Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Shorter University’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program gives students the opportunity to pursue a personalized plan of study, developing knowledge and skills that align with their interests. This program is ideal for students seeking to maximize their transfer credits and study a variety of fields while earning a respected bachelor’s degree. It combines courses across different disciplines to create an individualized education. Program Benefits

  • Career Opportunities: The interdisciplinary studies degree allows students to choose three areas of study and create a degree that fits their unique career goals.
  • Online Format: The online format of this degree will allow student flexibility in course scheduling and provide skills in time management, organization and prioritizing.
  • Outstanding Professors: Approximately two-thirds of Shorter University’s faculty members have earned the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

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Admissions

Students must meet the following criteria to be admitted:

  • Students with less than 24 college transferable hours need a high school transcript, ACT score of 19 or better, SAT score of 450 on each section or better, and a high school GPA of 2.25 or better. If the student has been out of high school for over five years, a high school transcript is required but no ACT or SAT score.
  • Students with 24 or more transferable credit hours need a college GPA, based on grades from transferable courses, of not less than 2.0 on a 4.0-point scale from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, the student must have:

  • At least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Two of the three concentration areas within the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies must fall under the BS degree.
  • ENG 1010/1020 (or ENG 1030/1040) must be passed with a “C” or better.
  • All 3000+ level courses used in the major must be passed with a “C” or better.
  • At least 42 semester hours in 3000+ level courses, with 24 in the major sequence.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

This degree is offered 100 percent online.

Common Core
Introduction to Online Learning
Freshman English I
Freshman English II
Oral Communications
Introduction to Literature
Survey of the Old Testament
Survey of the New Testament

Choose one of the following:
Modern Civilization Since 1648
American History II

Choose one of the following:
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
American Government

Choose one of the following not taken above:
Modern Civilizations Since 1648
American History II
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
American Government

Choose one of the following:
Art, Culture and Values
Theatre Appreciation
Health and Wellness

Choose one of the following:
Survey of Natural Sciences I*
*4 credit hour science course may be considered for this requirement

Choose one of the following:
Liberal Arts Math
College Algebra

Total Common Core: 42 hours

Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Choose from the following (must take one science, one math and one previously not taken math or science):
Survey of Natural Sciences I
Introduction to Geology
Liberal Arts Math
College Algebra
Statistics for Business/Economics
Statistics for Social Sciences

First Area: 18 hrs
Second Area: 12 hrs
Third Area: 12 hrs

Capstone: 1 hr
Additional Electives: 26 hrs

Minimum Semester Hours in Degree: 120 hrs

Click here to view a PDF of this program’s degree completion plan.

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