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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary scholars bring together knowledge and skills from more than one academic field in order to solve big problems for a complex world. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary degree (IDS) at Lander complete half their major in one field and half in another, and most interdisciplinary programs require an internship. With a broad skill set and real-world experience, IDS majors are primed for success in the workforce or graduate school.

 

Select or Propose an IDS major

Students interested in Interdisciplinary Studies may choose one of the existing programs, or they may propose a new combination of fields. To explore your interdisciplinary options at Lander, please contact the program coordinator: Dr. Lillian Craton, lcraton@lander.edu, (864) 388-8024.

 

Established interdisciplinary studies programs include:

 

Program Areas
Allied Health Area 1 - Biology
Area 2 - Exercise Science
Environmental Health Area 1 - Biology
Area 2 - Environmental Science
Financial Service & PR Area 1 - Financial Services
Area 2 - Public Relations
Management & PR Area 1 - Management / Marketing
Area 2 - Public Relations
Management & Therapeutic Horsemanship Area 1 - Management / Marketing
Area 2 - Therapeutic Horsemanship
Graphic Design & Marketing Area 1 - Graphic Design
Area 2 - Management / Marketing
Studies in Early Childhood Education and Psychology Area 1 - Early Childhood Education
Area 2 - Psychology
Teaching & Learning for Diverse Elementary Students Area 1 - Elementary Education
Area 2 - Special Education
Environmental Administration Area 1 - Environmental Science
Area 2 - Public Administration
International Environment & Sustainability Area 1 - Environmental Science
Area 2 - International Studies
Exercise & Human Services Area 1 - Exercise Science
Area 2 - Human Services
Public & Behavioral Health Area 1 - Public Health
Area 2 - Psychology
Public Health & Healthcare Management Area 1 - Public Health
Area 2 - Healthcare Management
Public Health & Human Services Area 1 - Public Health
Area 2 - Human Services
Public Health Policy Area 1 - Public Health
Area 2 - Political Science
Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies Area 1 - Physical Education / Exercise Science
Area 2 - Therapeutic Horsemanship
Educational Psychology for Special Populations Area 1 - Psychology
Area 2 - Special Education
Studies in Early Childhood with Special Needs Area 1 - Special Education
Area 2 - Early Childhood Education
Studies in Education Facility or Organization Management Area 1 - Special Education
Area 2 - Management / Marketing
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
 

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
  Approved Science or Mathematics 3
  Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR

POLS 101 American National Government
3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events (Temporarily suspended)

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section. Some programs require specific General Education courses. Your advisor will direct you on which courses to take to fulfill the requirements of each major.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
IDS 101 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies 3
IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 3
 

 

Total Major Programs Core Requirements 6

 

In addition to the general education core, each interdisciplinary studies program requires specific courses:

Allied Health

AREA 1: Biology
AREA 2: Physical Education and Exercise Science

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 204 Microbiology 4
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 422 Immunology and Serology 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3
NURS 310 Cultural Perspectives in Global Health
OR 
ES 314 Global Climate Change
3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  46

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 175 Wellness for Life 2
PEES 176 Wellness for Life Activity 1
PEES 310 Kinesiology and Exercise Biomechanics 4
PEES 311 Physiology of Exercise 4
PEES 362 Exercise Testing & Prescription for Healthy Populations 3
PEES 490 Internship I 3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  16
   
Total Major Program Requirements  68
Additional Electives  17
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Environmental Health

AREA 1: Biology
AREA 2: Environmental Science

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 421* General Microbiology 4
BIOL 422* Immunology and Serology 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3
NURS 304 Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 310 Cultural Perspectives in Global Health
OR 
ES 314 Global Climate Change
3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  37

* Must be taken during the final year of the program.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 420 Environmental Chemistry 3
ES 301 Introduction to Environmental Science I 4
ES 302 Introduction to Environmental Science II 4
ES 310 Environmental Geology 3
GEOL 111 Physical Geology 4
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  22
   
Total Major Program Requirements  65
Additional Electives  20
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Financial Services & Public Relations

