Interdisciplinary Studies - A.B.

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Degree & Major: Interdisciplinary Studies - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Jessica Couch
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
(706) 542-1412
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: A student with academic interests for which no suitable major is offered by any single department in the College of Arts and Sciences may pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major. An IDS major plans a program of study and fourth-year thesis with a faculty advisor and an advisory committee, who are chosen by the student and the IDS Coordinator. The Interdisciplinary Studies major consists of a minimum of 24 hours of courses plus a Fourth-year Thesis (3 hours) on a topic of special interest. At least 15 hours of the major must be drawn from departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants for an IDS major must have completed 30 credit hours of college courses, but not more than 75, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to remain IDS majors.

The IDS program is a rigorous one that requires early planning on the student's part. The first step for students interested in an IDS major is to contact the Coordinator of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies for further information.