Curriculum

Specific requirements for the degree are:
  1. General Education Component
    1. Completion of English 1157 and 1158 or 1159 with a grade of C or better.
    2. Three hours of literature from any department.
    3. Six hours of mathematics numbered 1000 or above.1
    4. Nine hours of science to include a six hour sequence of one science and three hours of another. One of the sciences must be biology and the other one must be Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or Physics.
    5. Six hours of humanities, to include at least two different subject areas and at least one course above the freshman level.2
    6. Six hours of social sciences, to include at least two different subject areas and at least one course above the freshman level.3 
    7. Three hours of art.4
  2. IDS 1001 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies. 5
  3. Integrative Learning Plan: Completion of an interdisciplinary component, representing a clearly defined focus of studies, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. The component will consist of at least two for a combined total of 36 hours. A minimum of 21 of the 36 hours must be completed with course work at the 3000-4999 level. At least half of the ILP (18-credit hours) to be com­pleted after enrolling in the IDS program. 6
  4. IDS 3091 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone.7
  5. Single-Subject Limitation: A maximum of 30 hours of course work in any one subject can be counted toward credit for the degree. For this purpose, all course work offered in the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering will be regarded as a single subject.
  6. Completion of a minimum of 45 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above, 70% of which will be in the ILP, with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
  7. Completion of a minimum of 120 hours of course work in courses numbered 1000 and above, with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
  8. No more than one-half the semester hours required for the completion of the IDS degree may be transferred from a community college.
  9.  The last 30 hours of coursework must be completed in degree residency while enrolled with Interdisciplinary Studies. All hours must apply toward the major.
  10. The University of New Orleans is in full compliance with Louisiana Act 356.

Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Studies
General Education Course Requirements

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or Physical Science3  6
ENGL 1157 3 Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  ENGL Literature  3
Mathematics    Humanities Elective  6
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences elective2  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  Arts elective4  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Electives at 3000-4999 level  6  ILP requisites or electives5  35
IDS 1001  1    
    Total 42
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
IDS 4091  3  Integrative Learning Plan (ILP)6  36
    Total 39
Total Credit Hours Required  Credit Hours
   120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Select from ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC or SOC. 3 hours must be 2000 level course.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  4. FTA (theatre/dance/film related course, FA or MUS)
  5. ILP is unique integrated learning plan of personal and professional interest to student. ILP developed with advising.
  6. Unique ILP of personal and professional interest to student. Minimum of two disciplines in ILP with minimum of 12 credit hours in two disciplines.