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    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Studies, BS

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 University Core Curriculum  in the Academics section of this catalog.

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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
  2. If more than one field is chosen from outside the College of Liberal Arts and Social 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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
  4. A minimum grade of C is required in each course counting toward the major.

Other course requirements

In addition to 36 hours in the major, students must 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.

Courses must be chosen from a predetermined list, in consultation with an academic counselor (GAB 220) for inclusion in the students’ degree audit.  Note: With counselor approval, foreign language (2040 and 2050) may be substituted for this requirement.


None required.


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.

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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, GAB, Room 220.