AREA 1: Business Administration - Financial Services
AREA 2: Public Relations

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 309 Financial Services Industry 3
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 325 Services Marketing
OR MKT 340 Digital Marketing
3
WRIT 275 Business Communications 3
Business Elective 300-level or above
(ECON or FINA)
3
Two Business Elective 300-level or above
(ACCT, BA, ECON, FINA, HCMT, MGMT, or MKT)
6
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  33

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
JOUR 201 Introduction to Journalism 3
MEDA 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
MEDA 341 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MEDA 342 PR Communications
OR 
MEDA 360 Writing for Multiple Media
3
MEDA 343 PR Cases and Campaigns 3
SPCH 101 Speech Fundamentals 3
300-level or above MEDA elective 3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  21
   
Total Major Program Requirements  60
Additional Electives  25
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Management & Public Relations

AREA 1: Business Administration - Management/Marketing
AREA 2: Public Relations

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 315 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 340 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 325 Services Marketing
OR MKT 340 Digital Marketing
3
Three Business Elective 300-level or above
(BA, MGMT, or MKT)
9
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  30

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
JOUR 201 Introduction to Journalism 3
MEDA 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
MEDA 341 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MEDA 342 PR Communications
OR 
MEDA 360 Writing for Multiple Media
3
MEDA 343 PR Cases and Campaigns 3
SPCH 101 Speech Fundamentals 3
WRIT 275 Business Communications 3
300-level or above MEDA elective 3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  24
   
Total Major Program Requirements  60
Additional Electives  25
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Management & Therapeutic Horsemanship

AREA 1: Business Administration - Management/Marketing
AREA 2: Therapeutic Horsemanship

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 315 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 340 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 325 Services Marketing
OR MKT 340 Digital Marketing
3
Three Business Elective 300-level or above
(BA, MGMT, or MKT)
9
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  30

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPED 150 Basics of Therapeutic Horsemanship 3
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 250 Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship 3
SPED 260 Therapeutic Horse Movement 3
SPED 270 Therapeutic Horsemanship Program 3
SPED 356 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
Two SPED or EDUC 300-level or above elective 6
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  30
   
Total Major Program Requirements  66
Additional Electives  19
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Graphic Design & Marketing

AREA 1: Graphic Design
AREA 2: Business Administration - Management/Marketing

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 103 Drawing I 3
ART 104 Drawing II 3
ART 105 Basic Design I 3
ART 106 Basic Design II 3
DES 113 History of Graphic Design 3
DES 201 Typography 3
DES 203 Graphic and Interactive Design I 3
DES 204 Interactive Media Foundation 3

Graphic Design Set (select 2)

DES 301, DES 302DES 303DES 304DES 308DES 309, DES 350DES 401DES 402DES 403DES 404DES 450DES 490
6

 

Intermedia Set (select 2)
DES 305DES 306DES 307DES 310DES 350DES 405DES 406DES 407DES 408DES 410DES 490

6

Two 300-level or above DES electives

6
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  42

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
ECON 202 Financial Services Industry 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 305 Marketing Communications 3
MKT 325 Services Marketing 3
MKT 340 Digital Marketing 3
WRIT 275 Business Communications 3
Business Elective 300-level or above
(BA, MGMT, or MKT)
3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  30
   
Total Major Program Requirements  78
Additional Electives  7
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Studies in Early Childhood Education & Psychology

AREA 1: Early Childhood Education
AREA 2: Psychology

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ECED 222 Child Growth and Development 3
ECED 307 Health and Movement for Childhood 3
ECED 323 Math Pedagogy for Early Childhood 3
ECED 405 Children and Families 3
ECED 421 Reading and Language Arts for Early Childhood 3
EDUC 106 Field Experience IA
OR EDUC 206 Field Experience IC
OR EDUC 207 Field Experience ID
0.5
EDUC 210 Communication in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDUC 223 General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 306 STEAM Instructional Design 3
EDUC 345 Instructional Practices of Teaching Reading 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
MATH 203 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  33.5

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 314 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 315 Adolescent Development 3
PSYC 416 Childhood Psychopathology 3
300-level or above PSYCH elective 3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  18
   
Total Major Program Requirements  57.5
Additional Electives  27.5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.

