Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Professional Studies/Career Development Tracks

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The Midway University Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizes practical, integrative, and collaborative learning while providing students with opportunities to develop their skills in communication, critical and creative thinking, technology and information literacy, and interdisciplinary expertise. The program has three tracks: Self-Designed, Professional Studies, and Career Development. The Self-Designed track provides an opportunity for students to create an academic major that is different from the other majors offered by the University. Students may combine multiple academic disciplines to customize a unique program of study individually tailored to their goals and interests.


In the Professional Studies and Career Development tracks students may build their core skills and choose an area of emphasis. The Professional Studies track is primarily designed for education majors who want to obtain an education degree but will not be qualified to teach in any state. The Career Development track is designed for the adult learner who has a substantial number of credits and desires a bachelor’s degree without having to add a significant number of credit hours.

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

  • Communicate effectively in writing, presenting, and interpersonal interactions.
  • Apply critical and creative thinking to solve problems within their areas of interest.
  • Make practical applications of technological tools and information literacy skills.
  • Analyze key issues in their areas of interest using cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Courses

Areas I - IV

Area I: Oral and Written Communication - 6 hours

Area II: Critical Thinking - 6 hours

Area III: Technology and Information Literacy - 6 hours

Area IV: Area of Interest - 18 hours

Area V

IDS-490 - IDS Capstone - 3 hours

General Education Hours - 34-40

Elective Hours - 38-47

Total Hours to Complete - 120

Last updated: 10/27/2020