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University Catalog 2017-2018

Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)


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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree is meant to provide students with a flexible and individualized degree program through the unique combination of different disciplines to satisfy academic interests.  The BIS is available on campus and through the TECH - BAFB instructional site. The degree requires a total of 120 semester hours. Of the 120 hours required, 36 hours must be at the 300- or 400- level and 63 hours must fulfill all requirements from a minimum of any 3 (three) of the list of approved minors:

  • 39 hours of General Education Requirements,
  • 21 hours of First Minor
  • 21 hours of Second Minor
  • 21 hours of Third Minor
  • 18 hours of approved electives (chosen in consultation with the advisor).

Information about available minors and acceptable electives is available through main campus (Interdisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator), the TECH - Barksdale AFB Instructional Site (Director of the TECH - Barksdale AFB program) and on the Louisiana Tech University web site. In consultation with an advisor, a plan of study is developed when a student begins the program.

Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • COMM 101: Principles of Communication Studies 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select two Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) courses.  6 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Electives


  • Elective  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #1


  • Minor #1  9 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #2


  • Minor #2  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Minor #1


  • Minor #1  6 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #2


  • Minor #2  6 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #3


  • Minor #3  9 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Minor #1


  • Minor #1  6 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #2


  • Minor #2  6 Semester Credit Hours

Minor #3


  • Minor #3  12 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


NOTE:  Minors and Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with their Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Advisor.

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