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Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies Major for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education

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Nancy Murray - Education

Petri Flint - Interdisciplinary Studies

Students in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School (General Science, History, Humanities, and Math Science Concentrations), and Special Education are required to select Interdisciplinary Studies as their Liberal Arts and Sciences major.

Requirements for the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is typically awarded as a Bachelor of Science. A Bachelor of Arts is awarded if the student includes foreign language study through the second year of college level work and concentrates their fields of study in the liberal arts and sciences fields. Other requirements include:

  • A rationale/thematic organizing principle for the program.
  • A required series of IDIS seminar courses (6 cr.)
  • A core of three interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary courses, one required, two elective (9 cr.)

Minor and Concentrations for Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education

Students are required to have one minor and two cluster concentrations from four curriculum areas (English, History, Mathematics, or Science) deemed appropriate by their advisor.

The following are all the possible minors (See the appropriate content area for requirements of each minor.)

  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems Science
  • English Literature
  • English Professional Writing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geographic Science and Technology
  • History
  • Honors
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Science
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • Theater
  • Women’s Studies

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