Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of course study to satisfy university graduation requirements.  Of those, at least 30 hours must be from UALR and at least 45 must be upper level. There are no prerequisites required to declare a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The major consists of three disciplines of study (18 hours each, 54 hours total), and two courses in Interdisciplinary Studies that all students must complete (6 hours total). Two of the three concentration areas must be chosen from a specific list of options.¬†¬†You can access the list of options here by selecting “Concentration Areas” on the left-hand navigation menu on this page.¬†

In addition to the major requirements, core requirements must also be completed.

Below you will find the general education core requirements. Variation may exist depending on your specific catalog year.  If you have questions or concerns regarding degree requirements, please contact your Education Counselor, Carmen Robinson at ccrobinson@ualr.edu

[  ]  ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS (9 HOURS)

  • RHET 1311 Composition I
  • RHET 1312 Composition II
  • SPCH 1300 Speech Communication

[  ]  SCIENCE (8 HOURS)

  • ANTH 1415 physical Anthropology
  • ASTR 1301 Introduction to Astronomy
    • And ASTR 1101 Introduction to Astronomy Lab
  • BIOL 1400 Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 1401 Science of Biology
  • CHEM 1409 Chemistry and Society
  • ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
    • And ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Lab
  • ERSC 1303 Historical Geology
    • And ERSC 1103 Historical Geology lab

HUMANITIES/ FINE ARTS (9 HOURS)
[  ]  One course (3 hours) from the following:

  • ENGL 2337 World Literature
  • ENGL 2338 World Literature Themes
  • PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society

[  ]   Two of the following course (6 hours)

  • MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
  • ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
  • THEA 2305 Introduction to Theatre and Dance

[  ]   MATH (3 HOURS)

  • MATH 1315 College Mathematics
  • MATH 1302 College Algebra

SOCIAL SCIENCES (15 HOURS)
[  ]   Two courses (6 hours) from the following

  • HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
  • HIST 1312 History of Civilization II

[  ]   One course (3 hours) from the following

  • HIST 2311 US History to 1877
  • HIST 2312 US History since 1877
  • POLS 1310 American National Government

[  ]   Two courses (6 hours) from the following

  • ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology
  • CRJR 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
  • ERSC 2300 Science of Technology
  • GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography
  • GNST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
  • POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
  • PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
  • RELS 2305 World Religions
  • SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology

[  ]   FOREIGN LANGUAGE (9 HOURS)

  • Beginning I (or equivalent)
  • Beginning II (or equivalent)
  • Intermediate I ( or equivalent)

[  ]  BAIS REQUIREMENTS (6 HOURS)

  • LIST/IDST 3350 Reasoning Across the Disciplines
  • LIST/IDST 4350 Liberal Arts Colloquium