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BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Students will:
  • Possess the essential verbal and written communications skill to write and speak effectively in varied career environments;
  • Exercise critical thinking in order to adequately problem solve in any venue;
  • Be technologically literate to adapt to ever changing software programs;
  • Acquire research skills necessary for post baccalaureate educational endeavors;
  • Be informed on contemporary global issues and how they affect their lives;
  • Be prepared for career success, mobility and adaptability.

What will I study?

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: LIBERAL ARTS (60 CREDITS)
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

The Liberal Arts option is designed to give students a breadth of academic experience to enrich their lives and broaden their understanding of the human experience. Students participating in this program complete 60 upper division credits from the following three categories: Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. A 20/20/20 credit combination must be completed in these three breadth areas. These categories parallel the GECRs but are broader categories and are not restricted to those particular departments and courses. These courses must be completed in addition to Eastern Washington University's GECR requirement. Final approval of the degree plan is required by the director of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Total credits for above major 60 credits

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: PRIOR LEARNING (60 CREDITS)
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

This program is designed for the returning adult who comes to Eastern with professional or paraprofessional preparation and experience. Students design a 60-credit, upper-division emphasis that meets their specific goals and objectives. Specific courses are not required other than the Portfolio Development course (ITDS 300). This course enables the adult learner to translate experiential learning into elective credit through the development of a portfolio. Portfolios are submitted to faculty members who determine the credit award. A student may earn up to 45 elective credits for prior learning experience that can be applied only to the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Portfolio assessment does require a fee: please contact the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies for current fee.

Total credits for above major 60 credits

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (60 CREDITS)
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

This option is for students who prefer an interdisciplinary option, combining 60 upper division credits from two or three academic departments, programs or certificates. Interdisciplinary Studies students follow the guidance of department chairs to design their courses in an area that an existing major does not accommodate. Pre-approval is required from departments or program directors and the Interdisciplinary Studies director.Courses selected for this program may require prerequisites and advanced standing.

Total credits for above major 60 credits

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Note: see Occupational Therapy.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
Note: see Philosophy.

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