Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies Major, B.S. (Professional Studies Concentration)

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Department Information

College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
PO Box 70659
Phone: 423-439-4223
Nell Dossett Hall, Third Floor

The Bachelor of Interdiscipinary Studies (BSIS) meets the needs of students whose academic interests are situated between two or more disciplines and gives students the opportunity to integrate personal and professional growth by means of the exploration of multiple subjects, perspectives, and methodologies in a variety of fields. Because the BSIS program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses, it is especially suited for students whose work-life situation requires more flexible scheduling.

Students enrolled in the BSIS program may not double-major at ETSU.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 79 credits
     Major Core     10 credits
   Professional Studies Concentration    30 credits
     General Electives    35-36 credits
     Capstone    3 credits
     Non-course requirement: Individualized Learning Plan 
TOTAL 120 credits

General Education Requirements    

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Professional Studies Concentration: 30 credits

Upper-Division Credits (12 credits)

Choose three upper-division credits in each category below, from a list of approved options maintained by the division:

  • Professional Communication (3 credits)
  • Organizational Environment and Behavior (3 credits)
  • Professional Leadership (3 credits)
  • Technology in the Professions (3 credits)

Focal Area (12 credits)

Choose one of the above categories as a focal area, and select twelve additional credits in that area from a list of approved options maintained by the division.

Free Electives: 35-36 credits

Senior Capstone: 3 credits

Individualized Learning Plan

Advisors will works with students to develop an individualized learning plan.

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