Welcome to Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly General Studies) is a program which allows you, the student, to be in control of designing your educational program. The degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, is comprised of two or three academic Areas of Emphasis (21 credit hours each or 15 credit hours each, respectively). You may choose from any discipline offered as a major or minor at VSU. Within each Area of Emphasis, you may use a maximum of one lower level course (1000-2000); the remaining courses must be upper level (3000-4000) and all must have a grade of "C" or better.

There are two Tracks for Interdisciplinary Studies:

Students choose one of the following options:

Option A:

First Discipline............................................................................................21 hours

Second Discipline........................................................................................21 hours

Free Electives.............................................................................................. 9 hours

Option B:

First Discipline........................................................................................... 15 hours

Second Discipline ..................................................................................... 15 hours

Third Discipline.......................................................................................... 15 hours

Free Electives............................................................................................. 6 hours

 Total hours required for the degree..................................................... 120 semester hours

A minimum of 39 upper division hours must be taken across the disciplines in the student's interdisciplinary major. All courses in Area F and the Senior College Curriculum must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

If the Honors option is chosen, then the student must take 6 hours of Foreign Language and Culture plus the requisite Honors classes and maintain the GPA specified by the Honors College

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