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Degree Requirements

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a COMPREHENSIVE MAJOR IN INTERDISCIPLINCARY STUDIES:
The Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed for the motivated student who is seeking specific degree competencies not fulfilled by traditional degree programs offered through Chadron State College. This program is intended to meet the needs of students who are self-directed, have a clear sense of educational purpose, and are able to integrate learning experiences across the academic curriculum. Following an approved curriculum, the student completes an individualized educational experience intended to provide a coherent, goal-oriented, academically sound knowledge base that is directly relevant to the intellectual development and career path of the student.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student will:

  1. Describe connections between their coursework and their anticipated career
  2. Discuss linkages within their coursework
  3. Write logically and persuasively, using proper grammar and punctuation

Degree Requirements
Essential Studies..................................................................................................42
Courses selected in consultation with academic advisor
(a minimum of 40 hours must be 300 or 400 level courses).................................78

Minimum Total Credit Hours 120

Special Requirements

  • Application for the Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Interdisciplinary Studies must be made to the Dean of Curriculum and Graduate Studies prior to completing 90 semester hours of college credit.
  • At least 30 of the total semester hours must be completed through Chadron State College’s traditional classroom, interactive television, or online (Internet-based) instruction. The balance may be obtained through approved prior learning credit, CLEP, or Internships. No more than 42 semester hours may be earned through a combination of experiential credit programs (CLEP, Prior Learning Credit, Internships), with not more than 18 semester credit hours earned from any one experiential credit program.
  • Following acceptance into the program, students must meet with the Dean of Curriculum and Graduate Studies or designated academic advisor to complete an official plan of study.
  • Hours used to fulfill an Interdisciplinary major may not be used to fulfill additional majors or minors.

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