The Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) program offers students advanced interdisciplinary study across and beyond the fields traditionally associated with the arts and sciences. The program balances breadth and depth that focuses on positioning students to participate in workplace and civic leadership in a democratic society, to enrich their personal lives and their communities, and to appreciate and care for the natural environment. It is the goal of the program to promote lifelong learning.
The IAS program prepares students to become contributing and informed citizens in a global community. Specifically, the IAS program enhances UOG’s aspiration for students to attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an educated person, including the ability to think critically, to communicate effectively to identify and resolve problems reflectively, and to use information and technology responsibly; an appreciation for the creative and performing arts; and a basis for continued personal development and lifelong learning.
All options are infused with a multicultural perspective that incorporates opportunities to study and appreciate the beliefs, values, history, and the traditions of peoples within the United States and around the world.
When students are ready to apply for admissions to the program, the student will:
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Total Credit Hours Required within the major
Upper Division Coursework in the Major:
Major Concentration: 21 cr hours minimum
Non-Major IAS Concentrations: 18 cr hours (6 credits in each of three)
Gateway and Capstone: 6 credit hours
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Students in the IAS Program must choose one major and complete 6 credit hours in each of the remaining three concentrations. The four IAS Concentrations are:
*Students concentrating in this area are required to take AN/HI413 or PS300
*Students concentrating in this are required to take EN311 or EN319 or EN400
*Students concentrating in this are required to take AN/HI413 or PS300 or PY413
*Students concentrating in this area are required to take BI412 or CH311 or CH312 or CH330(L) or CH410(L)
IAS 101: Gateway to Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
IAS 497: IAS Capstone Course