- Basic Science: Twelve (12) hours from Natural Science Group 201 Basic Sciences. (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural Science courses. One course each from three of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics). Four (4) hours from Group 202 Science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural Science courses). 16 credits.
2. Calculus: Choose one course from the College approved list. 3-4 credits.
3. Math Electives: Two additional math or statistics courses chosen from MA 114 and above or ST 305 and above. One of the courses must be selected from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list. 6 to 8 credits
4. Advanced Science/ Technology Requirement: A 15-hour concentration in ONE area of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor), and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
- History: Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western, or one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture
- Literature:Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature; an upper division survey course; literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
- Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing, speech, or a 200-level foreign language course. 3 credits.
8. Social Science: Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
9. Philosophy: Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits
10. Arts and Letters: One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list. 3 credits
- Free Elective: Maximum 12 hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.
12. Interdisciplinary Studies (Self-Design) Concentration Students design their own academic major by developing a concentration or field of specialization with 27 hours of approved courses, including IDS 490, from two or more disciplines. No more than 15 credit hours may come from a single discipline. At least five courses must be from the humanities and social sciences, including courses offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics courses and courses on the approved General Education Program (GEP) humanities and social sciences list. At least three of these five courses must be taught in the College of Humanities and Social Science. All such proposals must be reviewed by a faculty sponsor and approved by the IDS committee. Contact office of Interdisciplinary Studies Programs for more information.
- Major Residency Requirements Maximum 12 hours of external transfer credit may be applied towards self-design concentration. See department for additional residency requirements.
- Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements Courses meeting departmental requirements must receive a grade of C-or better. A cumulative 2.0 GPA for courses meeting departmental major requirements 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)
Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Calculus and Mathematics requirements.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Basic Science and Science Elective requirements
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
XX Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP 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.