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:
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
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 contract with all appropriate signatures will be returned to the faculty advisor who will (1) place a copy in the student advisee’s file, (2) provide copies to the student and to the department head, and (3) send the original to the registrar for the student’s 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):
Biology Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour Concentration Only)
Business Administration Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)
Computer Science Interdisciplinary Concentration (Secondary 18-Hour Concentration Only)
Economics Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentration)
Marketing Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour and Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)
Mathematics Interdisciplinary Concentration (Primary 24-Hour or Secondary 18-Hour Concentrations)
Psychology Interdisciplinary Concentration
Sport Management Interdisciplinary Concentration