Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, AA

Location(s): California Campus, Clarion Campus, Edinboro Campus, Online


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The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers students a broad foundation across the disciplines, with a focus on critical thinking, reading, and writing skills and a range of knowledge across the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences. This academic program builds students’ problem-solving skills to prepare them for the work force or continued studies toward a bachelor’s degree.

Advisement Sheet   

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Graduates can demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Graduates can demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives of core disciplines, such as the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • Graduates can demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Curriculum Requirements


General Education


  • Oral Communication - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Written Communication - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Quantitative Reason - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Technological Literacy - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Arts and Humanities - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Arts and Humanities - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Sciences - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Sciences - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Sciences and Tech - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Sciences and Tech - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Student Elective Credit Hours: 3

Competencies


  • Quantitative Applications - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Applied Methodologies - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Intercultural Fluency - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Ethical Reasoning - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Information Literacy - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Writing Intensive - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Keystone Experience - Any Course Credit Hours: 3

Free Electives


  • Any Course Credit Hours: 3

Major


Required Major Courses


  • Courses at the 3000-level or above Credit Hours: 9

Major Electives


  • Courses at the 1000-level or above Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 60


Depending on the program of study, students may need to complete additional credits to ensure the total credit hour requirement is met.

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