Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Integrative Studies, B.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6124

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Integrative Studies allows students the flexibility to design a curriculum that integrates two or more areas of study reflecting their academic and professional goals. Working in collaboration with advisers, faculty, and relevant departments to develop a plan of study, this interdisciplinary degree prepares students for a variety of professional careers or graduate school. Students acquire relevant disciplinary knowledge and learn approaches to integrating disciplinary perspectives in order to more effectively address contemporary political, social, scientific, and humanitarian questions.

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

 

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42-45 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

Integrative Studies Tracks:


Specialized Studies Track


A 2.5 AGPA is required for entry into this track.

*Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

*Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. 12 credit hours from two chosen upper-level academic areas. 12 credit hours of upper-level coursework approved by the INTS Director reflecting integration and application of upper-level academic skills.

*Related studies (9 Credit Hours)


Varies depending on academic areas.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120-123 Credit Hours)


Note:


* These areas are to be planned closely with an Integrative Studies advisor and must follow requirements made, if any, by the academic areas selected for the degree. Any changes to an approved/signed INTS proposal must be re-evaluated and approved by an INTS advisor.

Environmental Policy Studies Track


A 2.5 AGPA is required for entry into this track.

*Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

*Major Requirements (51 Credit Hours)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. 12 credit hours each from three academic areas (36 credit hours) 12 credit hours of coursework approved by the INTS Director reflecting integration and application of upper-level academic skills.

Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120-123 Credit Hours)


Note:


* These areas are to be planned closely with an INTS advisor and must follow requirements made, if any, by the academic areas selected for the degree.  Any changes to an approved/signed INTS proposal must be re-evaluated and approved by an INTS advisor.

General Studies Track


A 2.0 AGPA is required for entry into this track.

*Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours) (See Note 1)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Varies depending on interest areas but must include: 

*Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)


Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Varies depending on interest areas, but must include:

Free Electives (21 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120-123 Credit Hours)


Notes:


  1. Course selections will be planned with the assistance of an INTS advisor. Any changes to an approved/signed INTS proposal must be re-evaluated and approved by an INTS advisor. Substitutions to any course can be made at the discretion of the LIS Department Chairperson or the INTS Director.
  2. This course can be waived and replaced with any lower-level course if the student has earned 90 hours at the end of the term he or she enters the major.
  3. Lower-level course approved by the INTS program coordinator include any ACST, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, CPE, CGDD, CS, CSE, CSIS, CYBR, DWMA, ECET, EE, ENGR, EDG, ENVS, GEOG, GEOL, ISA, IS, IT, WBIT, ITEC, ISCI, IAD, STS, MATH, MTRE, PHYS, SCI, SWE, STAT, and ISYE or PHIL 2500.
  4. This course can be waived and replaced with any lower-level course if the student has credit for an upper-level COM/ORGC/PR or foreign language course or if a COM or foreign language course is used in General Education. Foreign language courses are any CHNS, FL, HEBR, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LATN, PORT, RUSS, or SPAN.
  5. This course can be waived and replaced with any lower-level course if the student has credit for an upper-level LDRS course or HS 2200, MGT 3100, MGT 3190, MGT 4001, MGT 4002, MGT 4003, MGT 4004, MGT 4123, MGT 4124, MGT 4130, MGT 4161, MGT 4171, MGT 4172, ORGC 3459 or ORGC 4440 or if LDRS 2300 is used in General Education.
  6. Alternative courses approved by the INTS program coordinator include COM 3315, PR 3429, ORGC 3376, ENGL 3230, ENGL 3232, ENGL 3320, ENGL 3322, ENGL 3324, ENGL 3330, ENGL 3340, ENGL 3350, ENGL 3360, ENGL 3390, ENGL 3400, ENGL 3500, ENGL 3600, ENGL 4340, ENGL 4401, ENGL 4490, LING 3025, LING 3030, LING 3045, LING 3050, LING 3055, WRIT 3000, WRIT 3100, WRIT 3109, WRIT 3110, WRIT 3111, WRIT 3120, WRIT 3130, WRIT 3150, WRIT 3160, WRIT 3170 or an upper-level TCOM course. This course may be waived and replaced with any upper-level course if the student has credit for a lower-level TCOM course.
  7. Hours from ICT 2101, COM 2129, COM 1100, LDRS 2000, and/or WRIT 3140 with a grade of D can be used in Free Electives on the INTS plan if replaced by a substitution.

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