Online Interdisciplinary Studies Degree
- Next Start Date: August 21, 2017
- Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
- Semester Hours: 48 Hours
- Cost Per Semester Hour: $300
* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree from King University allows students to pursue a personalized plan of study different from a traditional major. Students in the program develop knowledge and skills of special interest, combining courses that are currently available across two disciplines to create an individualized course plan.
Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies program create an educational plan that best suits their needs, interests and career objectives. Those interested in this major should contact the Student Success Specialist to develop a plan of study. A complete plan of study should be devised prior to a student enrolling in the program. This will be used to determine degree requirement compliance and course sequence.
- 48 semester hour major, with 24 hours taken in one discipline and the remaining 24 hours taken in one or more secondary disciplines
- Customized plan of study to fit the needs of each student
- Student career objectives are met through the integration of faculty and academic resources
This program is comprised of a 48 semester hour major (12 courses) and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.
Students that need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.
- Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies program
- In order to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Studies program, students must submit:
- A biographic resume, including a statement outlining reasoning for a specialized program and career goals to the Program Coordinator and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
- A specified program of study, which will be decided upon after discussion with each department faculty of which the student wishes to specialize, which will be approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
General Education Core Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in general education courses is required prior to graduation, including one course from each of the following categories:
- English composition
- College mathematics
- Science with laboratory
- Human culture (religion, psychology, sociology, foreign language)
- U.S. and global citizenship (economics, history, philosophy, political science)
Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.
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