Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Curricular Requirements
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
A student may present a curriculum not included among the ones listed elsewhere in this catalog provided the program is focused toward meeting the student's particular educational goal by combining the offerings of two or more major departments. The program normally is developed and presented before the end of the second semester of the junior year or at the time when at least 30 credits of the proposed program remain to be taken. Exceptions allowing (a) presentation later in the student's academic career or (b) with fewer than 30 credits yet to be taken may be granted permission of the Dean or Associate Dean of CLASS. The program must be approved by: (a) at least one faculty member from each of the participating departments, one of which must be in CLASS, (b) the chair of one of the CLASS departments involved, and (c) the Dean or Associate Dean of CLASS. University requirements (see regulation J-3) and CLASS requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree apply. This program requires a minimum of 128 credits, of which at least 50 credits must be in courses numbered 200 or above, including a minimum of 36 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. It is recommended, however, that majors in interdisciplinary studies complete at least 50 credits in upper-division courses. In some cases, the Dean or Associate Dean of CLASS may approve participation by departments from other colleges and universities. Participation of such departments may permitted as long as one of the participating departments in the program is a CLASS department, and other University of Idaho and CLASS requirements are met.
Interested students should consult the CLASS dean's office in Moscow or Coeur d'Alene for further information about this program.