Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Requirements

A prospective student's previous coursework will be evaluated to determine if student learning outcomes of the core and/or the options have been met by a course not listed below. Only UNCW courses that are offered online on a consistent basis are listed for this major, so substitutions are often appropriate and accepted.

IDS 300 and IDS 400 must be completed at UNCW.

Students must complete:

  • Core requirements (15 hours)
  • Option Requirements from at least two disciplines (12 hours)
  • Electives courses from any of the options (12 hours)
  • 24 hours at the 300/400 level in the major

Courses used to satisfy core requirements cannot be used to satisfy the option requirements.

Core Requirements (15 hours):

IDS 300 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 400 - Capstone in Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Perspectives (one of):

  • AFN 130 - African American Studies
  • HST 104 - Introduction to Global History Since 1848
  • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
  • PAR 373 - Chinese Religions
  • PLS 220 - Introduction to International Relations
  • SOC 240 - Individuals and Societies in a Global World

Intellectual Inquiry and Contemporary Issues (one of):

  • CRM 110 - Crime and Justice Issues
  • EDN 200 - Teacher, School and Society
  • PAR 215 - Bioethics
  • SOC 215 - Modern Social Problems
  • WGS 210 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

Critical Reasoning (one of):

  • BAN 280 - Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
  • ENG 303 - Reading and Writing Arguments
  • PAR 110 - Introduction to Logic
  • PAR 115 - Introduction to Ethics
  • STT 215 - Introduction to Statistics
  • Any course within the Critical Reasoning component of University Studies: University Studies Critical Reasoning

Option Requirement (12 hours):

  • Arts and Humanities Option

    Arts and Humanities Option

    • ARH 202 - Renaissance Through Early Twentieth Century
    • ARH 203 - Art of the Non-Western World
    • ARH 386 - History of Photography
    • COM 101 - Public Speaking
    • COM 265 - Communication Media
    • CRW 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing
    • ENG 110 - Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 210 - Mythology
    • ENG 371 - European Literature Since 1900
    • FST 110 - Concepts in Film
    • HST 102 - Western Civilization II
    • HST 103 - Introduction to Global History 1500-1848
    • HST 104 - Introduction to Global History Since 1848
    • HST 105 - United States to 1865
    • HST 106 - United States from 1865 to Present
    • HST 250 - North Carolina Indians
    • HST 270 - Global Issues in Historical Perspective
    • HST 303 - Film and History
    • HST 387 - History of the Middle East in the 18th and 19th Centuries
    • PAR 103 - Introduction to Religion
    • PAR 125 - Great Books of the World’s Religions
    • PAR 215 - Bioethics
    • PAR 232 - Asian Religions
    • PAR 355 - Southern Religion
    • PAR 364 - Religious Views of Death and Dying
    • PAR 371 - Buddhism
    • PAR 372 - Religions of India
    • PAR 374 - Japanese Religions
    • THR 121 - Introduction to Theatre
    • THR 165 - Dramatic Heritage: Study and Analysis of Plays
    • THR 322 - A Social History of Western Theatre II
    • THR 368 - Contemporary British and Irish Dramatic Literature
    • THR 369 - The American Canon: Seminar in Dramatic Literature
    • WGS 210 - Introduction to Women’s Studies
    • WGS 495 - Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.

  • Enterprise and Economy Option

    Enterprise and Economy Option

    (At least one course must be from Cameron School of Business)

    • ACG 201 - Financial Accounting
    • ACG 203 - Managerial Accounting
    • BAN 280 - Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • BLA 361 - Legal Environment of Business
    • BUS 206 - Career Essentials
    • COM 101 - Public Speaking
    • COM 272 - Introduction to Organizational Communication
    • COM 378 - Business and Professional Communication
    • CSC 105 - Computing Competencies for College and the Workplace
    • ECN 221 - Principles of Economics-Micro
    • ECN 222 - Principles of Economics-Macro
    • EDN 211 - Principles of Leadership
    • ENG 204 - Introduction to Professional Writing
    • ENG 311 - Professional Magazine Writing
    • ENG 312 - Writing for Business
    • FIN 335 - Principles of Financial Management
    • INB 300 - International Business
    • MGT 350 - Principles of Management
    • MIS 213 - Introduction to Management Information Systems
    • MKT 340 - Principles of Marketing
    • SCM 370 - Principles of Operations Management
    • STT 215 - Introduction to Statistics
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.
  • Global and International Option

