Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America

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Interdisciplinary Studies

A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

Interdisciplinary studies is a focus that helps students gain a better understanding of a wide variety of subjects. Individuals who train in interdisciplinary studies may take classes in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts departments in order to meet their general education requirements.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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Bachelor in Information Sciences

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The central organizing concept of this major is information — its structures in verbal, visual, mediated, and quantitative forms; its storage, analysis, evaluation, processing and communication by both machines and people. The program depends on current technologies and continues to evolve as technologies change. [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. The central organizing concept of this major is information — its structures in verbal, visual, mediated, and quantitative forms; its storage, analysis, evaluation, processing and communication by both machines and people. The program depends on current technologies and continues to evolve as technologies change. Students can expect curricular additions and should consult with their advisor early and often to be aware of pending changes. The curriculum ranges widely across several disciplines, all of which are represented in the core requirements. They include computing, linguistics, cognitive psychology, communication theory, organizational communication and management, mathematics, data and information technologies, and language. Computing represents an important dimension of this major, but students also are expected to be thoroughly grounded in human language, human information processing, and communication. This helps ensure against narrow technical preparation, which too often leads to rapid obsolescence in rapidly changing fields, and it prepares students to make the most creative and useful applications of various information technologies. A goal of the program is to train students to conceptualize and solve information problems in interdisciplinary situations. A core introductory course focuses on information problems; most of the courses require projects, and many demand group work. A research project or internship is also required of all majors. Moreover, each student negotiates an individual area of emphasis. This requirement is an opportunity to apply information principles to a particular problem area or to gain further tools for a specific career direction. Students also develop... [-]

Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major... [-]

Bachelor in Pre-Law

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

William Peace University brings the judicial system to you. Located just blocks from state and local courts, as well as the General Assembly, where laws are made, WPU pre-law students learn the legal system by working in it every day. [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. William Peace University brings the judicial system to your doorstep. Located just blocks from state and local courts, as well as the General Assembly, where laws are made, WPU pre-law students learn the legal system by working in it every day. The William Peace University Pre-Law Program consists of inter-disciplinary courses that will help you hone the skills that law schools and the legal profession desire. You will develop your critical thinking, analytical writing and public speaking abilities in the courses. The Raleigh Experience is an innovative new program putting WPU students in the middle of the exciting world of North Carolina politics. All pre-law majors spend a semester working full time at four different sites related to the law profession. Students fill their contact lists with professional contacts as they spend their final semester of college working in four different full-time internships in the heart of the state capital. During the senior year, a WPU Pre-Law major will participate in an intensive (40 hours per week) learning experience, similar to a co-op program at other institutions. They will work for sponsoring organizations in three areas related to the law profession, which can include: advocacy/lobbying, governance, law, non-profit administration, politics, policy research, and public administration. During the semester, they will rotate through four, four-week practicums and be concurrently enrolled in their senior seminar course. One session a student might be helping legislators draft bills in the General Assembly. The next they could... [-]

Health and Physical Education

University of the Pacific
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Stockton

The department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences (HESP)is engaged in understanding and promoting health and human movement. Our goal is to examine how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. [+]

Health and Physical Education The department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences (HESP)is engaged in understanding and promoting health and human movement. Our goal is to examine how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. We do this from a wide range of perspectives including biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, business, education, and philosophy to ensure that our graduates are able to conceptualize and analyze health and human movement in a holistic manner. The Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Department embraces three core values: Innovation, Immersion and Interdisciplinary. These three values will be stranded throughout all HESP courses. Immersive: The HESP Department facilitates learning not only through deep disciplinary information but also through immersive learning experiences. This immersion will occur in the courses through assignments, speakers and excursions. It will further extend beyond the classroom by providing students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities and internships. Innovative: In an ever-changing world, the HESP Department prides itself on adopting, modeling and promoting innovative teaching/clinician practices and assessment strategies. Coursework will also include the instruction about relevant disciplinary technologies and, when possible, employ these technologies for assignments, development, and assessment. Interdisciplinary: Knowledge, research, and careers in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences draw from numerous disciplines. As a result, the HESP Department maintains a broad and differentiated curriculum. This provides students with the knowledge needed to operate in a dynamic environment, expose them to a variety of career possibilities in the field and ultimately enables them to... [-]

