Dean of Extended Studies: Dr. Kristyn White Davis
Extended Studies Faculty Advisory Committee Chair: Dr. Margie Massey (CEEPS)
Extended Studies Faculty Advisory Board Members: Dr. Ian Brennan (HSB), Dr. Richard Farrer (CSM), Dr. Steven Liebel (CHASS)
Advisor: Jason Engel
Extended Studies offers a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Interdisciplinary Studies. An interdisciplinary studies degree allows the student to choose a major or concentration in more than one area and study the subjects and topics that interest him/her. It also allows for students to combine science with other interests such as business, psychology, humanities, or social science. A major in interdisciplinary studies provides a flexible degree that provides students a means to combine multiple majors for degree completion. This new range of skills for the workplace allows students to make connections between different ideas and concepts, which bolsters their critical thinking, ability to be creative when solving problems, and collaboration skills that are essential for their success in their careers. The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies will be housed in the Division of Extended Studies. Extended Studies has developed a Faculty Advisory Board, with a member from each college to represent the faculty and approve all curriculum requirements. Upon entry into the new program, the student will work with the Extended Studies Academic Advisor to develop a program proposal, which includes a list of courses required to meet the requirements of the degree, and develop a plan for completion.
Proposed individual curriculum plans for degree completion will be approved by the chair of the committee, along with the Dean of Extended Studies.
This degree option is only available to students with 30 credits or more completed. Per university requirements, no more than 60 credits can be transferred from a 2-year college or 90 credits from a 4-year college. A student must complete 30 credits at CSU-Pueblo to receive the degree.
General Education (35 total credit hours):
|ENG 101||Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||Composition II||3|
|Science (Two courses from any science discipline including one lab hour in each)||8|
Interdisciplinary Core (21 credit hours):
The degree must have 7 of the courses listed in the Interdisciplinary Core.
|MCCNM 101||Media and Society||3|
|CS 101||Introduction to Chicano Studies||3|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|PSYCH 151||Human Development||3|
|MUS 118||Music Appreciation||3|
|POLSC 101||American National Politics||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening||3|
|or COMR 221||Interpersonal Communication|
|BUSAD 270||Business Communications||3|
|Upper Division Electives 1||42|
The upper division electives must total 42 credits, with 300/400 level courses in a consistent major with a minimum of 15 credit hours in two consistent majors (major prefixes) making the total 30 credits in two different disciplines. The remaining 10 upper division credits can come from alternate major/prefixes. The upper division courses must have 2.0 in all courses.
The remaining required credits (22 credit hours) are electives. This can include: Up to 6 credits of Prior Learning approved by the respective major department chair can be used towards the degree.
The courses cannot be dual counted for multiple graduation requirements.
A student cannot count credits for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree towards a second degree/major/minor.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop critical thinking, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills that allow them to see intellectual connections among various disciplinary fields.
- Students will develop linkages between their individualized intellectual inquiries and related areas in terms of contemporary challenges facing individuals, communities, and societies.
- Students will articulate their personal educational and professional goals focusing on existing and potential demand for the skills and knowledge they acquire in their degree program.
- Students will acquire an understanding of future opportunities for the program of study that they propose.