Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS)

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students interested in Teaching Early Childhood through grade 6, Dual All Level (EC –12) Special Education and EC-6 Generalist Grade 4 through grade 8, or, Special Education (EC-12)

For a suggested course of study please see a School of Education advisor. Degree requirements are as follows:

Admission Requirements

  1. An acceptable score on the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment, formerly Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)). The THEA/TASP test is designed to determine if students possess the basic skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics necessary for university courses. Specific guidelines for exemptions are available in the office of the School of Education and on the School of Education website.
  2. Application for a degree plan filed with the appropriate academic department (for secondary and all-level certification students) or with the School of Education (BSIS majors). Post-baccalaureate students must have a post-baccalaureate certification plan;
  3. Payment of the administrative fee as indicated on a receipt from the cashier's office;
  4. Completion of a minimum of 48 semester credit hrs. with 44 credit hours in the core curriculum and a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.
  5. Submission of evidence dated within the last calendar year that the student is free of tuberculosis.

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of all course requirements leading to the BSIS degree with a "C" or better and a final cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  2. Completion of the University's 44-hour Core Curriculum requirements:

ENGL 1301 Grammar and Composition I

3

ENGL 1302 Grammar and Composition II

3

Math 1350 Concepts of Modern Mathematics I

3

Math 1351 Concepts of Modern Mathematics II

3

Life Science (must include lab)

4

Physical Science (must include lab)

4

World or European Literature

3

SPCM 1315 Fundamentals of Speech

3

Visual and Performing Arts

3

HIST 1301 United States History I

3

HIST 1302 United States History II

3

POLS 2305 Intro. American Government

3

POLS 2306 Introductory Texas Politics

3

Social/Behavioral Science

3