two degrees are identical.

Course Sequence

There are two Tracks for Interdisciplinary Studies:

Students choose one of the following options:

Option A:

First Discipline............................................................................................21 hours

Second Discipline........................................................................................21 hours

Guided Electives.......................................................................................... 9 hours

Option B:

First Discipline........................................................................................... 15 hours

Second Discipline ..................................................................................... 15 hours

Third Discipline.......................................................................................... 15 hours

Guided Electives.......................................................................................... 6 hours

 Total hours required for the degree..................................................... 120 semester hours

A minimum of 39 upper division hours must be taken across the disciplines in the student's interdisciplinary major. All courses in Area F and the Senior College Curriculum must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

If the Honors option is chosen, then the student must take 6 hours of Foreign Language and Culture plus the requisite Honors classes and maintain the GPA specified by the Honors College

Career Outlook

The career field is wide open! Many times employers are not looking for a degree in a specific field; they are looking for certain skills that will be beneficial to them - skills such as professional communication, interpersonal skills, team work, leadership, time management, and professional reading and writing. You build and strengthen these skills during the pursuit of your degree.

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