2020 - 2021 General Catalogue 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2020 - 2021 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 72 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


B. Eight semester hours from the following:


Any courses with BY, CH, EN, ES, or PH prefix

C. Three semester hours from the following:


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


B. Six semester hours from the following:


Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology

Note(s):

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: 32 hours


  • Approved courses from the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels:  32 hours

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