Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Self-Designed Track

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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 those who have decided to change their major, such as changing program from Teacher Education. 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

Supporting Courses

IDS-101 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies - 3 hours

IDS-310 - Experiential/Service Learning I - 3 hours

IDS-410 - Experiential/Service Learning II - 3 hours

ENG-380 - Writing in the Disciplines - 3 hours

Self-Designed Major - Courses for the self-designed major are to be proposed by students and their advisor and then submitted to the appropriate Dean for presentation and approval by the Curriculum and Policy Committee. - 36 Hours

IDS-490 - IDS Capstone - 3 hours

General Education Hours - 34-40

Elective Hours - 29-35

Total Hours to Complete - 120

Last updated: 10/27/2020