The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers you a chance to focus on two or more disciplines while helping build communication and critical thinking skills. Academic discipline choices are focused on employment trends for students with an interdisciplinary background: business and management; natural and social sciences, communication and media; and social services. This degree allows you to build and focus upon unique areas of study with fewer constraints than a traditional major. Graduates of this program apply their skills and abilities in communication, business and management, and social service.  The interdisciplinary foundation of the program prepares you for diverse employment choices as well as for discipline focused graduate studies. 

Note: This program does not qualify for Federal Student Aid

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for diverse, global cultures and societies
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in personal and professional contexts
  • Apply an interdisciplinary perspective to solving problems
  • Explain how interdisciplinary knowledge supports success in diverse careers in service and leadership

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required39
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements48
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Arabic I
Arabic II
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Literature of American Encounters, Revolution, and Rebellion
From Abolition to #MeToo: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement
Pivotal Figures in Early British Literature
British Literature from Wordsworth through the Wasteland
Leadership in World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Literature of the Newly Globalized World: The Individual’s Struggle to Adapt
Music Appreciation
World Music and Cultures
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Thinking and Acting Ethically
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Forgotten America--Under Represented Cultures in American Literature
Four Points of the Compass: Culture and Society Around the World
Introduction to Political Science
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Proficiency in Writing
Argumentation and Rhetoric
Introduction to Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Effective Business Communication
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
The History and Context of STEM
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Accounting for Non Accounting Majors
Fundamentals of Programming
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Statistics
Math for Liberal Arts Majors
Calculus
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to STEM Disciplines
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (39 semester hours)

