BA in IDS (degree-only)
Purpose of Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (degree-only concentration) program is for students interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree without obtaining teacher certification.
The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.
Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies without teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.
MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
IDS Degree Requirements
A. IDS Core Courses
IDS 2113 Society and Social Issues
IDS 3003 STEM in Social Contexts
IDS 3013 Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
IDS 3123 Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
IDS 3713 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
B. IDS Required Courses
IDS 2403 Physical Science
IDS 2413 Earth Systems Science
IDS 3201 Inquiry in Physical Science
IDS 3211 Inquiry in Earth Systems Science
MAT 1153 Essential Elements in Mathematics I
MAT 1163 Essential Elements in Mathematics II
C. Area of Specialization
One area of specialization must be selected by the student seeking the IDS major only concentration. This involves a sequence of courses, with a minimum of 18–24 semester credit hours, including 6 hours at the upper-division level, in one specific area or discipline. The area of specialization should not include coursework in the IDS core or IDS required courses. Assistance in selection is available from the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center. Students are encouraged to select their area of specialization as early in their program as possible.
Upper-division courses to complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours. Advisors in the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center will assist interdisciplinary studies degree-only majors to use their electives to develop a coherent program of study using existing UTSA course offerings.
Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in general education and education research.
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All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:
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