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Interdisciplinary Studies, BS

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies provides a comprehensive curriculum that allows broad exposure to multiple disciplines. This major provides a practical alternative for baccalaureate degree-seeking students whose needs cannot be met by individual majors. Students can design a course of study that meets their personal academic objectives and furthers their professional growth and development by combining two or more disciplines into a coherent program. The degree will combine general education courses with an interdisciplinary concentration, electives and a capstone course. The proposed coursework is subject to approval by the dean of academic affairs.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals.  Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Articulate the integration of two disciplines into a unified degree program;
  • Utilize skills of interdisciplinary scholarship and research to integrate multiple perspectives;
  • Articulate critically the fundamental theories and principles underlying each discipline;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program in pursuit of career.

Program Outline

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies consists of 120.0 semester credit hours.

Lower Division Courses

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 credit hours)
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Applications of Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour

Upper Division Courses

Upper Division Interdisciplinary Concentration (30.0 semester credit hours)

A selection of 15.0 credit hours in a minimum of two or more programs or disciplines from the following Eligible Disciplines list is required (other programmatic or disciplinary combinations may be used with the approval of Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs). See Keiser University Catalog Program Outlines for Upper Division courses in each discipline. The selection of courses is subject to approval by the campus dean of academic affairs.

Eligible Disciplines: Accounting, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies *, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Homeland Security, Information Technology Management, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Political Science, Psychology, Software Engineering.

* General Studies Course Selection
Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
Industrial Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Sociology of the Urban Community 3.0 credit hours
Open Electives (51.0 credit hours)
27.0 semester credit hours must be Upper Division courses selected from the Eligible Disciplines
Capstone Course (3.0 semester credit hours)
Interdisciplinary Capstone Experience 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

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