Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS)
Program Director: Dr. Donna Akers
The undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Program (INTS) offers both the Bachelor of Arts (BAIS) and the Bachelor of Science (BSIS) degrees. These are individualized degrees that allow students to develop broad academic themes or topics that fall outside the usual departmental boundaries. Students work closely with an INTS Academic Advisor to design a rigorous and coherent program that meets the University's academic standards, contributes to professional growth, and/or prepares for future graduate study. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.25.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is based on the theme of Social Justice, which views all research and learning as happening within a context of social relations. Issues and problems that face the world today take place in the context of interactions between individuals, groups, nations and institutions where power, privileges and resources are unevenly distributed. Exploring the concepts of social justice are essential to understanding social, environmental, political and technological changes in the past, present and future.