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Interdisciplinary Areas of Study

The Interdisciplinary Studies program gives you the opportunity to combine 2 or 3 unique areas of study to customize your major with multiple disciplines.

For each Area of Study, you can choose a general area of study or a specialized one.  General areas of study have a list of course codes you can choose any course from.  Specialized areas of study have specific classes you are required to take.

Please note the following:

  1. You may not apply more than 30 credits of one prefix to your areas of study.
  2. You may not select all of your areas of study from under the same general area of study. Thus, you may not select a general area of study and a specialized area of study that falls under that general area of study. Likewise, you may not select multiple specialized areas of study that fall under the same general area of study with no third area of study from a completely different general area of study.
Aviation

General Area of Study

When you select Aviation as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Aeronautics (AVIA) – offered on-campus and online
  • Aerospace (AVIA) – offered on-campus and online
  • Air Safety (AVIA) – offered on-campus and online
  • Aircraft Maintenance (AVMT) – offered on-campus
  • Aviation Maintenance Management (AVMX) — online delivery
Behavioral Sciences

General Area of Study

When you select Behavioral Sciences as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Christian Counseling (CCOU) – offered online
  • Crisis Counseling (CRIS) – offered online
  • Family Advocacy (DBFA) – offered online
  • Life Coaching (LIFC) – offered online
  • Marriage and Family Studies (DBMF) – offered online
  • Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development (DBPC) – offered online
  • Psychology (PSYC) – offered on-campus and online
  • Social Work (SOWK) – offered on-campus and online
  • Human Services (HSER) – offered on-campus

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select one of the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Christian Counseling – offered online
    • 15 credit hours
    • CCOU 201 and 202
    • Choose three: CCOU 301, 302, 304, 305
  • Crisis Counseling – offered online
    • 15 credit hours
    • CCOU 201 and 202
    • Choose three: CRIS 302, 303, 304, 305, 306
  • Life Coaching – offered online
    • 18 credit hours (15 credit hours also available to students who have already selected it)
    • LIFC 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304
  • Psychology – offered on-campus and online
    • 15 credit hours
    • PSYC 101 or 210
    • PSYC 255
    • 9 hours of PSYC electives
Business

General Area of Study

When you select Business as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Accounting (ACCT) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Business (BUSI) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Economics (ECON) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Event Management (EMGT) — online and on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select one of the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Accounting – offered on-campus and online
    • 18 credit hours
    • ACCT 211, 212 301, 311, 401
    • BUSI 301
  • Business Leadership – offered on-campus
    • 24 credit hours
    • BUSI 310, 313, 335, 240, 342, 345, 427, 455
  • Entrepreneurship – offered on-campus and online
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI 336, 338, 456, 458
    • 3-hour BUSI elective
  • Financial Planning – offered on-campus and online
    • 24 credit hours
    • ACCT 211, 212, 401
    • BUSI 320, 352, 354, 420, 421
  • Health Care Management
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI 302, 311, 344, 418, and 428
  • Project Management – offered on-campus and online
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI 313, 414, 415, 416
    • 3-hour BUSI elective
Communication Studies
Computational Sciences

General Area of Study

When you select Computational Sciences as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Algebra (MATH) — on-campus delivery
  • Business Management Information Systems (BMIS) — on-campus delivery
  • Calculus (MATH) — on-campus delivery
  • Civil Engineering (ENGV) — on-campus delivery
  • Computer Science (CSCI — on-campus delivery and CSIS — online delivery)
  • Discrete (MATH) — on-campus delivery
  • Engineering (ENGE, ENGC, ENGI, ENGR, and ENGS) — on-campus delivery
  • Finite (MATH) — on-campus delivery
  • Geometry (MATH) — on-campus delivery
  • Informatics (INFO) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Information Technology (INFT) — on-campus delivery
  • Mechanical Engineering (ENGM) — on-campus delivery
  • Trigonometry (MATH) — on-campus delivery

Exclusions: INFT 101, INFT 110, INFT 111, UNIV 104, and any MATH below MATH 115 may not be used.

