Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science major is to offer a liberal arts degree in upper-level studies with two areas of concentration. The Bachelor of Science Degree is for students in the areas of Biology, Business, Computer Science, Psychology/Counseling, Math, and Sport Management. In keeping with the institution's Statement of Purpose, this major seeks to:

  • Prepare students to become better, contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience.
  • Present distinctive, innovative programs which attract and meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students.

The goals of the Interdisciplinary program are to meet the needs of students whose career choices are better met by having a combination of concentration areas rather than one specific major. Specific courses and their prerequisites must be strictly adhered to in order to qualify for each degree program. The student is responsible to ensure that all academic requirements are met.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

(For students with a concentration in Biology, Business, Computer Science, Psychology/Counseling, Math, or Sport Management)

General Education Requirements

COLL 1100, HNRS 1210, or COLL 1300 1-3 hours
ENGL 1310, 1320 6 hours
ENGL 23xx 3 hours
ENGL 23xx or ARTS 1300, MUSC 1300, or THTR300 3 hours
HIST 13xx or 23xx 3 hours
MATH 13xx or higher 3 hours
CSCI 1305 or higher 3 hours
SCIENCE (one Biological and one Physical Science) 8 hours
PHED 1200 2 hours
CHST 1310, 1320, or 2335 6 hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE (Psychology or Sociology) 3 hours
COMM 2300 3 hours
Total 44-46 hours
Total General Education Requirements 44-46 hours
Major Study Requirements 46 hours
Total Elective Courses 36-38 hours
Total Hours for Degree 126-130 hours

All students at North Greenville University must earn one credit hour for chapel and cultural events for each semester of full-time enrollment in addition to the above hours up to a maximum of 8 credit hours.

Major Study Requirements

All interdisciplinary students are required to take INTD 2100, a Sophomore Introductory course (1 hour), and INTD 4310, a Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar, integrating studies from the four years of college and generally taken during the final year of studies. When a student decides to pursue an interdisciplinary degree, the student will state intent by (1) declaring the major with the appropriate form (2) requesting an advisor change to a faculty member who advises interdisciplinary students, (3) choosing the primary and secondary components, and (4) signing an interdisciplinary contract.
The student will specialize in two concentrations of upper level studies: twenty-four (24) hours (primary area of concentration) and eighteen (18) hours (secondary area of concentration). The twenty-four (24) hour concentration will be considered the studentís primary area of concentration and will determine whether the student is classified as a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate.

The contract with all appropriate signatures will be returned to the faculty advisor who will (1) place a copy in the student adviseeís file, (2) provide copies to the student and to the department head, and (3) send the original to the registrar for the studentís permanent file.

Each department or college may, at its discretion, offer an exact listing of courses or may list choices available to the interdisciplinary students. B.S. degree candidates must meet all prerequisites or preliminary courses for the twenty-four (24) or eighteen (18) hours in the primary and secondary components. No more than fifteen (15) combined hours of coursework in the primary and secondary components may be at the 2000 level; the maximum allowed is three (3) courses out of eight (8) in the primary and two (2) courses out of six (6) in the secondary concentration. All other courses must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Due to the unique nature of this degree involving more than one field of study, the student must be aware of more than one discipline requirement when planning a course of study. The student is responsible to ensure that all academic requirements are met. The intent of the generous number of elective hours is to allow the student (1) to enrich the interdisciplinary degree by exploring courses in disciplines other than the chosen concentrations, (2) to take additional courses in either of the chosen disciplines for more in-depth study, and (3) to adequately prepare for the upper level courses by taking prerequisites/preliminary courses.

Accounting Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations):

Interdisciplinary students who choose Accounting as their primary area of concentration must take ACCT 2310 and ACCT 2320 and pass each with a minimum grade of ―C‖ before taking any additional accounting courses

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.) Check the catalog for prerequisites of individual courses.

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(8 total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2320, Principles of Accounting II

Choose six (6) of the following courses:

BUSN 3300, Personal Finance
ACCT 3340, Cost Accounting I
ACCT 3350, Cost Accounting II
ACCT 3360, Financial Management
ACCT 4310, Auditing
ACCT 4320, Federal Taxation
ACCT 4360, Fraud and Corporate Responsibility

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)
Check the catalog for prerequisites of individual courses.

