- History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western)
- History II One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)
- Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
- Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list. (any course that meets the Literature I requirement; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)
- Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list
- Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list
- Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
- Foreign Language Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination
- Free Electives Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U)
- Self Design (SD) Foundation, Concentration Area, Advanced Concentration Area 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, 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 the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. All such proposals must be reviewed by a faculty sponsor and approved by the IDS committee. Contact department for more information.
- Major Residency Requirements Only 12 hours of external transfer credit may be applied to the IDS Self-Design departmental requirements.
- Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements A 2.0 GPA in both departmental requirements and cumulative is 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 http://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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History I and Philosophy requirements. D. Social Sciences(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement. 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 or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. K. Foreign Language Proficiency-Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.