Education

General Area of Study

When you select Education as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Education (EDUC) – offered on-campus and online
  • Special Education (EDSP)* – offered on-campus and online
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) – offered on-campus

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select one of the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Special Education Practice – offered on-campus
    • 15 credit hours
    • EDSP 323, 325, 363, 365, 413, 415, 473, 475 and PSYC 345
  • Special Education Theory – offered online and on-campus
    • 21 credit hours
    • EDSP 360, 367, 370, 377, 410, 429 and EDUC 307
  • Teaching English as a Second Language – offered on-campus and online
    • 24 credit hours
    • LING 301, 453
    • MLAN 301
    • TESL 333, 373, 403, 405, 499

*No prior experience or training is needed for the general education or special education area of study. It does not lead to teacher licensure nor certification but is an excellent stepping stone toward earning a graduate degree in Education. A background check is required for these areas of study.

Family and Consumer Sciences

General Area of Study

When you select Family and Consumer Sciences as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Family Studies (FACS) – offered on-campus
  • Interior Design (FACS) – offered on-campus
  • Fashion Design (FACS) – offered on-campus
Fine Arts

General Area of Study

When you select Fine Arts as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Cinematic Arts (CINE) – offered on-campus and online
  • Theatre (THEA) – offered on-campus
  • Visual Communication Arts (DIGI) – offered on-campus
  • Studio & Digital Arts (ARTS) – offered on-campus and online
  • Digital Media (DIGI) – offered on-campus
  • Choreography (CHOR) — on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select one of the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Cinematic Arts Production – offered on-campus; cohort-style, all-in-one semester
    • 15 credit hours
    • CINE 301, 302, 304, 305, 355
  • Graphic Design – offered on-campus and online
    • 18 credit hours
    • ARTS 113 or 114
    • ARTS 222, 332, 342, 352, 371
  • Photography – offered on-campus and online
    • 18 credit hours
    • ARTS 113 or 114
    • ARTS 301, 342, 361, 461, 469
  • Studio Arts – offered on-campus and online
    • 15 credit hours
    • ARTS 113 or 114
    • 6 credits of ARTS electives
    • Choose a group from the following:
      • ARTS 211 and 311 – offered on-campus and online
      • ARTS 321 and 420 – offered on-campus and online
      • ARTS 330 and 430 – offered on-campus
      • ARTS 361 and 461 – offered on-campus
  • Theatre Arts – offered on-campus
    • 20 credit hours
    • THEA 201, 202, 211 or 212, 231, 241, 300 (x2), and 301
Government

General Area of Study

When you select Government as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Criminal Justice (CJUS) – offered on-campus and online
  • Government (GOVT) – offered on-campus and online
  • Fire Administration (FIRE) – offered on-campus and online

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select one of the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Homeland Security – offered on-campus and online
    • 18 credit hours
    • CJUS 380, 381, 382, 383 and GOVT 480, 481
  • Strategic Intelligence – offered on-campus and online
    • 18 credit hours
    • GOVT 380, 381, 480, 481, 483, 484
Health Sciences

General Area of Study

When you select Health Sciences as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Athletic Training (ATTR) — on-campus delivery
  • Exercise Science (EXSC) — on-campus delivery
  • Health Promotion (HPHY) — transfer only
  • Health Sciences (HLTH) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Physical Education (PHED) — online and on-campus delivery
  • Kinesiology (KINE) — on-campus delivery
  • Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) — online delivery
  • Nursing (NURS) — online and on-campus delivery

Exclusions: ATHL prefix may not be used in the Health Sciences Area of Study.

Specialized Areas of Study

When you select the following as a Specialized Area of Study, fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed:

  • Physical Education – offered on-campus
    • 15 credit hours
    • EXSC 302
    • PHED 101, 208, 209, 225
    • 3 credits from PHED 300-400
    • 2 credits from PHED 200-215
    • SMGT 300
  • Health Promotion – offered on-campus
    • 17 credit hours
    • BIOL 213, 214, 215, 216
    • HLTH 350, 420, 453
Language Studies
Military Science

General Area of Study

When you select Military Science as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Military Science (MISC, MILT) – offered online and on-campus
Music

General Area of Study

When you select Music as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Commercial Music (MUSC, CMUS) — on-campus delivery
  • Ethnomusicology (ETHM) — online delivery
  • Instrumental Music (MUSC) — on-campus delivery
  • Music (MUSC) — on-campus delivery
  • Performance (MUSC) — on-campus delivery
  • Worship Studies (WRSP) — online and on-campus delivery
Natural Sciences
Paralegal Studies

General Area of Study

When you select Paralegal Studies as a General Area of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations):

  • Paralegal Studies (PLST) – offered online
  • Pre-Law (PLAW) – transfer only
Physical Sciences
Religion
Social Sciences
Sport Studies
Technical Studies
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