Plans of Study

Preapproved Plans of Study

 

Health Science Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Health Science Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized health background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: multidisciplinary science, entrepreneurial, aging, global health or cultures of healing.  Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 22 semester hours of foundation coursework, and 15 semester hours in one emphasis area.

For more information, visit the Health Science Track page.

Business Studies Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Business Studies Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized business background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: organizational practice and perspectives, values and ethics, or arts management. Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area.

Students are required to complete the foundation coursework, business electives, and one emphasis area as described in the plan of study.

For more information, visit the Business Studies Track page.

Applied Human Services Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Applied Human Services Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized psychology background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: aging services, community-based services or corrections services.  Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area.

Students are required to complete the foundation coursework, and one emphasis area, as described in the plan of study.

For more information, visit the Applied Human Services Track page.

Engaged Social Innovation Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Engaged Social Innovation Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is designed for innovators and doers. Highly-motivated students are encouraged to seek out and develop new solutions to social problems. Paired with an existing major or custom-designed as a stand-alone interdisciplinary major, the ESI track enables students to apply their learning in real world settings. It prioritizes the experiential component of education, and also helps students construct personal and professional networks with community partners.

For more information, visit the Engaged Social Innovation Track page.

 

Individualized Plan of Study

The self-defined B.A. in Interdepartmental Studies is an individualized major program offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A student plans his or her own area of intellectual focus with the help of the Interdepartmental Studies Adviser. Thus, the program allows students to design their own majors, in an interdisciplinary area that does not exist as an academic department at the University. Interdepartmental Studies students have designed individualized majors in areas as varied as aging studies, international business, diversity studies, children's studies, environmental issues, and health issues.

For more information, visit the Individualized Plan of Study page.