Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS B.S.) degree program is designed for students who have an interest in meeting community needs through a unique interdisciplinary perspective. The IDS B.S. cultivates professional skills by preparing students to successfully apply writing, communication, research, and ethics across multiple disciplines toward the betterment of individuals and communities. This program allows students to maximize existing credits toward graduation and to integrate courses from a wide variety of academic areas that may not fit neatly in one specific major. To ensure students have the basic skills required in a professional world, five (5) core classes are required. Courses will include topics on research, program funding, communication and cultural sensitivity. Lastly, students will have an ethics and application course which is the capstone requirement; to include experiential learning drawing upon the skills obtained in previous classes. The IDS B.S. degree requires students to pick one area of concentration and take at least five (5) courses in that concentration. Students may have two (2) concentrations, but only one (1) is a requirement. This degree allows for flexibility in planning with the belief that many combinations of courses can meet students' educational needs and contribute to professional development and career preparation.