Teaching & Learning for Diverse Elementary Students

AREA 1: Elementary Education
AREA 2: Special Education

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 106 Field Experience IA
OR EDUC 206 Field Experience IC
OR EDUC 207 Field Experience ID
0.5
EDUC 210 Communication in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDUC 223 General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 Child Growth and Educational Processes 3
EDUC 300 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
EDUC 302 Educational Assessment 3
EDUC 321 Foundations of Reading 3
EDUC 322 Science Pedagogy 3
EDUC 327 Mathematics Pedagogy 3
EDUC 345 Instructional Practices of Teaching Reading
OR EDUC 421 Assessment of Reading (R2S)
OR EDUC 430 The Learning Environment
3
MATH 203 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  30.5

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 321 Assessing and Teaching Reading to Needs 3
SPED 341 Integrated Early Childhood & Elementary Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
300-level or above SPED or EDUC elective
(may include additional credit for EDUC 490)
3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  18
   
Total Major Program Requirements  54.5
Additional Electives  30.5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.

Environmental Administration

AREA 1: Environmental Science
AREA 2: Public Administration

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 306 Ecology 4
ES 111 Environmental Sustainability 3
ES 301 Introduction to Environmental Science I 4
ES 302 Introduction to Environmental Science II 4
ES 310 Environmental Geology
OR GEOL 405 Hydrogeology
3
ES 314 Cultural Perspectives of Global Climate Change
OR CHEM 381 Cultural Perspectives of Pollution
OR ES 390 Special Topics in Environmental Science
3
GEOL 111 Physical Geology 4
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  29

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
POLS 217 Introduction to Public Administration 3
POLS 318 Public Budgeting 3
POLS 386 State and Local Government 3

Public Administration Electives (select three)
POLS 250POLS 366POLS 379POLS 390POLS 391POLS 445ECON 315*, MEDA 341*, MEDA 342*, SOCI 314*, SOCI 315*
(*These courses have prerequisites which may require additional hours.)
9
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  18
   
Total Major Program Requirements  53
Additional Electives  32
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

International Environment & Sustainability

AREA 1: Environmental Science
AREA 2: International Studies

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 306 Ecology 4
ES 301 Introduction to Environmental Science I 4
ES 302 Introduction to Environmental Science II 4
ES 310 Environmental Geology
3
ES 314 Cultural Perspectives of Global Climate Change 3
GEOL 111 Physical Geology 4
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  26

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
POLS 325 International Conflict and Terrorism 3
POLS 366 International Law 3
POLS 386 State and Local Government 3

History Electives (select one)
HIST 306HIST 307HIST 370HIST 375HIST 376HIST 377
3

Political Science Electives (select two)
POLS 305POLS 361POLS 445POLS 490
6
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  15
   
Total Major Program Requirements  47
Additional Electives  38
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Exercise & Human Services

AREA 1: Exercise Science
AREA 2: Human Services

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 175 Wellness for Life 2
PEES 202 Personal Health and Health Promotion 3
PEES 210 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement
OR BIOL 202 Human Anatomy
4
PEES 219 Historical and Philosophical Principles of Physical Education & Exercise Science 3
PEES 283 Introduction to Exercise Science 1
PEES 300 Theories of Coaching
OR PEES 424 Sports Psychology
3
PEES 308 Organization & Administration of Exercise-Related Professions 3
PEES 310 Kinesiology and Exercise Biomechanics 4
PEES 311 Physiology of Exercise 4

PEES Electives (select two)
PEES 326PEES 330PEES 341PEES 362PEES 402PEES 406
6
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  34

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HUS 201 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 212 Interviewing and Counseling 3

Human Services Electives (select four within at least 2 disciplines)
HUS 322HUS 337HUS 389PSYC 303PSYC 311PSYC 314PSYC 315PSYC 362PSYC 371PSYC 405SOCI 314*, SOCI 315SOCI 317*, SOCI 321*, SOCI 322SOCI 351SOCI 361
(*These courses have a pre-requisite of SOCI 202: Social Problems.)
 12
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  21
   
