Interdisciplinary Studies

Description

An Interdisciplinary Studies major allows a student to meet his or her career goals, or plans for graduate school or seminary, by selecting two complementary "fields" of study.  These two fields together provide a broad, unique, integrated background to learning.

When the Interdisciplinary Studies major has been completed, the student will:

  • Present employers with a unique, integrated, interdisciplinary basis for career development;
  • Have developed a sound basis for graduate seminary study, in courses tailored to their interests;
  • Naturally develop a leadership style based in multiple disciplines;
  • Meet the academic standards for an Army or Air Force ROTC commission, if desired;
  • Have the opportunity to combine ministry, through a field of study such as Intercultural or Pastoral Studies, with a "tent-making" career track such as Deaf Culture Studies or Communications;

Courses

Part 1. General Education Core
Part 2. Biblical Studies Core
Part 3. Interdisciplinary Studies Major Core
54-57 Credits
Field 1: 30-31 credits
Biblical Languages: Hebrew or Greek*
Biblical Studies*
Business Administration*
Campus Missions*
Children's & Family Ministry
Communications Arts: Journalism
Communication Arts: Media Communications*
Elementary Education
English: General
English: Literature
English: Writing*
History
Intercultural Studies
Pastoral Studies
Psychology*
Seconday Education
Social Sciences*
Sports Management
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Urban Studies
Field 2: 24-26 credits
Biblical Languages
Biblical Languages: Hebrew or Greek
Biblical Studies*
Business Administration*
Campus Missions*
Children's and Family Ministries*
Communication Arts: Journalism
Communication Arts: Media Communications*
Deaf Culture Studies
Education*
English: General
English: Literature
English: Writing
History, Intercultural Studies
Military Science - ROTC
Pre-Law*
Psychology*
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Social Sciences*
Sports Management
Theology*
Urban Studies
Part 4. General Electives - including Bachelor of Arts Option*
6-9 Credits

Biblical Languages (Greek): Field 2*

Description

Courses

*Students incorporating this field will be required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Biblical Languages (Hebrew): Field 2*

Description

Courses

*Students incorporating this field will be required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Biblical Languages: Field 1

Description

Courses

At least 12 credits of Greek
At least 12 credits of Hebrew
At least 6 additional credits of Greek or 6 additional credits of Hebrew
* Students incorporating this field will be required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Biblical Languages: Field 2

Description

Courses

At least 6 credits of Greek
At least 6 credits of Hebrew
At least 12 additional credits of Greek or 12 additional credits of Hebrew or 6 additional credits of Greek and 6 additional credits of Hebrew

Biblical Studies: Field 1*

Description

Courses

New Testament
BIBL Gospel Elective (3)
BIBL Pauline Epistle Elective (3)
BIBL Acts, General Epistles, or Apocalyptic Literature Elective (3)
Old Testament
BIBL Law Elective (3)
BIBL Prophets Elective (3)
BIBL Writings Elective (3)
History, Culture and Method in Biblical Studies
Biblical Language
BLAN Second year of Greek or Hebrew (6)
*Students incorporating this field will be required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Biblical Studies: Field 2*

Description

Courses

New Testament
BIBL Gospel Elective (3)
BIBL Pauline Epistle Elective (3)
BIBL Acts, General Epistles, or Apocalyptic Literature Elective (3)
Old Testament
BIBL Law Elective (3)
BIBL Prophets Elective (3)
BIBL Writings Elective (3)
History, Culture and Method in Biblical Studies
*Students incorporating this field will be required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Campus Missions: Field 1

Description

Courses

Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
*Campus Missions Field 1 students must choose a Student Ministries advisor, in addition to consulting the Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair. The senior project must be taken under the direction of the Student Minstries Department.

Children and Family Ministries: Field 1

Description

Courses

*Children and Family Ministries Field 1 students must choose a Student Ministries advisor, in addition to consulting the Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair. The senior project must be taken under the direction of the Student Minstries Department.

English (Literature): Field 1

Description

Courses

Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
ENG 430 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 431 Milton (3)
Select two (6 credits):
ENG Additional literature course (3)
ENG Additional literature course (3)
Select two (6 credits):
ENG 300^ Additional ENG course that is 300 or 400 level(3)
ENG 300^ Additional ENG course that is 300 or 400 level (3)

English (Literature): Field 2

Description

Courses

Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
ENG 430 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 431 Milton (3)
Select two (6 credits):
ENG 300^ Additional ENG course that is 300 or 400 level(3)
ENG 300^ Additional ENG course that is 300 or 400 level (3)

History: Field 1

Description

Courses

Select two (6 credits):
*ICS 454 is repeatable, with different area emphases.

Military Science - ROTC: Field 2

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Courses

Pastoral Studies: Field 1*

Description

Courses

*Pastoral Studies students must choose a Pastoral Studies advisor, in addition to consulting the Department Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program. The senior project must be taken under the direction of a member of the Pastoral Studies Department.

Pre-Law: Field 2

Description

Courses

Critical Thinking & Analysis (Select One - 3 credits):
Writing and Speaking (Select One - 3 credits):
Human Behavior and Social Relations (Select One - 3 credits):
Leadership and Organization (Select One - 3 credits):
Law (Select One - 3 credits):
Pre-Law Electives (Select Three- 9 credits):
Select three additional courses from the list above

Psychology: Field 1

Description

Courses

Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Select three (9 credits):
PSYC Additional PSYC course (3)
PSYC Additional PSYC course (3)
PSYC Additional PSYC course (3)

Social Sciences: Field 1

Description

Note: 5 of the 10 classes for this Field must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

Courses

Geography (3 credits):
GEOG 262 Geography (3)
Social Relations (Select One - 3 credits):
Social Sciences Electives (24 credits):
Economics Elective (3) - See Below
Government Elective (3) - See Below
EDUC 222 Human Relations or Psychology Elective (3) - See Below
Communication Elective (3) - See Below
History Elective (3) - See Below
Intercultural Studies Elective (3) - See Below
Additional Social Sciences Elective (3) - See Below
Additional Social Sciences Elective (3) - See Below
Social Sciences Electives By Category:
Communication
Economics
Education
History
Intercultural Studies
Psychology
Science
Sociology/Social Work
Urban Studies

Social Sciences: Field 2

Description

Note: 4 of the 8 classes for this Field must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

Courses

Geography (3 credits):
GEOG 262 Geography (3)
Social Relations (Select One - 3 credits):
Social Sciences Electives (24 credits):
Economics Elective (3) - See Below
Government Elective (3) - See Below
EDUC 222 Human Relations or Psychology Elective (3) - See Below
Communication Elective (3) - See Below
History Elective (3) - See Below
Intercultural Studies Elective (3) - See Below
Social Sciences Electives By Category:
Communication
Economics
Education
History
Intercultural Studies
Psychology
Science
Sociology/Social Work
Urban Studies

TEFL: Field 1

Description

Courses

*Students enrolled in a TEFL field must earn a grade of “B” or higher in TEFL 250, a grade of “C” or higher in TEFL 352, and an overall GPA of 3.0 in the field.