General Studies, B.A.
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
45 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 3 - Capstone
IDS 401 - Capstone Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
A minimum 2.0 GPA in the themed concentration.
A 24-credit themed concentration with at least 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level. (Courses used to fulfill LEP requirements may not also be used toward themed concentration requirements).
Themed concentrations must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director and the Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Advising Coordinator in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee.
Examples of possible themed concentration include:
- Social Sciences theme (24 cr in SOC, PSY, PSC, ECO, ANT, GEO; 15 cr must be at the 300 or 400 level)
- STEM theme (24 cr in ESC, BIO, PHY, CHE, CSC, MAT; 15 cr must be at the 300 or 400 level)
- Humanities theme (24 cr in HIS, ENG, ART, PHI, MUS, COM, THR, WLL; 15 cr must be at the 300 or 400 level)
- Business theme (24cr ACC, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, MIS; 15 cr must be at the 300 or 400 level)
Additional areas of themed concentration can be constructed in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director and the Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Advising Coordinator.
A minimum of 36 credits overall at the 300 or 400 level are required. (Courses counted toward any requirement may be used to fulfill this requirement).
No cognates are required for this program.
Remaining credits to reach total Overall Credits Required (listed above).