Interdisciplinary Studies, BAIS Flex-Track Degree for Adults

Offered in: Chicago | Schaumburg | Roosevelt Online

The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degrees at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Flex-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn the bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a Flex-Track degree that gives students the opportunity to create an academic program tailored to their specific interests. Working with an advisor and with the approval of the assistant dean of the College of Professional Studies, students may choose up to four academic areas in which to complete 48 credit hours of coursework. Careful selection of academic areas will allow students to craft a program of study that fits their long-term career goals.

Requirements

  • The Interdisciplinary Studies program will be designed in a conference between the student and the academic advisor and be approved by the College of Professional Studies assistant dean.
  • The major program consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours.
  • At least 33 credit  hours must be at the 200 level and above; of these, at least 15 credit  hours must be at the 300 level, of which nine credit  hours must be at Roosevelt.
  • Courses in an interdisciplinary program will be taken from at least two but no more than four academic areas.
  • Grades of C- or higher required in all major courses.
Core
100-level courses15
200-level courses18
300-level courses15
Functional area or minor
Related course in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor18
General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives54
Total Credit Hours120

General Education Requirements

Introductory
General Education Courses:
PLS 201CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS3
PLS 202INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING3
PLS 220TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY3
Mathematics:
MATH 110QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or higher)3
Other Requirements
General education (University Writing Requirement):
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
General Electives:
Select additional courses from any area to complete the 120-hour degree requirement
Upper Level General Education Seminars:
PLS 350SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 351SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 360NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I3
PLS 361NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II3
PLS 370HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 371HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 397ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION3
PLS 398SENIOR THESIS3
Total Credit Hours42