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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
(degree-only concentration)

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies without teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. IDS 2303 or IDS 2313 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Literature. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science. IDS 2203 or IDS 2213 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in World Society and Issues.

IDS Degree Requirements (39 semester credit hours)

  1. IDS Core Courses (15 semester credit hours):

    IDS  2113  Society and Social Issues
    IDS  3003  Science and Humanity
    IDS  3013  Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
    IDS  3123  Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
    IDS  3713  Interdisciplinary Inquiry

  2. IDS Specialization Courses (24 semester credit hours):

    Social Sciences
    IDS  2203  World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
    IDS  2213  World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century

    Literature
    IDS  2303  World Literature I: Through the Sixteenth Century
    IDS  2313  World Literature II: Since the Sixteenth Century

    Sciences
    IDS  2403  Physical Science
    IDS  2413  Earth Systems Science

    Mathematics
    MAT  1153  Essential Elements in Mathematics I
    MAT  1163  Essential Elements in Mathematics II

Area of Specialization (18–24 semester credit hours)

One area of specialization must be selected by the student seeking the IDS major only concentration. This involves a sequence of courses, with a minimum of 18–24 semester credit hours, including 6 hours at the upper-division level, in one specific area or discipline. The area of specialization should not include coursework in the IDS core or specialization requirements. Assistance in selection is available from the COEHD Advising and Certification Center. Students are encouraged to select their area of specialization as early in their program as possible.

Electives (upper-division courses to complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours)

Advisors in the COEHD Advising and Certification Center will assist interdisciplinary studies degree-only majors to use their electives to develop a coherent program of study using existing UTSA course offerings.


B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Degree-only Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

YEAR 1
Fall Spring
MAT 1023 (core) 3 IDS 2113 (core and major) 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Natural Sciences Level I core 3 Natural Sciences Level II core 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
 
YEAR 2
Fall Spring
IDS 2303 (core and major) 3 IDS 2203 (core and major) 3
IDS 3013 3 IDS 2313 3
MAT 1153 3 IDS 2403 (or IDS 3234) 3
Economics core 3 MAT 1163 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 Area of Specialization course 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
YEAR 3
Fall Spring
IDS 2213 3 IDS 3003 3
IDS 2413 (or IDS 3224) 3 Area of Specialization course 3
IDS 3123 3 Upper-division elective 3
Area of Specialization course 3 Upper-division elective 3
Area of Specialization course 3 Upper-division elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
YEAR 4
Fall Spring
IDS 3713 3 Upper-division Area of Specialization course 3
Upper-division Area of Specialization course 3 Upper-division elective 3
Upper-division elective 3 Upper-division elective 3
Upper-division elective 3 Upper-division elective 3
Upper-division elective 3 Upper-division elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15

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