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(6 total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2320, Principles of Accounting II

Choose four (4) of the following courses:

BUSN 3300, Personal Finance
ACCT 3340, Cost Accounting I
ACCT 3350, Cost Accounting II
ACCT 3360, Financial Management
ACCT 4310, Auditing
ACCT 4320, Federal Taxation
ACCT 4360, Fraud and Corporate Responsibility

Biology Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour Concentration Only)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

BIOL 1410/1411, Principles of Biology I
(count as general education science requirement)
CHEM 1450/1451, General Chemistry I
(count as general education science requirement)
CHEM 1460/1461, General Chemistry II
(count as general elective)
BIOL 1470/1471, Comparative Biology
(count as general elective)

Primary (24) hour Concentration Courses: (24 Hours Total)
(Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses: (16 hours)

BIOL 3300, Intelligent Design Ė Fact or Fiction
BIOL 3440/3441, Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 4120, Biology Lab Assistant
BIOL 3460/3461, Principles of Ecology
CHEM 3410/3411, Biochemistry

Choose one (1) of the following sequences (A or B): (8 hours)

Sequence A: BIOL 2450/2451, Plant Biology and
BIOL 2470/2471, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Sequence B: BIOL 2470/2471, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
BIOL 2480/2481, Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Business Administration Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

BUSN 1330, Introduction to Business

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(8 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2320, Principles of Accounting II

Choose six (6) of the following courses:

BUSN 3300, Personal Finance
BUSN 3312, Small Business Management
BUSN 3330, Human Resource Management
BUSN 3335, Organizational Behavior
ACCT 3360, Financial Management
INBS 4350, International Business Management
One 3000-4000 BUSN elective

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(6 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2320, Principles of Accounting II

Choose four (4) of the following courses:

BUSN 3300, Personal Finance
BUSN 3312, Small Business Management
BUSN 3330, Human Resource Management
BUSN 3335, Organizational Behavior
ACCT 3360, Financial Management
INBS 4350, International Business Management
One 3000-4000 BUSN elective

Computer Science Interdisciplinary Concentration (Secondary 18-Hour Concentration Only)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

CSCI 1305, Introduction to Information Technology (count as general education requirement)
CSCI 2325, Structured Computer Programming (count as general elective)

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(6 Total) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

CSCI 2315, Systems Analysis and Design
CSCI 2350, Algorithms and Data Structures
CSCI 3325, Introduction to Computer Organization
CSCI 3335, Database Design and Management
CSCI 4310, Network Analysis and Design
CSCI 4320, Computer Operating Systems

Economics Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentration)

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(8 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ECON 2310, Principles of Economics: Macro
ECON 2320, Principles of Economics: Micro

Choose six (6) of the following courses:

ECON 3310, Managerial Economics
ECON 3320, Money and Banking
ECON 3330, Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3335, Labor Economics
ECON 4310, History of Economic Thought
ECON 4315, Econometrics/Business Forecasting
ECON 4330, Government Regulations in Business
BUSN 3300, Personal Finance

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(6 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ECON 2310, Principles of Economics: Macro
ECON 2320, Principles of Economics: Micro

Choose four (4) of the following courses:

ECON 3310, Managerial Economics
ECON 3320, Money and Banking
ECON 3330, Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3335, Labor Economics
ECON 4310, History of Economic Thought
ECON 4315, Econometrics/Business Forecasting
ECON 4330, Government Regulations in Business
BUSN 3300, Personal Finance

Marketing Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

BUSN 1330, Introduction to Business

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(8 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I

Choose seven (7) of the following courses:

MRKT 2330, Fundamentals of Marketing
MRKT 3316, Sales Management
MRKT 3332, Consumer Behavior
MRKT 3360, E-Commerce Marketing
MRKT 4320, Principles of Marketing Research
MRKT 4325, Public and Non-Profit Marketing
MRKT 4328, Advertising
INBS 3380, International Marketing
SPTM 4320, Sport Marketing, Sales and Promotion
3000-4000 BUSN or MRKT elective

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

BUSN 1330, Introduction to Business

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(6 Total) (Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I

Choose five (5) of the following courses:

MRKT 2330, Fundamentals of Marketing
MRKT 3316, Sales Management
MRKT 3332, Consumer Behavior
MRKT 3360, E-Commerce Marketing
MRKT 4320, Principles of Marketing Research
MRKT 4325, Public and Non-Profit Marketing
MRKT 4328, Advertising
INBS 3380, International Marketing
SPTM 4320, Sport Marketing, Sales and Promotion
3000-4000 BUSN or MRKT elective

Mathematics Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour or Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as general education or general electives.

Students must satisfy prerequisites for MATH 1410, Calculus I
MATH 1410, Calculus I

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(24 Hours Total) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

MATH 2410, Calculus II
MATH 2420, Calculus III
MATH 2310, Foundations of Mathematics

Choose five (5) courses: (15 Hours Total)

MATH 3310, Linear Algebra
MATH 3320, Abstract Algebra
MATH 3330, Differential Equations
MATH 3345, Probability and Statistics II
MATH 4310, Foundations of Geometry
MATH 4320, Real Analysis

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these course as general education or general electives.)

