The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) is a unique degree for the Delta region. It provides a program of study targeted toward students who desire a non-traditional approach to learning within a broad range of disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to prepare for careers requiring functional knowledge of multiple disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program (BSIS) is a university-wide degree program that enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines. Students pursue two or three subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program.
A four-course core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between their concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving. The interdisciplinary core is issues-driven and provides pragmatic and thought-provoking approaches to thinking, research, problem-solving, and communication.
Students will choose either two or three areas of concentration. Areas of study may be selected from established minors offered at the University or other areas to be determined in consultation with the program director. If three areas of concentration are chosen, a minimum of 18 semester hours of study is required in each discipline. If only two areas of concentration are elected, the minimum requirement is 27 semester hours in each.
Requirements for Completion of the Program
In addition to the graduation requirements stated in the Undergraduate University Catalog, successful completion of the BSIS program requires satisfactory performance in all major courses. These courses are composed of Core courses and Areas of Concentration courses.
* Core Courses – Successful students must attain a 2.5 GPA in the four core courses. No grade below a C will be allowed. Any grade below C must be removed by repeating the course.
* Concentration Courses – Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in each of their declared major areas of concentration.
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