Program Overview

Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado offers a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is 120 credits—38 credits are for general education courses, 40 credits are for academic discipline courses, and 42 credits are for electives. A minimum grade of C in all coursework must be earned in order to graduate. 

The BA Interdisciplinary curriculum combines two academic disciplines into one degree. Students have the opportunity in the classroom to choose two different academic disciplines that cater to their needs and future endeavors. Each academic discipline is composed of 20 credits. Students must submit an approval with a title and description for the selected Interdisciplinary Studies major to the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs. The parties must agree on the title and description of the major. Additionally, students must complete at least 42 credits of upper pision courses (300/400 level).

Interdisciplinary Studies majors are required to meet technology proficiency; this can be completed by taking BUS120, CSCI100, or an equivalent transfer course. This proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year. The credits for electives may be transferred from other institutions or taken at ASU. These credits are only used for electives and not anywhere else for the degree requirements.  Additionally, students must submit a writing portfolio by the seventh week of the penultimate semester prior to graduation, in order to demonstrate the students’ writing proficiency.

Furthermore, all students at ASU are required to meet the residency requirement. Students must complete at least 30 semester credits of ASU courses at an off-campus site or by completing online courses, which are approved, and in the distance-learning catalog. Credits that are earned in online courses have the same distinction as campus based courses, in order to meet residency requirements or other requirements for other degree programs at ASU.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    "Great Stories Begin Here" is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. Student success is the result of a caring campus culture and a highly qualified faculty focused on teaching and excellence within their disciplines. An intimate campus with tree-lined walkways, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, supportive programs, and vibrant student life await Adams State students. 

    Founded in 1921 as a teachers' college, Adams State is a university offering undergraduate majors, minors and emphases. ASU also offers master's degree programs and a doctoral program – most offered online. New academic programs are developed to address student and societal need. 


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