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Undergraduate Degree Program


Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Within the Interdisciplinary Studies major, seven areas of emphasis are offered. The areas correspond with certification frameworks in the State of Texas. Areas of emphasis include Early Childhood Generalist (EC-6) and middle school areas of English Language Arts and Reading 4-8, Social Studies 4-8, Mathematics 4-8, Science 4-8, English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 4-8, and Mathematics/Science 4-8. In some areas, Student Teaching is completed after graduation.

The Basic Requirements for All Areas (22 hours):

EDU 3322, 3323, 3102, 3305, 3325, 3101, 3327, 3147, 3148, 5351.

Additional Required Courses according to emphasis:

EC-6 (16 hours): 3326, 3103, 4343, 3330, plus one reading elective selected from either 3324 or 5354; and one education elective (3 hours) selected from 3324, 3329, 5352, 5354, or course approved by the Department Chair.

English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (22 hours): one reading elective selected from 3324, 5323 or 5354, 3328, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, and 9 hours upper division English selected and approved by advisor.

Social Studies 4-8 (22 hours): 3328, 3330, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, and 9 hours upper division History/Politics/Economics selected and approved by advisor.

Mathematics 4-8 (25 hours): 3328, 3329, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, 6 hour math elective beyond core, plus 9 hours upper division math selected and approved by advisor. A minimum of 18 hours Math required.

Science 4-8 (26 hours + lab hours): 3326, 3103, 3328, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, 3 hours science elective beyond core plus 9 hours upper division science selected and approved by advisor. A minimum of 18-19 hours science required.

English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 4-8 (28 hours): one reading elective from 3324, 5323, or 5354; 3328, 3330, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, and 6 hours upper division English and 6 hours upper division History/Politics/Econom­ics selected and approved by advisor.

Mathematics/Science 4-8 (32 hours + lab hours): 3326, 3103, 3328, 3329, 4343 or 4346, 3111, 5352, at least 12 hours each in Math and Science (1 course Math beyond core plus 6 additional upper division hours in Math and 6 additional upper division hours in Science beyond core). Ecology is a recommended science course.

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