The Interdisciplinary Studies Baccalaureate Degree is designed to enable students to prepare for careers that bridge academic disciplines. Students have the opportunity to develop individualized, intellectually challenging courses from selected departments. Students may 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 (46 credits) including the degree requirements in each discipline as specified in the Coppin State University catalog. Each student must earn a minimum of 120 or more credits to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
The purpose of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree is to focus on the needs and unique aspirations of the students at Coppin State University. Students who are interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program major must meet with faculty advisors in two concentrations to develop their program of study.
Students will meet with the Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies Department and faculty advisors to ensure that the courses are appropriate and that they are available. Each student must plan his/her program and cultivate relationships with designated faculty.
Throughout the core sequence, the student will assemble a portfolio for the program including self assessment on progression toward career goals and an evaluation of key educational activities that may apply.