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2012-2013 General Catalog 
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

To obtain a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, a student must satisfy the following requirements.

Areas of Concentration

Health Sciences

Undergraduate minors in biological sciences, psychology, and sports studies.

This concentration provides useful background for students interested in physical and mental health care careers.

Studies in Organizations

Undergraduate minors in business administration, communication studies, and sociology.

This concentration is relevant for students interested in careers in government and industry where strong communication and organizational skills are valued.

Leadership and Society

Undergraduate minors in history, leadership development, and political science.

This concentration provides background relevant for careers in governmental, legal, and social organizations.

Writing and Performing Arts

Undergraduate minors in English, film and media arts, and theatre.

This concentration is useful for students who are planning careers in the arts and entertainment industry, including screenwriting and performance.

Interdisciplinary Studies

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.

Specific Requirements

  • Complete all requirements for one of the areas of concentration: health sciences, studies in organizations, leadership and society, writing and performing arts, or interdisciplinary studies.
  • 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.

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 distance program 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 course work from at least three different departments in both the humanities and social sciences areas.

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