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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, while not limited to this population, has been designed especially for adults who have earned an associate degree, or have completed some college work beyond high school. The program has been designed to be flexible and to allow the creation of individualized majors centered on a number of cognate or concentration options.
Program Requirements (minimum of 120 credit hours)
General Education (60 hours)
A student must meet the General Education Requirements of Tennessee State University. It is critical to speak with your TSU Student Support Services Counselor prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability.
Concentration Areas (24 hours)
Complete all of your general education courses through Tennessee State, OR
Speak with the TSU Student Support Services Counselor to determine which prior college credits fulfill the university general education requirements.
The major must include two upper division concentration areas (12 hours per area). No course may be used for more than one concentration.
Examples of Concentrations:
Other concentrations could be:
Learning and Memory
Cultural Diversity (12 hrs)
Latin America: The Countries and the Peoples
Mass Media and Cultures
Culminating Special Project (3 hours)
Culminating Special Project must be approved by TSU Counselor.
Electives (33 hours)
Teaching and Learning
Check with the TSU Counselor for other possible concentrations.
Graduation Requirements include the following:
Related Elective Courses (33 hours)
An additional thirty-three semester hours (or 27 hours electives plus 6 hour internship noted below) may be drawn from the noted concentration areas or selected from other areas to complement the degree program.
Internship (3 - 6) (optional as an elective / junior status) Internship must be approved by TSU Counselor.
Please check with your TSU Student Support Services Counselor, Mr. Bryan Thorpe, 615-963-7214 for advisement regarding your degree plan.
At least 120 semester hours total.
At least 30 semester hours must be awarded by Tennessee State University.
At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level.
No more than 24 semester hours in business courses.