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.
- 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.
|Functional area or minor|
|Related course in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor||18|
|General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives||54|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
General Education Requirements
|General Education Courses:|
|PLS 201||CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS||3|
|PLS 202||INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING||3|
|PLS 220||TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY||3|
|MATH 110||QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or higher)||3|
|General education (University Writing Requirement):|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Select additional courses from any area to complete the 120-hour degree requirement|
|Upper Level General Education Seminars:|
|PLS 350||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 351||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 360||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I||3|
|PLS 361||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II||3|
|PLS 370||HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 371||HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 397||ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION||3|
|PLS 398||SENIOR THESIS||3|
|Total Credit Hours||42|