Total Major Program Requirements  60
Additional Electives  25
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies

AREA 1: Physical Education/Exercise Science
AREA 2: Special Education

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 175 Wellness for Life 2
PEES 210 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement 4
PEES 226 Motor Development
(prerequisite PEES 223 waived for this IDS module only)
3
PEES 228 Motor Learning 3
PEES 300 Theories of Coaching 3
PEES 305 Measurement and Evaluation 3
PEES 311 Physiology of Exercise 4
PEES 318 Instructional Aspects of Physical Education 3
PEES 420 Physical Education for Special Populations 3
PEES Elective 300-level or above
3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  31

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPED 150 Basics of Therapeutic Horsemanship 3
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 250 Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship 3
SPED 260 Therapeutic Horse Movement 3
SPED 270 Therapeutic Horsemanship Program 3
SPED 356 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
Two SPED or EDUC 300-level or above elective
(may include additional credit for EDUC 490)
6
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  30
   
Total Major Program Requirements  67
Additional Electives  18
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.

Educational Psychology for Special Populations

AREA 1: Psychology
AREA 2: Special Education

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 303 Psychology of Aging 3
PSYC 314 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 315 Adolescent Development 3
PSYC 416 Childhood Psychopathology 3
Two 300-level or above PSYCH electives 6
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  24

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 223 General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 356 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
Two 300-level or above SPED or EDUC electives
(may include additional credit for EDUC 490)
6
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  24
   
Total Major Program Requirements  54
Additional Electives  31
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.

Studies in Early Childhood with Special Needs

AREA 1: Elementary Education
AREA 2: Special Education

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 321 Assessing and Teaching Reading to Needs 3
SPED 341 Integrated Early Childhood & Elementary Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners 3
SPED 356 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
SPED 423 Assessment of Diverse Learners, P-12 3
SPED 434 Communication and Collaborative Practices 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  24

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 106 Field Experience IA
OR EDUC 206 Field Experience IC
OR EDUC 207 Field Experience ID
0.5
EDUC 210 Communication in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDUC 223 General Pedagogy 3
ECED 222 Child Growth and Development 3
ECED 307 Health and Movement for Childhood 3
EDUC 321 Foundations of Reading 3
ECED 323 Math Pedagogy for Early Childhood 3
MATH 203 Math for Elementary Teachers 3

Choose 1
ECED 405EDUC 306EDUC 322ECED 421ECED 427
3
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  24.5
   
Total Major Program Requirements  54.5
Additional Electives  30.5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.

Studies in Special Education Facility or Education Organization Management

AREA 1: Elementary Education
AREA 2: Special Education

MAJOR PROGRAM #1 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPED 223 PreK-12, Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
SPED 240 Characteristics of Diverse Learners, K12 3
SPED 321 Assessing and Teaching Reading to Needs 3
SPED 341 Integrated Early Childhood & Elementary Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners 3
SPED 356 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
SPED 423 Assessment of Diverse Learners, P-12 3
SPED 434 Communication and Collaborative Practices 3
EDUC 490 Internship 3
   
Total Major Program #1 Requirements  24

 

MAJOR PROGRAM #2 REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 251 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ECON 101 Economics in Society
OR ECON 201 Macro Principles
3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3

Choose 12 hours
BA 360MGMT 315
MGMT 320MGMT 325MGMT 340MGMT 355MGMT 369MKT 305MKT 325MKT 340
12
   
Total Major Program #2 Requirements  30
   
Total Major Program Requirements  60
Additional Electives  24-25
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE  120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IDS PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

To remain in an IDS Program in with a module in Education, students must maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.75, earn a “B” or better in all education field experience courses, and maintain “At Target” on all Professional Dispositions. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from Education Major Program #1 or Education Major Program #2.

Students selecting an IDS module with an Education field listed as MAJOR PROGRAM #1 or MAJOR PROGRAM #2 must meet professional disposition requirements within the College of Education. All students in these modules complete internships designed specifically for their program. If a dispositional or disciplinary concern results in a student’s dismissal from an internship, it may also result in dismissal from their Education field major program.