2018 - 2019 General Catalogue 
    May 19, 2022  
2018 - 2019 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies - General Option

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The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree program: General Option (BS or BA) 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 different courses across the University of West Alabama’s course curriculum. Students must complete a total of 57 hours within the chosen courses and must meet all prerequisites for the selected coursework in order to meet degree requirements. Students in the IDS General program must complete a 48-credit 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.


Basic Curriculum

I. Written Composition: 6 hours

II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 15 hours

III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 15 hours

IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours

V. UWA Experience: 2 hours

A. Two semester hours from the following:

Approved Program Coursework

A. 300/400 level courses: 40 hours

  • Approved courses from the 300 and 400 levels:  40 hours

B. 100/200/300/400 level courses: 17 hours

  • Approved courses from the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels:  17 hours

Electives: 15 hours

  • Advisor approved electives:  15 hours

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