B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Professional Concentration

University College
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
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
Capstone requirement1-15
Required Courses
IDS 300Interdisciplinary Practice and Theory 13
STEM-H Course
Select a 3-credit course in BIO, BME, CHE, CSC, CSD, CST, CSW, ESS, ENV, EXS, HEA, MAT, NSG, NTD, PHY, PPD, SCB, SCI, SMD, or STA.3
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, MUS, MHL, MTC, THA, or FLM (including second language courses on foreign film).3
Major Requirements
Professional Concentration students must choose at least one minor from the Professional Colleges or from the College of the Sciences and Mathematics. Students work with advisors to integrate minors into Interdisciplinary concentrations, which may include additional minors.
Minor Courses/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
Minor Courses/Upper-Level Electives
Select at least 30 credits of 300/400-level elective courses. These may include courses that satisfy minor requirements.30
Select electives to total 120 semester hours (includes credits taken to fulfill minor requirements).
Capstone Requirement
IDS 490Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone 23
Total Minimum Credits Required120

This requirement is waived for students transferring into the major with more than 75 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.