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Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

 

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

OR

ENGL 1002HHonors English Composition II

3 credits

 

MATH 1111College Algebra

3 credits

OR

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

OR

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

OR

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Lab Science

4 credits

Lab Science

4 credits

Area D Elective

4 credits

Note: Must choose Option II Area D Electives for Science Majors

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

AND

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Approved Interdisciplinary Electives*

Area C-F Course may be applied with approval of advisor in order to meet prerequisite requirements for upper level coursework.

No courses already applied in Areas A-E may be applied in Area F.

Upper-level courses (Credit: 60 hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies Core (Credit: 15 hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies Required
IDS 3800Methods in Interdisciplinary Research

3 credits

Communication Elective: Choose One
COMM 3015Intercultural Communication in a Global Society

3 credits

ENGL 3106Professional Writing and Communication

3 credits

ENGL 4106Technical Writing in the Digital Age

3 credits

NMAC 3108Writing for Digital Media

3 credits

Ethics Elective: Choose One
BUSA 3101Business Ethics

3 credits

HLSA 3390Bioethics

3 credits

HUMN 4340Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

ITEC 4205Legal and Ethical Issues

3 credits

POLS 3065Ethics in Public Service Management

3 credits

Interdisciplinary Studies Praxis Course: Choose Two
IDS 4010Gender, Media, and Culture

3 credits

IDS 4020Science, Politics, and Culture

3 credits

IDS 4070Organizations, Technology, and Culture

3 credits

Interdisciplinary Concentration: Choose One or Two (Credit: 15-30 hours)

Selected Discipline Concentration (Credit: 15 hours)

All fifteen hours of credit must have a common designation (BIOL, PSYC, POLS, NMAC, etc), must be taken at the 3000/4000 level, and be selected with the guidance of an advisor.

IT in Business Concentration
ITEC 3310Information Technology and Organizational Integration

3 credits

ITEC 3351Analytics and Organizational Intelligence

3 credits

ITEC 4254Business Driven Technology

3 credits

ITEC 4288Electronic Commerce Systems

3 credits

ITEC 4710Globalization and Technology

3 credits

Cybersecurity
ITEC 4341Network Forensics and Incident Response Planning

3 credits

ITEC 4344Ethical Hacking

3 credits

ITEC 4345Cyber Systems Security

3 credits

ITEC 4361Software Security

3 credits

ITEC 4421Network Security

3 credits

Understanding the Healthcare Systems
HLSA 3000Research Methods for Health Sciences

3 credits

HLSA 3310American Health Care System

3 credits

HLSA 3350Public Health & Epidemiology

3 credits

HLSA 4470Design & Management

3 credits

ITEC 4345Cyber Systems Security

3 credits

Application of IT to Healthcare
HIMT 2330Coding I

3 credits

HLSA 3360Quality Management and Improvement

3 credits

HLSA 4200Independent Study

3 credits

HLSA 4430Health Care Economics

3 credits

HLSA 4490Integrative Issues in Health Care Admnistration

3 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Electives* (Credit: 0-15 hours)

Students who do not choose a second concentration from the list above many choose approved interdisciplinary electives in consultation with an advisor.

Note: The BS in Interdisciplinary Studies program of study requires 39 hours of upper division (3000/4000 level) IDS course work. Students can receive no more than twenty-one (21) units of lower division (1000/2000) credit above and beyond the lower-division credit earned in Areas A-F.

* Approved Interdisciplinary Electives are those deemed by any advisor to be necessary as prerequisites and/or appropriate to the special academic and career goals of the student; these electives are not course substitutions; therefore, no paperwork needs to be filed.

Total Hour: 120