    Global and International Option

    • ANT 105 - Introduction to Anthropology
    • ANT 206 - Cultural Anthropology
    • COM 344 - Intercultural Communication
    • EVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
    • EVS 205 - Global Environmental Issues
    • GGY 140 - Introduction to Human Geography
    • GGY 181 - World Geography II
    • GGY 215 - The Digital Globe
    • GGY 230 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
    • HST 103 - Introduction to Global History 1500-1848
    • HST 104 - Introduction to Global History Since 1848
    • INB 300 - International Business
    • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
    • INT 200 - Global Capitalism and its Discontents
    • INT 300 - Interdisciplinary and International Studies
    • INT 317 - Dictators, Despots, and Presidents for Life
    • INT 351 - The Contemporary Persian Gulf
    • INT 352 - The Contemporary Middle East
    • INT 353 - Modern Iraq
    • PAR 230 - Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • PAR 232 - Asian Religions
    • PLS 111 - Politics and Government in Global Perspective
    • PLS 220 - Introduction to International Relations
    • SOC 240 - Individuals and Societies in a Global World
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.
  • Human Wellbeing Option

    Human Wellbeing Option

    • ATR 470 - Medical Terminology for Health Professions
    • BIO 201 - Principles of Biology: Cells
    • BIO 240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO 246 - Microbiology of Human Diseases
    • CHHS 210 - Creating Happiness and Well-Being
    • CHM 101 - General Chemistry I
    • EXS 322 - Sports Nutrition
    • GRN 101 - Introduction to Gerontology
    • HEA 105 - Individual Well-Being
    • HEA 207 - Nutrition and Behavior
    • PBH 105 - Explorations in Public Health
    • PSY 105 - General Psychology
    • PSY 223 - Life Span Human Development
    • PSY 247 - Abnormal Psychology
    • REC 265 - Leisure and Society
    • SWK 235 - Introduction to Social Work and the Social Welfare System
    • STT 210 - Introduction to Statistics with Applications in the Health Sciences
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.
  • Science and Technology Option

    Science and Technology Option

    • ANT 207 - Archaeology
    • ANT 210 - Physical Anthropology
    • BAN 280 - Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • BIO 201 - Principles of Biology: Cells
    • BIO 202 - Principles of Biology: Biodiversity
    • CHM 101 - General Chemistry I
    • CIT 110 - Fluency in Information Technology
    • CSC 105 - Computing Competencies for College and the Workplace
    • EDN 301 - Instructional Design and Evaluation
    • EDN 303 - Instructional Technology
    • EDN 322 - Foundations of Number and Algebraic Reasoning (K-6)
    • EDN 325 - Foundations of Geometry, Measurement and Data (K-6)
    • EVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
    • EVS 205 - Global Environmental Issues
    • FSC 211 - Fundamentals of Forensic Science
    • GGY 130 - Introduction to Physical Geography
    • GGY 230 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
    • GLY 120 - Environmental Geology
    • GLY 125 - Natural Disasters
    • OCN 150 - Introduction to Oceanography
    • STT 215 - Introduction to Statistics
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.
  • Social Institutions and Human Behavior Option

    Social Institutions and Human Behavior Option

    • ANT 205 - Human Societies
    • ANT 206 - Cultural Anthropology
    • ANT 207 - Archaeology
    • ANT 210 - Physical Anthropology
    • CRM 105 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRM 255 - Criminology
    • CRM 307 - Police in Society
    • CRM 310 - White Collar Crime
    • CRM 315 - Victimology
    • CRM 330 - Corrections
    • CRM 370 - Minorities, Crime and Criminal Justice Policy
    • CRM 375 - Drugs and Crime
    • CRM 380 - Criminal Law
    • CRM 390 - Media, Crime, and Justice
    • CRM 405 - Criminal Justice Administration
    • CRM 450 - Criminal Justice Theory
    • CRM 460 - Crime and Public Policy
    • EDN 200 - Teacher, School and Society
    • EDN 203 - Psychological Foundations of Teaching
    • EDN 304 - Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education
    • EDN 370 - Gender and Education
    • EDN 400 - Immigration, Demographics, and Justice in Education
    • EDN 425 - Educational Policy and Advocacy
    • PSY 105 - General Psychology
    • PSY 211 - Perception and Cognition
    • PSY 217 - Learning and Behavior Change
    • PSY 220 - Child Psychology
    • PSY 223 - Life Span Human Development
    • PSY 245 - Drugs and Behavior
    • PSY 246 - Psychology of Personality
    • PSY 247 - Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 265 - Human Sexual Behavior
    • PSY 320 - Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood
    • PSY 322 - Developmental Psychopathology
    • PSY 324 - Psychology of Aging
    • PSY 336 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    • PSY 352 - Health Psychology
    • PSY 366 - Psychology of Close Relationships
    • SOC 105 - Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 215 - Modern Social Problems
    • SOC 304 - Popular Culture
    • SOC 315 - Urban Sociology
    • SOC 345 - Sociology of the Family
    • SOC 350 - Gender and Society
    • SOC 365 - Social Psychology
    • SOC 449 - Sociology of Law
    • SWK 235 - Introduction to Social Work and the Social Welfare System
    • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director.

 

Electives Requirement (12 hours):

  • Choose from courses in any option.
  • Other appropriate courses as determined in consultation with an advisor and approved by program director. 

Total (39 hours)

Additional Information:

A 2.0 in the major is required for graduation. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses counted toward the major.