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Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)

Your Degree. Your Way.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) at UNG is the customizable degree program that allows students to design their curriculum based on their areas of interests and professional goals. This degree offers students the flexibility to choose a variety of combinations of the eight available concentrations in addition to the option of choosing courses from various disciplines within each concentration. >Students can choose to complete an internship for credit in an area of study of their choice and can design their senior capstone project around their research and/or career interests.

The IDST program is ideal for students with multiple areas of interests that do not want to be restricted to a single area of study. The field of Interdisciplinary Studies is growing as companies and professional organizations recognize the value of graduates with a breadth of skills and knowledge across different disciplines.

Your Degree. Your Way. Design your own degree program with the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies!

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Advantages of the IDST Degree

  • A great deal of flexibility in choosing not only areas of concentration, but courses within each area of concentration
  • A senior capstone course in which the student has the freedom to create/implement a senior project that is aligned with their graduate school and/or professional interests
  • The option to complete an internship for credit in any of the concentration areas
  • The flexibility to utilize most transfer courses within the degree program
"My concentrations are Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Science. I have already received job interviews and was told by one company that 'Our organization would be happy to have you and your unique qualifications added to our staff.'"
—Emma Poole, '19 (December)

Your Bachelor's Degree, Your Way

Choose a "Track"

These would be the subject areas that interest you and suit best what you might like to pursue after graduation. Want to pursue a career in outdoor education? Perhaps you could try out Kinesiology and Leadership as concentration areas with elective courses in outdoor leadership. Want to explore the world of museum curation? Maybe a degree with concentrations in Art, Business and History would best suit you. The combinations are endless, just select a track and tailor your degree today!

Track A (More in-depth): 

Concentration 1 Concentration 2 Electives IDST
24 Credit Hours 21 Credit Hours 12 Credit Hours 3 Credit Hours

Track B (Survey of 3 Concentrations): 

Concentration 1 Concentration 2 Concentration 3 Electives IDST
15 Credit Hours 15 Credit Hours 15 Credit Hours 12 Credit Hours 3 Credit Hours

Available Concentrations


Business

Accounting, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and Marketing


Fine and Performing Arts

Art, Film/Media Studies, Music and Theater


Humanities

Communication, English, Journalism, Modern Languages and Philosophy


Health & Human Services

Health, Human Services, Delivery Admin., Sports Medicine, Nursing, Kinesiology, Teacher Education and Athletic Training


Mathematics & Technology

Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Geographic Information Science


Military Science and Leadership

Military Sciences and specific courses approved by Director


Natural Sciences

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Physics, Environmental Science (ESCI & ENVE)


Social Sciences

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Sociology, Gerontology, Appalachian Studies, Psychology, and Environmental Studies

The IDST program is ideal for students who:

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Have multiple areas of interest that they would like to pursue and do not want to be restricted to a single degree program

Want to pursue an area of study that is not offered as a degree at UNG

 

Have taken upper level coursework in another major but have decided to pursue a different path and do not wish to "start over"

 

Cadets who wish to utilize their MILS courses to fulfill degree requirements rather than taking them in addition to degree requirements

Sample IDST Programs

Career Goal: Game warden
Concentrations: Natural Science & Social Science
Courses: Biology, Environmental Studies, Criminal Justice

Career Goal: Open a fitness center
Concentrations: Health & Human Services, Business, Social Science
Courses: Kinesiology, Management, Entrepreneurship, Psychology

Career Goal: Computer forensics analyst
Concentrations: Math & Technology, Social Science
Courses: Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Psychology

Career Goal: Museum curator — create/sell art
Concentrations: 
Fine & Performing Arts, Humanities, Business
Courses: Art History, Communications, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Career Goal: Get promoted into a corporate training role
Concentrations: 
Business, Humanities, Social Science
Courses: Marketing, Management, Communications, Psychology

Career Goal: Work in the CIA
Concentrations: 
Humanities, Social Science, Military Science & Leadership
Courses: Arabic, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Military Science

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