Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)

The Interdisciplinary Studies program emphasizes knowledge in the core content areas of mathematics, natural science, English, and history and social sciences. A total of 121 credit hours is required to complete the program. These hours may include general education requirements, interdisciplinary major requirements, professional education requirements, electives or student teaching. The School of Liberal Arts and Education Interdisciplinary Studies Program has two options: 1) Leading to an endorsement in Elementary Education and 2) Not leading to an Endorsement in Elementary Education. The option not leading to endorsement provides students with a multidisciplinary curriculum reflecting content areas and professional education coursework. Students choosing not to pursue the endorsement leading to certification in elementary education take all courses in the IDS program leading to endorsement but are prohibited from taking EDU 441/Student Teaching. Students must substitute coursework for the remaining 12 hours. Please be advised that choosing this concentration will NOT lead to an endorsement in elementary education. In addition, students will NOT GRADUATE from an approved teacher education program. Students will not be able to teach at the conclusion of this undergraduate option since it does not include student teaching and required assessments for licensure.

The following are the course requirements for students choosing a major in interdisciplinary studies with option leading to an endorsement in Elementary Education:

Course Requirements - Interdisciplinary Studies-B.A.
(Option leading to endorsement in Elementary Education)

Professional Education Requirements — 38 hrs.
Education 200, 301, 302, 315, 438, 441, 402, 406, 417, 450
Interdisciplinary Major Requirements — 50 hrs
Economics 200 3
English 209, 303, 320 9
Marine and Environmental Science 203 4
History 314, 315 6
Beginning Foreign Language 3
Mathematics 120, 420, 421, 422 13
Political Science 316 3
Science 102, 306 6
Sociology 310 3
General Education Requirements — 33 hrs.
Biology 101 3
Communication 103 3
English 101-102 6
Geography 201 3
Health 200 2
History 106 3
Humanities 201-Elective 6
Mathematics 110 3
Political Science 203 3
University 101 1
TOTAL CREDITS FOR GRADUATION — 121

Curriculum Outline - Interdisciplinary Studies - B.A.
(Option leading to endorsement in Elementary Education)

Freshman Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Biology 101 3 -
Communications 103 - 3
English 101-102 3 3
Geography 201 3 -
Health Education 200 2 -
History 106 - 3
Humanities 201 - Elective 3 3
Mathematics 110 3 -
Political Science 203 - 3
University 101 1 -
Total 16 17
 
Sophomore Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Economics 200 - 3
Education 200 - 3
English 209, 303 3 3
Beginning Foreign Language 3 -
Marine and Environmental Science 203 - 4
Math 120 4 -
History 314 3 -
Science 102, 306 3 3
Total 16 16
 
Junior Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Education 301*, 315 3 3
Education 302, 450 3 3
English 320 3 -
History 315 - 3
Math 420, 421 3 3
Political Science 316 - 3
Sociology 310 3 -
Total 15 15
 
Senior Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Education 438 2 -
Education 402*. 441 ** 3 12
Education 417 3 -
Education 406 3 -
Mathematics 422 3 -
Total 14 12
TOTAL CREDITS FOR GRADUATION — 121

* Denotes that a Key Assessment is administered in this course.
** Denotes that more than one Key Assessment will be administered in this course.