Apr 22, 2021
College of Undergraduate Studies
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Classroom I, Room: 302
Interdisciplinary Studies is a university-wide program leading to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, depending on the concentration of work selected in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Studies adviser. The program is administered through the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and is designed for academic flexibility. It recognizes that there are many combinations of courses that meet the needs of individual students. This program may be taken online; however, there are limited area, course, and minor selections available. Advisement is required from a member of the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Team. Students may not be able to complete all courses online. Students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, Gordon Rule, etc.), some of which are not available via online courses. For more information, see http://online.ucf.edu/.
- Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
- Students must have declared an Interdisciplinary Studies major at least two semesters before graduation.
- Co-op credit cannot be used in this major.
- Independent study forms must be approved by the director prior to taking an independent study or internship for use in the Interdisciplinary Studies areas. Non-approved independent studies or internship will not be counted towards the major.
- Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each core and restricted elective course.
- Students must consult with an Interdisciplinary Studies adviser to enter the program.
- Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
- No courses can count in more than one subject area or in a subject area and a minor.
- Students wishing to earn an Interdisciplinary Studies degree as a double degree, double major, or second major, must complete all restricted elective credits exclusive of the credits done for the other degree(s) or major(s), including any minors associated with that degree or degrees.
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)
Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements: Advanced Level
Restricted Electives (30 Credit Hours)
- Students must complete two different subject area concentrations from among those specified below.
- Students must take a minimum of 15 hours of approved courses in each selected subject area (excluding GEP courses). Courses are considered approved only when they have been reviewed by an Interdisciplinary Studies adviser and not simply when they appear on a student audit.
- Students are required to take a minimum of 15 UCF hours, as well as 15 upper division hours, in the two areas combined.
- See the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Team for details regarding each area:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Computational Sciences
- Letters and Modern Languages
- Physical Sciences
- Life/Biomedical Sciences
- Public Affairs
- Select primarily from upper level courses, with an Interdisciplinary Studies adviser’s approval.
Foreign Language Requirements
- BA: Met by graduation requirement.
- BS: Two years high school, or one year college language (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.
- Note: Students entering without having met the admission requirements must do so in order to graduate.
- BA: 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.
- BS: Proficiency equivalent to one semester of college instruction in a foreign language or one course with a multicultural dimension. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.
- Students must complete a minor from those offered at UCF. The minor cannot overlap with the two subject areas. Minimum hours required for a minor is eighteen. The minor degree audit must be approved by, and completion of the minor certified by, the department offering the minor.
Departmental Exit Requirements
- A grade of “C” or above (2.0) is required for each course in the core and restricted electives.
- Computer Competency met by completing this major.
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
Honors In Major
- 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
Program Academic Learning Compacts