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    Feb 01, 2023  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSTU.BA)

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Degree Checklist

For a check list of all the courses required for this degree program and a suggested four-year sequence of study, please click on the link below.


Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSTU.BA)

General Education Requirements - Total Hours: 53- 59

Click here for the General Education Core requirements 

This program requires 6 hours of world language at the intermediate level.

Specialty Area Requirements - Total Hours: 39

Pre-Approved Courses
(All prerequisites must be taken for the courses in each program.)


The specialty area must meet the following criteria:

  • The major must include a minimum of 36 hours plus the 3-hour capstone course.
  • The student must select courses from four separate disciplines chosen from the list below.
  • A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken from each of the four selected disciplines.
  • At least 18 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
  • The student and advisor will select an appropriate course for the capstone.
  • The student must achieve a minimum major GPA of 2.0.
  • A minimum of 120 hours are required for graduation. If the major is only 36 hours, the student must take enough general electives to fill the remaining hours required for graduation.
  • Courses designated as general education core courses will not count toward an interdisciplinary area whether or not the student is taking the course to meet a general education requirement.

Choose courses from any four of the following disciplines:

If a student has coursework or an interest in a discipline not listed below, he/she may petition the Deans’ Council to include it as one of the four major disciplines.


Health Science
Information Systems
Intercultural Studies

Political Science

Some disciplines allow any courses to fulfill specialty area requirements, while others have specific course requirements or tracks.  If the discipline has prescribed tracks, it is important to follow these tracks before selecting other course offerings in that discipline. Questions should be directed to the IDSTU.BA advisor in the Department of Language and Literature.

Discipline Requirements

Art (Choose one track only)

Track One: Studio Art - 9

Track Two: Graphic Design - 9

Bible - 9

 Choose nine hours from any BIBL courses at the 300 level or above.

Biology - 9

Chemistry/Biochemistry - 9

English - 9

Choose nine hours from any ENGL courses at the 300 level or above.

French - 9

Choose nine hours from any FREN courses at the 300 level or above.

Health Science - 9

Choose nine hours from any HSCI courses at the 300 level or above.

History - 9

 Choose three courses from any HIST course numbered 300 and above

Information Systems - 9

Intercultural Studies -9

Select one course from each of the following clusters.

Linguistics - 9

Mathematics - 9


Note: This list assumes pre-requisites for all courses have been met.  Students must be accepted to the School of Music through the normal audition process.

  • Primary instrument study at the 300-level (1 hr)
  • Upper Division Exam (0 hrs)

Political Science - 9

Philosophy - 9

Choose nine hours from any PHIL courses at the 300 level or above.

Psychology – 9

Choose nine hours from any courses beyond PSYC-200

Sociology – 9

Choose nine hours from any courses beyond SOCI-200

Spanish - 9

 Choose 9 hours of SPAN courses at the 300 level or above.

Theatre (Choose one track only)

Track One: Theatrical Performance - 9

Track Two: Technical Theatre - 9

Track Three: Theatre History - 9

Theology - 9

Choose nine hours from any THEO courses at the 300 level or above.

Electives - Total Hours 22 - 28

Total Hours in Program: 120

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