COLL310Applied Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
Business/Management
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting III
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing
Cost Accounting
Managerial/Cost Accounting
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Law for Accountants
Individual Federal Taxes
Applied Analytics I
Applied Analytics II
Applied Analytics III
Residential Real Estate Portfolio Development
Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Development
Real Estate Communication and Negotiation
The Legal Environment of Business
Real Estate Marketing
Legal Research and Writing for Business
Business Theory
Law and Ethics in the Business Environment
Operations Research
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Small Business Management
Principles of E Business
Fundamentals of Business Analysis I
Fundamentals of Business Analysis II
Project Management for Business Analysts
Strategic Alignment in Business Analysis
Strategic Policy Decision-Making
Operational Crisis Management
Operational Business Continuity
Operational Sustainability and Crisis Management
Operational Emergency Preparedness
Analytics II
Special Topics in Business Administration
Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Decisions
Quality Management Systems
Small Business Growth and Development
International Business Management
Real Estate Management
Advanced Analytics
Introduction to Business Project Management
Project Schedule and Scope Management
Project Integration, Quality, Resource, and Stakeholder Management
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
The Family Owned Business
Business Plan Foundations
Social Entrepreneurship
Non-Profit Entrepreneurship
Financing a New Venture
Practical Law for the Entrepreneur
Small Business Customer Service
Money Management for Entrepreneurs
Marketing the Successful Small Business
Innovative Marketing
Social Media to Grow Small Business
The Value of Networking
Operating a Small Business
Strategic Growth
Technological Innovation
Virtual Small Business
Foundations of Financial Management
Principles of Financial Management
Budget Development and Execution
Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality Law
Nutrition in the Food Service Industry
Meeting and Convention Planning
Convention Sales and Services
Management of Lodging Operations
History and Culture of Wine
Business and Conference Hospitality Mgmt
Marketing and the Hospitality Industry
Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry
Leadership and Management in Hospitality
Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry
Quality Service Management
Advanced Tourism and Hospitality Management
Meeting and Event Risk Management
Destinations and Cultures
Negotiation I
Negotiation II
Human Resource Management
Dispute Resolution
Compensation and Benefits
Employment and Labor Relations
Human Resource Management Information Systems
Human Resource Development
Recruitment and Staffing
International Human Resource Management
Performance Management
Database Management Systems
Management Information Systems
Computer Systems Organization: Intermediate
Computer Systems Organization: Advanced
Computer Hardware Systems
Biometrics
Cloud Computing
Legal Issues in Information Security
Introduction to Networking
Operating Systems: Hardening and Security
Wireless Networks
Open Source System Security
Service Oriented Architecture
Computer Forensics
Information Assurance
IT Security: Attack & Defense
IT Security: Risk Management
IT Security: Access Control and Authentication
IT Security: Cryptography
IT Security: Physical and Peripheral Defense
Green Computing: Foundations and Strategies
Green Computing: Advanced Topics
Application Security
Mobile Application Security
Mobile Device Security
Computer and Network Security
Information Security
Virtualization Security
Cloud Security and Privacy
Database Systems Security
Wireless and Mobile Network Security
Cybercrime
Cybersecurity
Digital Forensics: Investigation Procedures and Response
Digital Forensics: Investigating Wireless Networks and Devices
Digital Forensics: Investigating Network Intrusions and Cybercrime Security
Digital Forensics: Investigating Data and Image Files
Digital Forensics: Hard Disc and Operating Systems
IT Security: Countermeasures
IT Security: Auditing
IT Security: Planning and Policy
Privacy and Cyberethics in Mobile and Wireless Networks
Contemporary Internet Topics
Cyberlaw and Privacy in a Digital Age
Virtual Management
Ethics in Information Technology
Principles and Theory of Management
Organizational Behavior
Leadership & Motivation
Organizational Change
Management Ethics
Management Communications
Leading Yourself Foundations
Leading Others Leadership Counseling
Strategic Management
Strategic Planning
Strategic Internet Marketing
Public Relations
Advertising
Consumer Behavior
Social Media Marketing
Digital Marketing
Marketing Research
Marketing Strategy
Marketing Management
International Marketing
Contracting and Negotiating
Branding
Integrated Marketing Communications
Introduction to Reverse Logistics Management
Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics
Technology in Reverse Logistics
Reverse Logistics Policies and Procedures
Cost and Benefit Analysis of Reverse Logistics
Green Logistics Programs and Issues
Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics
Reverse Logistics Management and Operations
Recalls Best Practices and Issues
Retail Strategy
Retail Innovation
Retail Operations
Retail Merchandising Operations
Digital Retail
Digital Retail Technologies
Digital Retail Analytics
Digital Retail Strategies
Digital Merchandising
Retail Cybersecurity
Sports and Recreation Facility Management
Ethics in Sports
Applied Concepts in Sports Finance
Sports Event Management and Planning
Sports Governance
Ticket Sales Management
Introduction to Transportation Management
Transportation Economics
Supply Chain Management
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Fundamentals of Intermodal Transportation
Logistics Management
International Logistics Management
Packaging
Distribution Systems
Logistics Management and Operations
Hazardous Materials Management
Best Practices in Reverse Logistics
Air Transportation
Airport Operations
Air Cargo Operations and Security
Advanced Business Logistics
International Trade and Regulations
Communication/Media Technology
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Communication Research Skills
Communication Theory
Journalism
Strategic Communication
Digital Communication and Media Design Principles
Inclusive Communication
Communication Analytics
Situational Communication
Web and Mobile Communication
Communication of Listening
Persuasive Communication
Conflict and Communication
Media Law
Leadership Communication
Building a Digital Presence
Strategic Communication Career Management and Ethics
