$236 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.
Effective Summer 2016, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies will no longer be available as a degree option. Students currently enrolled in this program will be able to complete their program. To best meet the needs of our diverse online learners, A-State has developed a number of other baccalaureate degrees. Please review our other undergraduate programs to identify your future program of study.
BSIS Thematic Concentrations (.PDF)
BSIS Thematic Course Schedule (.PDF)
BSIS Textbook Information (.PDF)
State Program Approvals (.PDF)
These courses must be taken to complete your degree. All students during their first registration term must take Making Connections UC 1013.
Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies and other relevant issues.
Introduction to the concept of inter¬disciplinary study, exploration of research and career possibilities for IDS majors, and composition of individualized program of study.
Introduction to principles of service learning and the Social Change Model of Leadership to promote personal learning, social growth, and civic responsibility. Students participate in a community-based project as determined by the instructor of record.
Course integrates academic objectives with service experiences to foster student learning, personal and social growth, and civic responsibility. Students establish expectations and responsibilities to address a campus or community need in partnership with the community-based service project. Course theme determined by instructor at time of instruction.
Required for all BSIS majors. Must be senior level status to enroll (90 or more earned hours).
Capstone experience is designed to ensure BSIS graduates synthesize the learning objectives embedded in the BSIS program and gain the necessary skills to be market-ready including professional-level communications and critical thinking skills. The special problems research project is centered on students' emphasis area(s).
Exploration of the role of critical thinking in a range of professional settings through reading, writing and communication using technology, professionally-prepared materials, and statistical charts. Basic overview of the research writing process is included.
Must have six credit hours of the following courses.
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Must have three to four credit hours or any higher level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite. The course listed below is the only one offered online through AState at this time. You may also take Math 1054.
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Students must complete three courses from this section. At least one must be a fine arts course, one humanities, and one English course. Please note that Intro to the Literature of the Western World I ENG 2003 and Intro to the Literature of the Western World II ENG 2013 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other Fine Arts courses not offered online are ART 2501, THEA 2503, PHIL 1103.
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Three of the following courses must be completed. At least one course must be selected from HIST 2763, HIST 2773, or POSC 2103. Please note that The United States to 1876 HIST 2763, POSC 2103, Introduction to American Government, and SOC 2213, Introduction to Sociology are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other social science courses that can be taken but not offered online are ECON 2313, ECON 2333, POSC 1003.
United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.
Human society and social behavior.
One of the following courses and lab must be completed. Please note that Biological Science BIO 1003 and Laboratory for Biological Science BIO 1001 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other courses that may be taken but not offered online are BIO 1033, BIO 1063, BIO 2013.
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
The relationship of man to his physical world, content of the course is centered on the development of our modern concepts about matter and energy and how this development is related to the social order of which man is a part. Lecture three hours. This course does not satisfy science certification for secondary school teachers. It is not accepted as a major requirement in any natural science field. Special course fees may apply. To be taken concurrently with PHSC 1201. Prerequisites: MATH 0013 or ACT Mathematics score of 16.
Two hours per week. Special course fees may apply. To be taken concurrently with PHSC 1203.
Foreign Language up to 12 hours (courses to be determined)