2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Track (B.A.)

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College of Undergraduate Studies
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Classroom 1, Room: 302
Program in Women’s Studies, Colbourn Hall, Room: 118

The Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies Track is a broadly based interdisciplinary curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students interested in pursuing this B.A. degree should contact the IDS Advising team at is@ucf.edu or 407-823-0144. For the required Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, students should contact the Women’s Studies Program in the College of Arts and Humanities, Donna.Mercado@ucf.edu at 407-823-6502

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must have declared an Interdisciplinary Studies major - Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies track at least two semesters before graduation.
  • Research, Internship, and Independent study credit cannot be used in this major without prior approval from Interdisciplinary Studies. Meet with an Interdisciplinary Studies advisor for additional information.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in this track.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each core and restricted elective course.
  • Students must consult with an Interdisciplinary Studies adviser when entering the degree program and regularly thereafter.
  • Courses designated in 1. (General Education Program) and 2. (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students wishing to earn an Interdisciplinary Studies degree as a double degree, double major, or second degree, must complete all fifty-four credits exclusive of credits done for the other degree(s) and/or major(s), including any minors associated with that degree.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

  • None

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level

  • None

Restricted Electives (30 Credit Hours)

  • In addition to the required Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, students must complete 15 hours from the TransGRaS Area and 15 hours from one Interdisciplinary Studies Area of study.
  • Students must take a minimum of 15 hours of approved courses in each selected subject area (excluding GEP courses).
  • Students are required to take a minimum of 15 UCF hours, as well as 15 upper division hours, in the two areas combined

First Study Area: Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies (15 Credit Hours)

  • Note: this subject area is available only to Interdisciplinary Studies Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies Track majors

Second Study Area (from those below) (15 Credit Hours)

  • See the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Team for details regarding each area: Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Commerce, Communication, Computational Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities, Letters and Modern Languages, Life/Biomedical, Physical Sciences, Public Affairs

Capstone Requirements

Students take IDS 4934  in their graduating semester.


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with Interdisciplinary Studies advisor’s approval.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement


  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in either a foreign language or proficiency equivalent to American Sign Language III. Standardized examinations may be used to meet the requirement.
  • Note: Students entering without having met the admission requirement must do so in order to graduate.

Additional Requirements

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

A grade of “C” or above (2.0) is required for each course taken in the core and each of the subject areas.

Computer Competency is met by departmental assessment, or the following courses:

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

  • Most UCF minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Transfer courses must be evaluated for equivalency credit and/or for use in the degree program by the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Team. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

  • None

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