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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. (Offered Online and On-Campus)


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Goals:


  1. Students will be able to maximize credits accumulated in completing the Core Curriculum (Areas I-III), Interdisciplinary Studies Core classes (Area IV), Interdisciplinary Studies Areas of Study classes (Area V) in at least two separate academic disciplines, Interdisciplinary Studies Electives (Area VI), and Free Electives (Area VII).
  2. Students who have changed majors or who have varied interests will be able to combine two or more disciplines in a degree program.
  3. Students who desire a liberal education or need an undergraduate degree for professional advancement on the job or who are preparing for graduate studies will be equipped to achieve their goal.

Degree Requirements


To complete the Bachelor of Science with 185 quarter credit hours and a major in Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to take the following curriculum listed below for Area I-VII.

Core Curriculum Offerings


Area I: Humanities, Health and Wellness 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Social Sciences 15 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Science, Mathematics and Computers 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 60 Quarter Credit Hours


Bachelor of Science Offerings


Area IV: Interdisciplinary Studies Core 40 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V: Major Requirements 60 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI: Interdisciplinary Studies Electives 10 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VII: Free Electives 15 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 125 Quarter Credit Hours


Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 185 Quarter Credit Hours


Areas I, II, III


Core Curriculum Offerings   

Area IV: Interdisciplinary Studies Core


40 Quarter Credit Hours

Grade of “C” or better is required.

A. Humanities


(10 – 20 Quarter Hours Required)

(Courses drawn from Literature, Film, Foreign Language, Philosophy, writing courses, or any other Humanities course.)

B. Social Sciences


(10 – 20 Quarter Hours Required)

(Courses drawn from History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology courses, or any other Social Science course).

C. Science, Mathematics and Computers


(10 – 20 Quarter Hours Required)

(Courses drawn from Business, Exercise Science, Math, Natural Science, Nutrition, or any other academic discipline besides Humanities and Social Sciences).

Area V: Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study


60 Quarter Credit hours

(Must be 300 level or above with required prerequisites or equivalent completed; or, on COC transfer list.)  Grade of “C” or better is required.

 

Courses chosen from 2 separate academic disciplines.

 

Area VI: Interdisciplinary Studies Electives


10 Quarter Credit hours

(Must be 300 and above with required prerequisites or equivalent completed; or, on COC transfer list)  Grade of “C” or better is required.

Area VII: Free Electives


15 Quarter Credit Hours

(Any course offered not previously taken.)

Additional Completion Requirements


  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, with at least 25% of coursework being earned at Life University.
  2. All courses used in Areas IV – VI must be passed with a “C” or better.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. File a petition to graduate.
  5. Administrative and student reviews of records:
    1. Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
    2. Complete Exit Counseling, if applicable, online at www.StudentLoans.gov
    3. Student Accounting – rectify any account balance

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