Interdisciplinary Studies (BA): Self-Design (16IDSBA-16IDSSD)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 History C,1 3
Mathematics A,10 3 Mathematics A,10 3
Natural Science B 4 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 2-3
Social Science D,7 3 Social Science D,7 3
HESF 1** Fitness & WellnessE 1 Free Elective 9 3
GEP Health and Exercise StudiesE 1
15 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Foreign Language 201 or 212 K,8 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
Natural Science B 3 Social Science 7 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 3 IDS-SD Foundation Course11 3
Social Science 7 3 Free Elective 9 3
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IDS-SD Foundation Course11 3 SD Concentration Area Req11 3
IDS-SD Foundation Course11 3 SD Concentration Area Req11 3
Literature II 4 3 GEP Add. Breadth Req.F (MS/NS/E) 3
Free Elective 9 3 Philosophy 5 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 2
17 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SD Concentration Area Req11 3 IDS 490 3
SD Concentration Advanced Area Req11 3 SD Concentration Area Req11 3
SD Concentration Advanced Area Req11 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation* 12, 13: 122
Major/College Footnotes
1. History I: Choose from the CHASS approved History I course list (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
2. History II: Choose from the CHASS approved History II course list.
3. Literature I: Choose from the CHASS approved Literature I course list.
4. Literature II: Choose from the CHASS approved Literature II course list.
5. Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course on the GEP Humanities list (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
6. Arts and Letters: Choose from the CHASS approved Arts and Letters course list.
7. Social Sciences: Choose four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from the CHASS approved lists in at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO/SOC 220, or STS 402. Six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Sciences list. (Satisfies 6 hr GEP Social Sciences).
8. Foreign Language: Completion of FLx 201 or FLx 212, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. (All students must take the NCSU Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one use to fulfill eh 201 language requirement).
9. Free Electives: Any course except MA 101, FL_101, FLS 105, LAT 101, GRK 101, and PER 101. 101-level foreign language courses can be used as free electives if they are in a language other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement.  Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10. Math: Six (6) credit hours are to be chosen from the GEP Mathematics list.
11.IDS-SD Foundation Course Requirement, SD Area Concentration Requirement, and SD Area Concentration Advanced Requirement
Students design their own academic major by developing a concentration or field of specialization with 27 hours of approved courses from two or more disciplines. No more than 15 credit hours may come from a single discipline.  Nine of the 27 hours will provide a foundation in the specialization and at least six hours will be at the 400-level or higher. At least five courses must be from the humanities and social sciences, including courses offered by the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHASS), Economics courses, and courses on the approved General Education Program (GEP) Humanities and Social Sciences lists. At least three of the five courses must be taught in CHASS. All such proposals must be reviewed by a faculty sponsor and approved by the IDS committee. Contact department for more information.
12. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
13. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for graduation.

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.  University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at  https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours-one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.

B. Natural Sciences
(7 credit hours-include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.

C. Humanities
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.

D. Social Sciences
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved Social Sciences course list.

E. Health and Exercise Studies
(2 credit hours-at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved Health and Exercise Studies course list.

F. Additional Breadth
(3 credit hours to be selected from the following):
Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.

H. Introduction to Writing
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better) The following co-requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list.

J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved Global Knowledge course list.

K. Foreign Language Proficiency-Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

 

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