Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus, in the Kansas City area as an accelerated program, and online.
The Interdisciplinary Studies major allows the student to develop a major by combining two different disciplines. For the purpose of declaring a program of study, different disciplines are defined as the combination of offerings from two different major schools or departments. This affords students the flexibility to design their own degree while making an efficient use of courses they have accumulated. It requires the combination of two minor degrees of study: one that is listed in the catalog and another one either listed in the catalog or a Personal Minor constructed by the student out of a set of courses that represent a body of knowledge. For maximum flexibility, students can pursue this major as part of our online undergraduate programs, study interdisciplinary courses at the Parkville, MO campus in a traditional format, or earn an interdisciplinary degree in Kansas City at one of our metro area campus centers. This degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.
|Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog)||Hours|
|Minor One||One minor as described in the University catalog||18-21|
|Minor Two||One minor as described in the University catalog||18|
|A personal minor field of study constructed by the student and approved by the Dean of the School/College who supervises the program reflected in Minor One||18|
|LE 300||Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning Capstone||3|
|LS 400||Senior Project (The senior project normally is in one of the two disciplines reflected in the minor areas of study, but may be interdisciplinary. It is proposed by the student and completed through independent study.)||3|