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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences, BS


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Program Information
Interdisciplinary studies-social sciences major is for students whose primary interest in the social sciences requires interdisciplinary programs and course selections which are not possible within single academic programs or established curricula. Program offers students an opportunity to devise an approved, coherent program of study with an academic advisor fulfilling academic or career goals and includes prerequisites consistent with the 300- 400-level major coursework. Since the program is a student-designed, interdisciplinary major, course selections will vary. Students in the interdisciplinary studies major must take courses in at least three disciplines within the major.

Admission Requirement
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing for admission.

Additional Degree Requirements
Application to the program must be completed at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course in an approved interdisciplinary studies major plan and achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major. Courses in a student’s minor or second major may not be included in the interdisciplinary studies major plan without advisor’s consent. Students will enroll in IDS 489 no earlier than 2 quarters following successful completion of IDS 289.

Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences 62-Credit Major


Required Courses


  • 52-53 credits must be taken from the list of courses approved for the social science major. Students in the interdisciplinary studies-social sciences major must take courses in at least three disciplines within the major and no more that 10 credits of lower division coursework maybe included. No more than 15 credits may be numbered 490.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences (4-5) Credits


Choose one of the following approved courses:

Total Credits: 62


Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences 47-Credit Major


Required Courses


  • 37-38 credits must be taken from the list of courses approved for the social sciences major. Students in the interdisciplinary studies - social sciences major must take courses in at least three disciplines within the major and no more than 10 credits of lower division coursework maybe included. No more than 10 credits may be numbered 490.
  • In addition, a 47 credit major must complete either a traditional departmental minor or a second major.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences (4-5) Credits


Choose one of the following approved courses:

Total Credits: 47


Courses Approved for the Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences Major


American Indian Studies (all courses)
Anthropology (all courses)
Economics (all courses)
Environmental Studies (all courses)
Ethnic Studies (all courses)
Geography (all courses)
Health Education (approved courses)
     HED 210
     HED 387
History (all courses)
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences (all courses)
Law and Justice (all courses)
Library Science
     LIS 345 - Library Research Methods
Political Science (all courses)
Psychology (all courses)

Public Health (approved courses)

     PUBH 209

     PUBH 310

     PUBH 317

     PUBH 351

     PUBH 470

     PUBH 471

     PUBH 472
Sociology (all courses)
University 309
Women’s and Gender Studies (all courses)

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