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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, BA

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Delivery Area: Online

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements:

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00

Program Major Requirements (75 Credit Hours):

Other Program Requirements (9-11 Credit Hours):

Remaining General Education Requirements (28 Credit Hours)

This section is waived for those who hold a prior bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems electives (3):

Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems electives (3):

Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):

from two different disciplines

  • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
  • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
  • 3 CR
  • 3 CR
  • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
  • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
  • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
  • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
  • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):

Complete one of the following Humanities electives (3):

General Electives (7-9 Credit Hours):

  • Complete 7-9 credits of any 100-level or higher electives to reach the required 121 credit hours 7-9 CR

Advising Notes

  • No more than 39 credits total may be taken in any single discipline.
  • Capstone may be taken as an independent study or students may take a capstone course from a related program.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Paperwork Requirements

  • Students may design an individualized, interdisciplinary major, under the supervision of an interdisciplinary studies committee (INT Committee) comprised of a chair and two faculty representing the student’s primary area of study and areas of concentration.
  • Students are required to write a Statement of Interest and Intent in their required INT 208 course and to submit this Statement of Interest and Intent and an outline of their program by the end of their fourth semester.
  • The student should contact the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator for the necessary paperwork and advising.
  • This paperwork will contain:
  1. The title of the major (e.g. Art Therapy, American Cultural Studies, or Women’s Studies, for instance); and titles of primary area of study and two areas of concentration (all titles may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary); 2. A Statement of Interest and Intent, which includes a rationale for the major, including the student’s personal, educational, and professional goals related to the major; 
  2. The name(s) of the academic advisor(s)/INT committee;
  3. The student’s INT curriculum: coursework for the major requirements and general education requirements–both for coursework that has been completed as well as coursework that has been planned.
  4. Signature page:
    1. student
    2. academic advisor/INT committee chair
    3. INT committee member I
    4. INT committee member I
    5. Intercollegiate Council Chair
    6. dean
    7. provost
  • Amending the INT program curriculum is allowable at any time.  Minor changes (substitution of courses, for instance) will be made by the student’s advisor. Major amendments must be approved by the students Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will determine whether an amendment is major or minor.

Clep Information

  • CLEP examinations may be taken at any time in the student’s program.

Transfer Information

  • Credit is accepted in transfer only from those institutions accredited by one of the six regional associations of schools and colleges.

Upper-Level Courses

  • A minimum of 45 upper-level credit hours (300-400 level) are required to complete the degree.
  • Upper-level courses in which a grade of “D” was received may be used to meet program requirements, but are not applicable to the minimum upper-level credit hour requirement.

General Education:

It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen. To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy. The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.

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