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Integrative Studies


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123 credits

 

A Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies is degree is a single multi-disciplinary program - offered on campus or fully online - dedicated to fostering the ideals of a broad-based twenty-first century education. The BS in Integrative Studies requires students to complete three 18-credit hour major concentrations or two concentrations and one minor - a structure that encourages the exploration and analysis of diverse disciplinary approaches to critical thinking and problem solving. While the BS in Integrative Studies requires concentrated study within carefully planned fields of inquiry, it also offers the freedom to choose among a wide range of academic areas of interest to design a major that aligns with twenty-first century workforce demands and emerging fields of study. A GGC student who earns this degree will have achieved a broad-based education grounded in a solid core curriculum, while drawing upon focused areas of study to simultaneously develop an understanding of the connections among disciplines.

 

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (60 hours):

The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Studies (BS) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.

 

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

The physical education requirement is comprised of three credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.

 

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and Constitutions of the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111   or HIST 2112   satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  2. POLS 1101   satisfies the Georgia and US Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111  , HIST 2112   or POLS 1101  ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.

 

Major Requirements (60 hours)

The major requirements consist of three 18-credit hour major concentrations or two concentrations and one minor, completion of an internship and INTS 4000 Integrative Studies Capstone . The Integrative Studies major requirements provide students with the disciplinary agility that prepares them to solve emerging programs facing contemporary society at local, regional, and global levels.  

 

Program Outcome Goals


 

  1. Communicate competently in writing by demonstrating a thorough understanding of context, audience and purposes that is responsive to the assigned task.
  2. Demonstrate facility in oral communication by articulating a thorough understanding of context, audience and purposes that is responsive to the assigned task.
  3. Construct clear thesis statements demonstrating perspective taking techniques, by identifying multiple disciplinary approaches for solving problems within a specific disciplinary context and evaluating solutions based on research.
  4. Apply understandings gained in one discipline to a new discipline to address complex problems using interdisciplinary perspectives

General Education: (60 semester hours)


Area A - Essential Skills: (9-10 hours)


Must be completed with a grade of C or higher

Area B - Institutional Option (4 hours)


Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)


Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, Technology (10-12 hours)


Area E - Social Science (12 hours)


Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)


  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level (3-4) Credit Hours 
  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level (3-4) Credit Hours 
  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level  (3-4) Credit Hours 
  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level  (3-4) Credit Hours 
  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level (3-4) Credit Hours 
  • Course Related to One Concentration Area at the 1000/2000 Level (Complete if 5 other concentration courses are 3-hour courses. Do not complete if 5 concentration courses are 4-hour courses.)  (3-4) Credit Hours)

Physical Education Requirement (3 hours)


Program of Study (60 semester hours)


Required Integrative Studies Concentration/Minor Courses (51-54 hours)


Note: 42 credit hours must be completed at 3000/4000 level including INTS 4000   and INTS 4900 

Concentration Area 1 (18 credit hours required)

  • Concentration Area One Course 1 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area One Course 2 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area One Course 3 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area One Course 4 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area One Course 5 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area One Course 6 (Complete if 5 other concentration courses are 3 credit hour courses.  Do not complete if 5 concentration courses are 4 credit hour courses.) (2-4 credit hours)

Concentration Area 2 (18 credit hours required)

  • Concentration Area Two Course 1 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area Two Course 2 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area Two Course 3 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area Two Course 4 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area Two Course 5 (2-4 credit hours)
  • Concentration Area Two Course 6 (Complete if 5 other concentration courses are 3 credit hour courses. Do not complete if 5 concentration courses are 4 credit hour courses.) (2-4 credit hours)

Concentration Area 3 Option (18 hours required) (Complete if 3 concentration areas are selected for degree completion. If the minor completion option is selected, please complete the requirements within the minor section below rather than requirements of a third concentration area.)

  • Concentration Area Three Course 1 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Area Three Course 2 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Area Three Course 3 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Area Three Course 4 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Area Three Course 5 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Area Three Course 6 (Complete if 5 other concentration courses are 3-hour courses. Do not complete if 5 concentration courses are 4-hour courses.) (2-4 Credit Hours)

Minor Area Option (15-18 credit hours) (complete if the minor completion option is selected instead of a third concentration)

  • Minor Area Course 1 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Minor Area Course 2 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Minor Area Course 3 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Minor Area Course 4 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Minor Area Course 5 (2-4 Credit Hours)
  • Minor Area Course 6 (Complete if 5 other minor courses are 3 hour courses and the minor requires 18 hours).  Do not complete if 5 minor courses are 4-hour courses.) (2-4 Credit Hours)

Common Curriculum Courses


General Electives (0-3 hours)


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