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2017-2018 General Catalog
Louisiana State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.


 

Interdisciplinary Studies


General Requirements


  • No more than 24 hours in any one subject may be used toward this degree, unless minor area requirements dictate otherwise.
  • No more than 30 hours of Independent and Distance Learning credit may be used toward this degree.
  • No more than eight hours of kinesiology activity courses may be used toward this degree.
  • No more than 12 hours of ROTC credit may be used toward this degree.
  • At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000 level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000 level.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken in the LSU System.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA in all minors.
  • Enrollment in internships, independent study, and research courses must have prior dean’s approval.
  • Students are required to complete coursework from at least three different departments in both the humanities and social sciences areas.

Specific Requirements


  • Complete all requirements for the area of concentration.
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Complete elective courses to reach 120 hours.
  • A student must earn three hours in one of the following: computer science, EXST 2000 , ISDS 1100 , LIS 2001 , or a foreign language.
  • Complete UNST 3900 , a capstone course for seniors majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies currently enrolled in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Area of Concentration


Individualized Studies


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).
SEMESTER 3: Gen. Ed. Social Sciences; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: Gen. Ed. Humanities.
SEMESTER 5: ENGL 2000 .

Three undergraduate minors, as approved by the Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This concentration allows students to craft a cohesive set of three minors aimed at preparing them for their individual career goals.

Semester 1

  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

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  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Approved Elective (3)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

 CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Social Sciences; Admission to the College.

  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

  • CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Humanities.

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  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

 CRITICAL: ENGL 2000 .

  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3000-level or above (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • UNST 3900 Interdisciplinarity (3)
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
  • Approved Electives (9)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

3 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover at least three different departments from list.

4 - General Education Humanities must cover at least one non-ENGL, non-General Education Arts department from list.