Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

FYG - Interdisciplinary Studies, Individually, BS

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS

Program Code: 195A
CIP Code: 24.0101

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

General Education Requirements  

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.

Major Requirements (48 Hours)

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.

Major Elective Courses (12 Hours)

  • 6 hours IDS courses at or above 3000 level
  • 6 hours AS, GLS, GWS, HON, IDS, or WRC courses at or above the 2000 level


A CLEAR DEFENSIBLE STATEMENT OF GOALS explaining why such goals can be best met through interdisciplinary means.

Required (30 Hours)


This contract will consist of a minimum of 30 semester hours selected from two or more disciplines with at least 12 semester hours at the 3000 level or above; at least 1 credit approved experiential education (internship, study abroad, instructional asst., etc.). The contract may be changed, but only with the approval of the IDS advisor and the department chair. A copy of the approved contract must be on file in the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.

Minor Required (12-21 Hours)

Minimum of 9 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian

Electives (7-16 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)