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Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Pikeville

The Interdisciplinary Studies program is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Interdisciplinary Studies major is designed to allow students, under the supervision of selected faculty, an opportunity to pursue a course of study outside existing majors by combining course work around a theme or topic utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies are expected to complete an IDS application to declare their intentions as early as possible, but no later than the first semester of the junior year. For more information and an application, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum

I. Core requirements 52-60 hours

II. Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements 45-48 hours
(Minimum of 27 hours at 300-400 level)

Two-Discipline Option
   • Minimum of 21 hours each in two disciplines with at least 12 hours in each discipline at 300-400 level
   • IDS 400 Interdisciplinary Studies project

OR

Three-Discipline Option
   • Minimum of 21 hours in one discipline with at least 12 hours at 300-400 level
   • Minimum of 21 hours in a combination of two additional disciplines with at least 12 hours at 300-400 level
   • IDS 400 Interdisciplinary Studies project


III. General electives as needed to meet minimum requirement of 120 semester hours.


IDS 400 Interdisciplinary Studies Project
Students will pursue academic research or other creative activity resulting in tangible project to demonstrate synthesis of interdisciplinary studies theme or topic. Prerequisite: A formal written proposal approved by the student’s faculty advisory committee, the division chair(s), the curriculum committee and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Options
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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