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    Jul 15, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Studies, BS


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A Bachelor of Science with a major in integrative studies provides the flexibility to enroll in classes that align with your individual interests and enhance your career objectives. It gives you the opportunity to create a tailored major including communication and global perspectives necessary to be competitive in the workforce.


Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in integrative studies.

Hours required and general/college requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the General university requirements  and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements .

Major requirements


The 36-hour integrative studies major is comprised of 12 hours in each of three fields chosen by the student and approved by his or her academic counselor. A minimum of 9 advanced hours is required in each field.

  1. At least one field must be chosen from among those offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. If more than one field is chosen from outside the College of Arts and Sciences, both may not be selected from the same school or college.
  3. No more than one field may be selected from a single department within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  4. A minimum grade of C is required in each course counting toward the major.

Foreign language requirement options


Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement.

Option 1

Must attain intermediate II level (2050) in a foreign language or pass appropriate proficiency exam(s) as specified by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Option 2

Must first obtain written approval from advisor for inclusion in the student’s degree audit. Courses must be chosen in consultation with an academic counselor (GAB 220). Note: Courses used to satisfy Option 2 cannot also be used in the three fields for the integrative studies major.

Complete two courses (6 hours) from:

  • Group 1, Technical, professional and scientific communication. An advanced level course that will significantly enhance the student’s ability to communicate effectively in his or her field, with emphasis on practical written and verbal skills.
  • Group 2, Global leadership and intercultural perspectives. An advanced level course that will emphasize large-scale connectivity by broadening the student’s cultural and global leadership experience and understanding of global challenges and issues.

Minor


None required.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements . Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic counselor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional information


For more information concerning this major, including how previously earned college credit will apply toward the degree, contact an academic counselor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising, College of Arts and Sciences, GAB, Room 220.

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