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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Non-Teaching Option, B.S.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major, Liberal Arts Option (IDSL) degree is intended for students who have a clearly defined educational goal that cannot be met by another degree program or combination of majors and minors at RU. The flexibility offered by this program should be aimed at accomplishing unique and specifically defined sets of learning goals. Students must submit an application for admission to the IDSL program. Applications are available in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advising Center. In their application for admission to the IDSL program, students must complete an essay explaining why they want to enter the IDSL program by noting their educational and career goals and discussing why their goals cannot be met by existing majors and minors.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Additionally, courses used to meet Core Curriculum  requirements may not be double-counted toward the Liberal Arts Core, Concentrations, or B.S. requirements.

Liberal Arts Major Requirements (48 credits)

None of the classes used to fulfill Interdisciplinary Studies major requirements may be used to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (12 credits)

A minimum of three semester hours must be completed in each of the following areas:

  • Humanities (ENGL 306 , Professional Writing, or ENGL 307 , Business Writing,are recommended)
  • Philosophy (PHIL 112 , Ethics and Society, or PHIL 113, Reasoning and Argument, are recommended)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Liberal Arts Concentration

Concentration Requirements (36 credits)

Students must complete 36 credit hours from two departments (one must be from the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences) with no more than 24 hours from any one department. At least 50 percent of each concentration must be taken at the 300- -400-level and 50 percent of each concentration must be completed at Radford University. No courses from the College of Business and Economics can be used in either concentration. All coursework in each concentration will be used to compute each grade point average.

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

Taken in one discipline chosen from MATH, ITEC, or the natural and physical sciences.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)

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