Bachelor in Liberal Studies

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Liberal Studies major does more than give students skills for the workplace, it prepares them for life by teaching them to become thinkers and learners. This program steps outside the confines of the typical classroom experience and offers students choices and flexibility as they dig deeper into important issues facing society. [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. The Liberal Studies major does more than give students skills for the workplace, it prepares them for life by teaching them to become thinkers and learners. This program steps outside the confines of the typical classroom experience and offers students choices and flexibility as they dig deeper into important issues facing society. Instead of telling students what they need to learn, we invite them to build their own curriculum that fits their specific needs and interests. This major is not for students who are unsure of their direction but rather those who have a passion for learning in all forms. Through this multi-disciplinary approach, students are taught to ask questions, gather information and evaluate evidence. They're presented with challenging coursework that forces them to delve into difficult issues, confront moral problems and better understand the world they live in. With the breadth and depth this major offers students explore topics they might have otherwise overlooked. This experience provides a perspective students use to cultivate their own concentration and build a degree that fits their future goals. Students are required to take two critical thinking seminars as well as 30 hours in seven of the following eight liberal studies areas: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy/Religion and Social Sciences. After completing the general course requirements, students take 18 to 24 hours in one subject. Concentrations are more flexible than minors are. They can be composed of courses from two... [-]

Bachelor of University Studies in University Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff + 1 more

This undergraduate program attracts students with an individual vision of what they would like to pursue. With an advisor’s assistance, junior-level students can pair two minors to create a unique synergy. [+]

This undergraduate program attracts students with an individual vision of what they would like to pursue. With an advisor’s assistance, junior-level students can pair two minors to create a unique synergy. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of University Studies? Are you fascinated by two different subjects but don't want to major in either of them? Have you earned a substantial amount of credit already? Do you know what your future career will be and want an education tailored to your specific needs? If you have 60 or more units of earned college-level coursework and obtain the recommendation of an advisor, you can complete a degree that provides the flexibility to change direction and build upon prior educational experiences in multiple disciplines. This degree will provide you with rigorous study in two areas - you will complete two minors - and focused preparation for your career path. Note: If you want to major in University Studies, you must have 60 units of university coursework successfully completed or in progress. You must also apply through the Gateway Student Success Center to be accepted into the program. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Entreprenuership (several BUS students run their own businesses) Teach English abroad (ESL) US Forest Service With further education, one of these paths is possible: Physical therapy Medical Technician Nursing School University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies... [-]

Bachelor in Exercise Science

Transylvania University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lexington

The exercise science major provides the foundation for a broad range of post-graduate opportunities. [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. The exercise science major provides the foundation for a broad range of post-graduate opportunities. The curriculum covers the science behind human movement to help students understand the complex relationships among physical activity, health, and wellness. Students can then apply the concepts learned in class to practical experiences through internships at physical and occupational therapy practices, corporate wellness centers, and sports medicine clinics. The Transylvania Edge Exercise science majors at Transylvania benefit from the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center, a 97,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that accommodates varsity sports, intramurals, fitness activities, and casual recreation. While the center was designed for all Transylvania students, it superbly fills the curricular needs of the exercise science program, offering three classrooms, an exercise physiology lab, a dance studio with sprung floor, and a training room with hydrotherapy facilities. Possible career options: Physical therapist/occupational therapist Exercise physiologist Wellness director Teacher/coach/sports administrator Nurse practitioner Where our graduates study: George Washington University Johns Hopkins University University of Evansville University of Tennessee Vanderbilt University Washington University in St. Louis Positions our graduates have held: Physical therapist Occupational therapist Cardio rehab specialist College professor/coach Physician's assistant [-]

Bachelor in Film and New Media Studies

Wheaton College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Norton

FNMS introduces students to the theoretical, historical, aesthetic, global and technological dimensions of cinema and digital media. Such media inform not only how we understand and value representation, but how we understand and value the ideas, peoples, places and cultures that we see represented. [+]

