Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree provides the opportunity to major in a unique program that can be tailored to meet specific career and academic goals. A student opting for this program works with an advisory committee to develop a coherent degree plan that includes two broadly-defined areas of study leading to a focused educational objective. 

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of a Program Information Form (PIF) declaring a BA or BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and a degree Approval Form (which consists of a justification statement and degree plan). All documents must be signed by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the Director of Dual Credit and Special Projects for final approval.
  2. The Advisory Committee will consist of an advisor from each discipline area and a Division Chair from one of the selected discipline areas.
  3. Students will include two discipline areas in their degree plan. While not all courses in an area need to come from a single prefix (such as ENGL or PSYC), courses should be closely related. The student will need to detail the purpose of the degree and justify the grouping of courses in a single area on the Approval Form.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 21 semester credits in each area and 51 credits in both areas combined (not including the capstone course). At least 15 of the 21 credits in each area must be in upper division course work (300-400 level).
  5. Students will complete the 3-credit capstone course, ID-450, as part of their program.
  6. Students graduate with a BA or BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. The discipline areas will not display on the diploma, nor will they appear on the transcript.
  7. Selected discipline areas may not be used for completion of a minor.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select two from the following:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-40.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
Area of Concentration 1:21.00-30.00
Select a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 & 400 level
Select 6-15 credits at any level
Area of Concentration 2:21.00-30.00
Select a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 & 400 level
Select 6-15 credits at any level
Interdisciplinary Capstone Course
ID-450INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES SEMINAR3.00
Electives
Select 29 credits, including language, unless used in discipline areas above29.00
Total Credits74.00-92.00

Summary

General Education37
Electives (including language)29
Area of Concentration 1 121-30
Area of Concentration 2 121-30
Capstone3
Total120
1

Area of Concentration 1 and Area of Concentration 2 combined must be a minimum of 51 credits.