Students must satisfy prerequisites for MATH 1410, Calculus I
MATH 1410, Calculus I

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(18 Hours Total) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses: (4 Hours Total)

MATH 2410, Calculus II
MATH 2310, Foundation of Mathematics

Choose four (4) of the following courses: (12-13 Hours Total)

MATH 2420, Calculus III
MATH 3310, Linear Algebra
MATH 3320, Abstract Algebra
MATH 3330, Differential Equations
MATH 3345, Probability and Statistics II
MATH 4310, Foundations of Geometry
MATH 4320, Real Analysis

Psychology Interdisciplinary Concentration

(PRIMARY 24 HOUR OR 18 SECONDARY 18 HOUR CONCENTRATIONS)

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(24 hours total) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

MATH 1310, College Algebra (count as math course in general education requirements)
MATH 1330, Probability and Statistics
PSYC 2310, General Psychology (count as social science in general education requirements)
PSYC 2350, Human Growth and Development

Primary (24 hour) Concentration Courses
(Total 8) (Check catalog for prerequisites)

Required Courses:

PSYC 2360, Foundations of Christian Psychology
PSYC 2370, Introduction to Counseling

Choose six (6) of the following courses:

CHST 3390, Pastoral Counseling
PSYC 2385, Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 3310, Current Problems in Childhood and Adolescence
PSYC 3320, Theories of Personality
PSYC 3340, Premarital and Marital Counseling
PSYC 3350, Grief and Loss Counseling
PSYC 3360, Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4350, Cognitive Psychology
SOCY 3310, Marriage and the Family
SOCY 3330, Social Psychology

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(18 hours total) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

MATH 1310, College Algebra (count as math course in general education requirements)
MATH 1330, Probability and Statistics
PSYC 2310, General Psychology (count as social science in general education requirements)
PSYC 2350, Human Growth and Development

Secondary (18 hour) Concentration Courses
(Total 6) (Check catalog for prerequisites.)

Required Courses:

PSYC 2360, Foundations of Christian Psychology
PSYC 2370, Introduction to Counseling

Choose four (4) of the following courses:

CHST 3390, Pastoral Counseling
PSYC 2385, Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 3310, Current Problems in Childhood and Adolescence
PSYC 3320, Theories of Personality
PSYC 3340, Premarital and Marital Counseling
PSYC 3350, Grief and Loss Counseling
PSYC 3360, Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4350, Cognitive Psychology
SOCY 3310, Marriage and the Family
SOCY 3330, Social Psychology

Sport Management Interdisciplinary Concentration

If a student chooses Sport Management as an Interdisciplinary concentration (primary or secondary area of concentration), the other concentration must be in Business Administration.

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

SPTM 1310, Introduction to Sport Management
SPTM 2330, History & Philosophy of Sport
SPTM 2340, Psychology & Sociology of Sport
SPTM 2395, Sport Organization and Administration (required for most courses below.)

Primary (24-hour) Concentration Courses
(Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

All course prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed.

Required Courses: (Note that all of the following courses (33 hours) are required for the primary concentration in Sport Management.)

SPTM 3325, Sport Ethics
SPTM 3330, Sport Law
SPTM 3335, Sport Liability and Risk Control
SPTM 3340, Sport, Recreation, and Wellness Program Development
SPTM 3350, Sport Communications
SPTM 3355, Sport Emergency Management
SPTM 3360, Sport Financing and Fund Raising
SPTM 4310, Sport Facility Design and Management
SPTM 4320, Sport Marketing, Sales, and Promotion
SPTM 4355, Sport Leadership and Staff Development
SPTM 4360, International Sport Management

Prerequisites and Preliminary Courses: (Count these courses as electives.)

SPTM 1310, Introduction to Sport Management
SPTM 2330, History & Philosophy of Sport
SPTM 2340, Psychology & Sociology of Sport
SPTM 2395, Sport Organization and Administration (required for most courses below)

Secondary (21-hour) Concentration Courses
(Check the catalog for prerequisites.)

All course prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed.

Required Courses: (Note that all of the following courses (21 hours) are required for the secondary concentration in Sport Management)

SPTM 3320, Sport Emergency Management
SPTM 3335, Sport Liability and Risk Control
SPTM 3340, Sport, Recreation, and Wellness Program Development
SPTM 4310, Sport Facility Design and Management
SPTM 4320, Sport Marketing, Sales, and Promotion
SPTM 4355, Sport Leadership and Staff Development
SPTM 4360, International Sport Management