UT Dallas 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)

Four-Year Degree Plan (Example)

This is an example only. Please see advisor to develop individual four-year plan.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
BIOL 1318 Human Genetics2 3 ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts2 3
COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication2 3 GOVT 2306 State and Local Government2 3
GOVT 2305 American National Government2 3 HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War2 3
HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities2 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra2 3 3
RHET 1302 Rhetoric2 3 SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology2 3
BIS 1100 Interdisciplinary Studies Freshman Seminar1 1
UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar1 0
  16   15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
GST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies7 3 ARHM 2340 Creativity6 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War2 3 ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics2 5 3
ISNS 2368 Weather and Climate3 3 ISIS 3335 United States and East Asia7 3
STAT 1342 Statistical Decision Making2 3 PSY 2301 Introduction to Psychology2 3
Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 3 Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 3
  15   15
Junior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
AMS 3316 Interpersonal Communication6 3 ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business4 3
COMM 3342 Advanced Topics in Communication6 3 SOC 3325 Race and Ethnicity5 3
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing4 3 Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 3
SOC 3382 Sustainable Communities5 3 Any Upper Level Elective 3
Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 3 Any Upper Level Elective 3
  15   15
Senior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
CRIM 3301 Theories of Justice5 3 AMS 3350 Crisis Communication6 3
FIN 3300 Personal Finance4 3 BIS 3320 The Nature of Intellectual Inquiry 3
LIT 3330 Linguistics6 3 COMM 4313 Advanced Public Speaking6 3
OBHR 3311 Principles of Management4 3 ISIS 3312 Women in Management7 3
Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 3 Any Lower or Upper Level Elective 2
UNIV 2020 Core Curriculum Assessment1 0
  15   14
1 Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3 A required major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in the Core Curriculum.
NOTE: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies requires two foundations and one concentration.
Two Foundations: 12 semester credit hours each (24 semester credit hours) The two foundations are drawn from School of Arts and Humanities, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Naveen Jindal School of Management, and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
One Concentration: 18 semester credit hours.Each student devises, in consultation with his/her advisor, the topic for the Concentration and selects 18 semester credit hours of coursework related to the topic, drawn from at least three academic disciplines.
4 This course is used for Foundation #1: Management.
5 This course is used for Foundation #2: Economics, Political & Policy Science.
6 This course is used for a Concentration in Communication.
7 This course fullfills Major Core Courses.There are acceptable guided Substitutions.
Please consult with department academic advisor for course substitutions.
Be sure to check prerequisites of Level 2 courses
120 semester credit hours required for graduation
This plan is a resource tool only; it does not replace your degree plan or academic advising.
Updated: 2020-03-03 10:29:58 v8.f7bd47