Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a B.A. with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, a student must fulfill university, college, and program requirements. As an interdisciplinary major of at least 50 hours, this major meets the College breadth requirement. Other hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
    Most majors do not complete 46 hours of coursework solely for the purpose of meeting University General Education requirements.  Instead they select courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • 16 hours foreign language requirement
  • 50 hours of major courses
  • At least 8 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

INDS 1000INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES3
One approved research methods or statistics course.3-4
Approved courses include but are not limited to the following:
SOCIAL STATISTICS
RESEARCH METHODS
RESEARCH METHODS
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN PUBLIC SECTOR
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL INQUIRY AND WRITING
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICAL METHODS I
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
MANAGERIAL STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS (4 credit hours)
Elective hours to be determined in consultation with the advisor5-11
INDS 4950SENIOR CAPSTONE3
Integrative Studies or Individualized Studies Concentration30-36
Optional
This academic plan may include one or more semesters of study abroad, or internships, if appropriate.
Total Credits50-51

Concentration in Exploratory Studies

If you are a first-year student wishing to reflect on your options in order to find the major that is the best fit, you may choose the Exploratory Studies Concentration.  You will engage in cross-curricular academic advising, career assessment, guided exploration of majors and careers, and programming.  You will have the opportunity to interact with advisors, faculty, upperclass students and professionals from different fields in order to discover your passions and make an informed decision on a major.  Exploratory Studies majors are required to switch to either the Integrative Studies or Individualized Studies concentrations, or change majors by the end of their third semester at UNO.

Course Requirement

INDS 1000INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES3

Concentration in Individualized Studies

This academic plan must include a total of at least 18 credits of upper-division coursework and 36 total credits from any academic programs in the university to build content knowledge in a specific area(s) of focus.  In consultation with director, faculty, and staff advisors students will design a rationale for the individualized portion of the major, which creates an academic plan with a unique, intentional academic focus.  This must be completed by the end of the first semester of the student’s junior year. 

Concentration in Integrative Studies

This academic plan must include two minor programs of study chosen in consultation with faculty and staff advisors from any academic programs in the university to build content knowledge in specific areas of focus.  Students must complete all requirements of each minor program of study including at least 18 credits of upper-division coursework.