Challenges Facing Interdisciplinary Programs (locally & nationally). The Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Central Florida promotes online degree tracks. Unfortunately, many classes are not available online. This ultimately creates a bit of an academic hurdle for
The Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University
of Central Florida promotes online degree tracks.
Unfortunately, many classes are not available online.
This ultimately creates a bit of an academic hurdle for
students that primarily study as distance learners.
Likewise, this also poses a challenge to UCF because
there are a myriad of accredited learning institutions
that have created e-colleges offering a variety of
Interdisciplinary Studies degrees. ( DeVry, Liberty,
Two additional core classes are required
for this degree at U.C.F. (6 credit hours)
Students Be Advised:
require a lot of research time and homework.
In Summer 2009, a mixed mode class will be available
for those students whom do not want to take these
classes strictly online. So, it is imperative to thoroughly
check the schedule if you are a distance learner to ensure
that you choose the web-based only approach.
Students Be Advised:
The IDS department assists with cornerstone and capstone classes only. Courses for your majors or minors must be set up through advisors from those specific schools of discipline.
University of Central Florida
California State University,
The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Program
(ISP) offers students the opportunity to develop
individualized, coherent, intellectually challenging,
cross disciplinary academic plans, utilizing courses
from selected departments.
The area of concentration must meet three criteria:
The area of concentration must be truly interdisciplinary.
The area of concentration must not replicate any existing major.
The area of concentration must be feasible.
For undergraduates, Interdisciplinary Studies
offers unique degree tracks and many ways to
create personalized programs of study.
Students create combinations by choosing two
of thirteen academic study areas plus one of
many dozen minor degrees offered at UCF
together with the two cutting edge
Cornerstone and Capstone core courses.
Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who are;
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“Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies.” DiplomaGuide.com, 2009. Source accessed 20, April 2009.