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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.

Organizational Dynamics


The Organizational Dynamics concentration follows the general recommended path for Individualized Studies. Students will fulfill the three minor requirement by completing the following minors:

Public Policy Advocacy


The Public Policy Advocacy concentration follows the general recommended path for Individualized Studies. Students will fulfill the three minor requirement by completing the following minors:

Urban and Regional Planning


The Urban and Regional Planning concentration follows the general recommended path for Individualized Studies. Students will fulfill the three minor requirement by completing the following minors: