Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Non-Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 123   
Major: 59 SCH                        Minor: 20 SCH

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Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics3
READ 3433Literacy Foundations EC-63
or READ 3423 Literacy Foundations: 4-8
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Sustainable Physical Science
Science in the Elementary Classroom
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology I
General Chemistry Laboratory I
General Chemistry I
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I3
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II3
MATH 1543Mathematics Concepts III3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Social Studies
World Regional Geography
KINS 3583Health and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents3
FS 3573Creative Arts for Elementary School Aged Children3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
Total SCHs60

Other Requirements

SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology (GP)3

Concentration Areas (select one)

Select one 18 hour concentration area: 18
Special Populations (select 18 hours)
Teaching English As a Second Language
Foundations of Bilingual Education
Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavioral Difficulties
Behavior Management Strategies for Student with Disabilities
Theories of Second Language Acquisition for ESL and Bilingual Teachers
Independent Study
Community Informatics (select 18 hours)
Introduction to Informatics
Special Topics
Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval
Knowledge Economy
Big Data and High Performance Computing
Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics
Total SCHs18

(GP) satisfies global perspectives requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
SPCH 1013Oral Communication SPCH 13113
Wellness CAO2
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Mathematics Core 
KINS 3583Health and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents 3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
Social & Behavioral Science Core3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I 3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics 3
Concentration Area Elective 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators 3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
SOCI 3273 or HIST 3223World Regional Geography 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II MATH 13503
Concentration Area Elective3
 SCHs 18
Third Year
FallTCCN
Concentration Area Elective3
Concentration Area Elective3
MATH 1543Mathematics Concepts III MATH 13513
READ 3433 or 3423Literacy Foundations EC-6 3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Sustainable Physical Science PHYS 1415 
Science in the Elementary Classroom  
Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 1106 
Principles of Biology I BIOL 1306 
General Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 1111 
General Chemistry I CHEM 1311 
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators 3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Sustainable Physical Science PHYS 1415 
Science in the Elementary Classroom  
Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 1106 
Principles of Biology I BIOL 1306 
General Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 1111 
General Chemistry I CHEM 1311 
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
Concentration Area Elective3
FS 3573Creative Arts for Elementary School Aged Children 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
Life/Physical Science Core3
SOCI 1013 (GP)Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
Concentration Area Elective3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  123

(GP) satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.