Wheaton is excited to announce its new interdisciplinary program in Film & New Media Studies. FNMS introduces students to the theoretical, historical, aesthetic, global and technological dimensions of cinema and digital media. Such media inform not only how we understand and value representation, but how we understand and value the ideas, peoples, places and cultures that we see represented. As information and communication technologies and media comprise an ever more prominent aspect of daily life, their social, psychological, cultural, political, economic and environmental impact becomes increasingly consequential. So too does the need to identify, study and responsibly contribute to that impact. The Film and New Media Studies major is designed to be at once intellectually cohesive yet highly flexible. Multiple pathways through the major ensure that in addition to developing competencies in core areas, students can, in consultation with their academic advisor, plan a program of study that will help them identify and achieve their goals both while at Wheaton and in their post-graduation pursuits. Designed in the liberal arts tradition and for the 21st century, Wheaton’s Film & New Media Studies program emphasizes... Developing skills, knowledge and literacies that will help achieve academic 
and professional success; Understanding the past, participating in the present and preparing for the future; Critical thinking, computational thinking and creative innovation; The integration of curricular and co-curricular learning experiences; Project- and participation-based learning; Thoughtful engagement with a diverse range of views, cultures, traditions and people; Opportunities to study abroad and to participate in summer internship.... [-]

Bachelor in Neuroscience

Wheaton College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Norton

Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances the understanding of the biological basis of thought, emotion, and behavior. [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. To understand the brain is to understand behavior. Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances the understanding of the biological basis of thought, emotion, and behavior. Neuroscience includes the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging, neurological and psychiatric disorders, molecules, cells, and genes responsible for nervous system functioning. Neuroscientists use a wide range of tools and approaches to examine molecules, nerve cells, neural networks, brain systems, and behavior. From these studies, they learn how the nervous system develops and functions normally and what goes wrong in neurological disorders. Major Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, psychology and chemistry to investigate how the nervous system generates the complex experience and behavior of humans and other animals while being shaped in turn by the organism’s engagement with the environment. Drawing most heavily on the offerings of its home departments of psychology and biology, but with additional courses in chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, the neuroscience major offers excellent preparation for post-graduate education and careers in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. Major requirements The major consists of at least 14 courses, 4 of which must be at the 300-level or above, including the Senior Seminar in Neuroscience. [-]

BA or BSc in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

HIWASSEE COLLEGE
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Madisonville

The degree program in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts is designed to foster the inquisitive learner, one capable of evaluating methods and techniques for solving problems and proficient in the creation and communication of ideas. [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond. Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres. BACHELOR OF ARTS/SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY LIBERAL ARTS The degree program in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts is designed to foster the inquisitive learner, one capable of evaluating methods and techniques for solving problems and proficient in the creation and communication of ideas. Upon completing the program, students may enter the workforce or continue their studies to pursue a profession in fields such as education, ministry, medicine, music, law, journalism, public relations, human services, criminal justice, etc. The program is both interdisciplinary and flexible, emphasizing the interrelationships among the academic subjects and allowing students to design a course of study, in consultation with the faculty, that best suits their interests. Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science depending on whether or not they choose to complete the foreign language requirement necessary for the B.A. degree. Program Outcomes The student will be able to: Critique major contributors/periods in the core disciplines. Evaluate established theories/viewpoints to contemporary national and international issues. Independently use library and technology resources to conduct research that incorporates and properly cites ideas from multiple sources. Present conclusions that demonstrate the... [-]

Bachelor in Forensics

West Virginia University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Morgantown Montgomery

Forensic science programs of variable quality are appearing at many institutions. How do you decide which is right for you? Why should you consider WVU? It is an individual decision based on many factors, but some things you should know about WVU... [+]

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in North America 2017. Forensic science programs of variable quality are appearing at many institutions. How do you decide which is right for you? Why should you consider WVU? It is an individual decision based on many factors, but some things you should know about WVU... Accredited programs such as ours have to meet rigorous standards in our classes, structure, facilities, and faculty qualifications. A degree from an accredited institution carries significant weight in the forensic science community and that will become increasingly important as the number of forensic science graduates enter the job market. Our program is approaching the decade-old mark and was one of the first accredited programs in the nation. We employ full-time faculty with real forensic experience, professors whose one and only job is to pass their knowledge and experience to the next generation of forensic leaders. All of our students complete a rigorous, 420-hour summer internships at locations such as the United States Secret Service, state and local police agencies and labs, and forensic laboratories nationwide. Working with students, we organize the internships, check on progress, and insure that the experience helps you mature from a student to a forensic professional. Many students obtain their first job as a a result of their internship, either directly or indirectly. Upon graduation from the Forensic and Investigative Science Program, students will be able to: Take data generated during a forensic investigation and prepare for trial. Students should be able to testify to the... [-]