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Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies--Beginning Fall 2014

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies is designed for high achieving students whose academic interests reach across or beyond the major programs currently offered by the university. Students will have the opportunity to design a plan of study tailored to their own needs and interests. This innovative, integrative and flexible degree program allows students to take on the exciting challenge of creating their own curriculum and a unique plan for exploring some area of study not defined by a single discipline. Furthermore, concepts developed in research projects can be applied in internships, service learning, and study abroad.

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met in major
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met in major 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with IDVS 490 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list; may be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; may be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; may be met in major

0-6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; may be met in major

0-6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 0-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved listmay be met in major (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth; may be met in major

(3-8)

Subtotal   11-50
Requirements in Major

36

IDVS 390 Individualized Studies Project: Research and Design

3

IDVS 490 Individualized Studies Project: Capstone

3

Individualized Plan of Study

Approved by Review Committee

30

  Must include:  A research methods course (3 credit hours)

 

   An international content course (3 credit hours)  
   And at least 18 credit hours above 299  
Requirements in Minor

15-24

Foreign Language Requirement

0-4

General Electives

0-54

Total

124

 

 

†Students completing the required program for the BA in Individualized Studies must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.

To be admitted into the program as a major, the student must submit a program application and plan of study to the Director of the Individualized Studies Program. Consult the program director and program web site for more details on admissions requirements. A student must have successfully completed 30 credits hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or better before formal admission can take place. 

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and included in the 36 semester hours of the required program. In addition to the 36 semester hours of the required program, the student must select and complete a minor, attaining no less than a 2.0 GPA in the minor. Within the 124 semester hours required for this degree, the student must also include a minimum of 40 semester hours in courses numbered above 299.

 

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

 

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