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A Bachelor of Science degree in the Interdisciplinary Studies major requires students to combine courses from any two disciplines offered at Coppin State University that represent academic interest provided that the disciplines' connectivity is clear: 18 credits at the 300 level or higher from each discipline for a total of 36 credits. Each student must also fulfill all general education requirements (40 credits), 13 credits in Interdisciplinary studies including the degree requirements in each discipline and as specified in the Coppin State University catalog. Students will also have to complete additional courses to meet the university’s degree requirement of 120 credit hours. Each student must earn a minimum of 120 or more credits to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The corporate world and universities favor individuals who are flexible and able to keep pace with constantly changing technologies and market trends. Coppin State University's Interdisciplinary Studies Program empowers our students to prepare for employment and graduate study as they design a major that focuses on areas of study that are most relevant to their professional objectives and scholastic interests.

Employers: Health and human services, advertising/public relations, sports industry, public and private educational institutions, travel/transportation industry, correctional institutions, courts, entertainment industry, hotels, resort, nonprofit organizations etc

Admission Requirements:

Posses at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Complete an Interdisciplinary Studies Program Declaration of Major and Concentration Approval Form. Meet with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director. Establish two concentrations and obtain the appropriate discipline signature for each concentration.

Academic Requirements:

General Education Requirements
40 Credits
Major Requirements
36 Credits
IDST 201 Introductions to the foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies
IDST 301 Interdisciplinary Studies Human Inquiry
IDST 401 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship
IDST 499 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Seminar

Total: 120 Credits

 

Electives ** Credits

(All students need a total of 120 credits to graduate)

Minors in the Department of Social Science, Political Science and Sociology


Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 125  Math for Liberal Arts  3
 *×PHIL 103  Intro to Philosophy  3
 *†IDIS 103  Visual Arts & Theatre  3
 *PSYC 201  General Psychology  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 205  AA History I  3
*•PHSC 101  Physical Science  3
 *‡HEED 101  Personal Health  3
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency  3
 Semester Total 15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *»HIST 206
 AA History II
 3
 *SOCI 201
 Intro to Sociology  3
 *•BIOL 101
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 *IDST 201
 Foundations of IS  3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■IDST 301
 Human Inquiry
 3
 ■Concentration I
 Course 1  3
 ■Concentration I  Course 2
 3
 ■Concentration I
 Course 3
 3
 ■Concentration I  Course 4  3
 Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■Concentration I
 Course 5
 3
 ■Concentration I  Course 6  3
 ■Concentration II  Course 1
 3
 ■Concentration II
 Course 2  3
 ■Concentration II  Course 3  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■Concentration II  Course 4
 5
 ■Concentration II  Course 5
 3
 ■Concentration II  Course 6  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■IDST 401  Internship IDS
 3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■IDST 499  Capstone Seminar  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦
 General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 13
TOTAL CREDITS
122

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

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