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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 General Catalogue

Interdisciplinary Studies


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The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree program is designed for students who have multiple interests and talents or who may have existing credits (academic, technical, or experiential) and wish to pursue degree completion at UWA. The program allows students,  under the supervision of an advisor, to design a program of study by exploring two or three related disciplines, with either two chief areas of focus (one of  at least  twenty-one and one of at least  twenty-four hours ) or three chief areas (of at least fifteen hours each). The student must, however, complete a total of 50 hours within the chosen fields and must meet all prerequisites for the selected coursework in order to meet degree requirements. As with other students in the College of Liberal Arts, students in the IDS program must complete the 48 hour basic curriculum, must complete a total of 120 semester hours, one-third of which are upper level, and must maintain a 2.0 in the basic curriculum and in the selected areas of study in order to meet graduation requirements. In addition, up to 42 hours of experiential or technical credit may be transferred into the program if approved by the advisor and dean. The major is a comprehensive degree program and does not require a minor.

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