Digital Communication and Media Design Career Management and Future Technologies
Freelance Writing
The Personal Essay
WordPlay: A Biography of the English Language
Advanced Creative Writing
User Interface Design
Internet Concepts
Web eCommerce Development
Web Videography
Search Engine Optimization
Enterprise Data Exchange Using XML
Public and Social Service
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Child and Adolescent Development
Infant-Toddler Development
Guidance in Early Childhood
Special Needs Students
Parenting
Family Development
Human Life Span Development
Marriage and the Family
Family Life Education
Family Resource Management
Child Psychopathology
Children and Stress
Family Communications
Families and Social Action
U.S. Law Enforcement
Criminology
Criminal Investigation
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Corrections and Incarceration
Probation and Parole
Law Enforcement Intelligence Applications
Crime and the Family
The History of Organized Crime
Criminal Profiling
Crime Analysis
Criminalistics
Human Trafficking
The Pathology of Death Investigations
Acquisition Business Management
Program and Acquisition Management I
Program and Acquisition Management II
Defense Budget Development and Execution
Transition and the Military Family
Program Appraisal
Acquisition Test & Evaluation
Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
Joint Contingency Contracting
Mission Support Contracting I
Mission Support Contracting II
Overhead Management of Defense Contracts
Natural Disaster Management
Social Media Application to Emergency and Disaster Management
Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
Consequence Management
Risk Communications
Classroom Management
Adult Learning Theory
Curriculum Design
Measurement and Evaluation
Child Life Theory and Practice
Benefits of Therapeutic Play
Death, Dying, and Grief
U.S. Intelligence Community
Intelligence Collection
Law and Ethics in Intelligence
Critical Analysis
Intelligence Analysis
Counterintelligence Operations
Counterintelligence Analysis
Counterintelligence
International Criminal Organizations
Espionage/Counterespionage
Denial and Deception
Applied Geospatial Intelligence
Signals Intelligence and Security
Open Source Collection
Human Intelligence
Interrogation
Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Geographic Information Systems I
Geographic Information Systems II
Threat Analysis
Cyber Warfare
Tactical Intelligence
Foreign Intelligence Organizations
Intelligence and Narcotics
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism and U.S. National Security
Illicit Finance
Forecasting Terrorism
Comparative Political Systems
International Organizations
International Development
Introduction to Human Security
African Politics
Asian Politics
Government and Security of Russia
European Politics
Latin American Politics
Global Politics of Islam
Globalization and the Market Economy
Human Rights
International Law and Regimes
National and Transnational Justice
Environmental Security
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Conflict Resolution
Principles of Peacekeeping
Peacekeeping Logistics
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
International Civil Order
Government & Security in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict: Contemp. Politics & Dipl.
Politics and Security in the Persian Gulf
Administrative Law and Policy
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Military Law
International Law
Victim Advocacy
Criminal Legal Process
Maritime Law
Immigration Law and Policy
Evidence
Exercise Physiology
Training and Conditioning
Sports Medicine
Coaching Theory and Methodology
Sports and Drugs
Biomechanics
Leadership Concepts in Coaching
Exercise Programming and Testing
Kinesiology
Therapeutic Exercise
Business Aspects of Fitness and Wellness
Current Issues and Trends in Fitness and Wellness
Natural and Social Sciences
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Molecular Biology
Evolutionary Biology with Lab
Analytical Methods II
Intermediate Data Science
Machine Learning I
Machine Learning II
Probabilistic Graphical Models
Sentiment Analysis
Fundamentals of Simulation
Simulation Techniques
Behind the Data, Our values and beliefs
Analytical Methods III
Advanced Data Science
Machine Learning III
Deep Learning
Artificial Neural Networks using TensorFlow
Optimization and Machine Learning
Bayesian Methods (Bayesian Inference, Naïve Bays)
Generalized Linear Equations Using R
Risk Modeling and Assessment
Introduction to Python
Python and Data Science
Geomorphology
Conservation of Natural Resources
Ocean and Atmospheric Dynamics
Natural Hazards and Society
Using Professional Literature in the Sciences
Water Science
Soil Science
Introduction to Sustainability
U.S. Federal Environmental Organization
Energy and Resource Sustainability
Land Use and Planning
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Fish and Wildlife Policies, Programs, and Issues
Public Lands Management
Introduction to Wildlife Management
Population Ecology
Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental and Ecosystems Management
Air Quality Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
General Ecology
Conservation Biology
Green Infrastructure and Renewable Technologies
Water Resources Management
Pollution and Pollution Management
Ethics in Politics
Political Parties and Interest Groups
State, Local, and Community Politics
The Psychology of American Politics
Public Policy
Research Methods in Psychology
Learning and Cognition
Perception
History and Systems of Psychology
Psychology of Addiction & Substance Abuse
Biopsychology
Adult Development
Psychology of Terrorism
Psychopathology
Psychology of Disaster
Psychology of Combat
Vertebrate Zoology
Fishery Biology
Botany
Plant Identification, Taxonomy, and Systematics
Research Methods in Natural Sciences
Mammalogy
Ornithology
Plant Science
National Space Organization
Introduction to Orbital Mechanics
Human Space Flight
Space Policy
Rocket Propulsion
Launch and Reentry Systems
Tools of the Observatory
Tools of the Planetarium
Space Station Systems and Operations
Satellite and Spacecraft Systems
Planetary and Space Exploration
Stars and Galaxies
Space Transportation Systems
Space Weather
Space Wargaming
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Aging
Military Sociology
Political Sociology
Organizational Sociology
Food and Culture
Research Methods for Sociology
Statistics for Social Science
Social Change
Gender and Society
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of the Family
Sociology of the Law
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Death and Dying
Total Semester Hours39

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

COLL498Senior Seminar in General Studies 13
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (48 semester hours)

Select any courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.48
Total Semester Hours48