Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, BA

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


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The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a multidisciplinary degree program designed to provide students with a structured yet flexible path that encourages students to explore their interests across academic disciplines, establish a breadth of knowledge, and develop strong critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Many students choose the Interdisciplinary Studies program to create individualized programs of study that combine their academic interests and professional goals. Students also choose the Interdisciplinary Studies program to complete their undergraduate degrees when their career goals have changed or new opportunities arise.

Advisement Sheet  

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Graduates can demonstrate strong written communication skills.
  • Graduates can demonstrate information literacy skills.
  • Graduates can demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Graduates can evaluate diverse perspectives on contemporary social issues.

Curriculum Requirements


General Education


  • Oral Communication - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Written Communication -   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
  • Arts and Humanities - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Sciences - 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
  • 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: 6
  • Keystone Experience - Any Course Credit Hours: 3

Major


Required Major Courses


Major Electives


  • Courses numbered 1000 or above (from any discipline) Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 120


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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