B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

University College
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
MAT 103 or higher
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Language/Culture requirement0-15
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation.
Capstone requirement
Required Courses
IDS 300Interdisciplinary Practice and Theory 13
STEM-H Course
Select a 3-credit course in BIO, BME, CHE, CSC, CSD, CST, CSW, ENV, ESS, EXS, HEA, MAT, NSG, NTD, PHY, PPD, SCB, SCI, SMD, STA3
Behavioral and Social Science Course
Select a 3-credit course in ANT, CPL, CRJ, ECO, EDA, EDP, GEO, GST, PLN, PMG, PSC, PSY, RUX, SOC, SWO, PAX, WOS, or YES.3
Humanities Course
Select a 3-credit course in AMS, CLS, COM, CRW, ENG, DHM, HIS, JRN, LAN, LIN, LIT, LNC, MDC, PHI, WRT, WRH, or a second language.3
Arts Course
Select a 3-credit course in AMA, ARH, ART, DAN, MHL, MTC, MUS, THA, or FLM (including second language courses on foreign film).3
Minor/Self-Designed Concentration
Students must select at least one minor and consult with an advisor to design a concentration focused on areas of interest or future goals.15
Electives selected to reach 120 total credits. May include BA language requirement and courses used to satisfy the minor. All students need a minimum of 42 credits of Advanced Standing coursework across the entire degree.
Capstone Requirement
IDS 490Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone 23
Total Minimum Credits Required120

This requirement is waived for students transferring into the major with more than 90 credits.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement. Capstone courses from other departments may be considered under advisement, especially for dual/double majors and Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s collaborations.