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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.


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The Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to give students the freedom to create a major that fits their interests and needs. Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies develop their own individualized concentration. This concentration would be appropriate for students who want to study in an area that is not currently covered by the majors offered by Chowan University, or students who have an interest in general studies. The student’s official transcript will list his or her concentration in addition to the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

  1. A student who wishes to major in Interdisciplinary Studies should notify the Interdisciplinary Studies coordinator at least 45 credit hours prior to graduation.
  2. Upon notification, the student will meet with the coordinator to develop a plan for his or her individualized concentration. The coordinator will then consult with representatives from the relevant academic departments in designing the course requirements for this concentration. Relevant academic departments are those that have some expertise in the proposed concentration.
  3. Any individualized concentration must not replicate an existing major offered at Chowan University. The decision of whether or not replication exists will be made by the coordinator in consultation with representatives from the relevant academic departments.
  4. The final requirements for the concentration will be reviewed with the student and then approved by the coordinator.
  5. The approved course plan will then be filed in the Office of the Registrar, thus becoming the binding course requirements for the students. Once the plan is filed, changes to the course requirements are not allowed.
  6. Concentrations include:
  • Business Studies
  • Criminology Studies
  • Education Studies
  • English Studies
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Communications Studies
  • Graphic Design Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Mathematics Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Natural Science Studies
  • Psychology Studies
  • Religion Studies
  • Sport Studies
  • Studio Arts Studies

GPA 2.00

Minimum Graduation Requirements (122 credit hours)


Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration (37 credit hours)


The concentration must include at least 37 hours of course work from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and other approved courses. At least 30 of these 37 credit hours must be 200 level or above and 21 must be 300 level or above.

Humanities Core (6 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

  • Art, Music, Drama, Communication, French, Spanish, English, Religion, Philosophy
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Social Science Core (6 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

  • Economics, Political Science, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology
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Natural Science Core (7 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Information Systems
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Other Approved Courses (18 credit hours)


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Capstone (3 credit hours)


  • Any capstone course
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Additional Requirements (36 credit hours)


  • Free Electives
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Plus (6 credit hours)


General Education Requirements (40 credit hours)


Perspectives (0 Credit Hours)


Critical Thinking (4 credit hours)


College Writing and Advanced College Writing (7 credit hours)


Religion (3 credit hours)


History (6 credit hours)


Social Science (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Science with Laboratory (4 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


  • 100 level or higher Credits: 3 hours

Health (3 credit hours)


Physical Education Activity (1 credit hour)


  • Physical Education Activity Credits: 1 hour

Critical Thinking-Designated Courses (2 courses)


Critical Thinking (CT) courses may overlap with any other requirement:

  • CT-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)
  • CT-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)

Writing Intensive-Designated Courses (2 courses)


Writing Intensive (WI) courses may overlap with any other requirement:

  • WI-Designated Course (must be met with a course from the major)
  • WI-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)

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