Interdisciplinary Studies - Requirements for the Major (BAS)

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Areas of Emphasis

Self-Directed

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Additional Requirements, 20-23 credits

Concentration, choose 12 credits:

The concentration provides an opportunity to develop competence in an area of application. The concentration consists of 300- and 400-level courses that are approved by an academic adviser.

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106              Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • ECON 307             History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424       The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301           Ethical Theory, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401           Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, required:

  • IST 400                 Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective, 3 credits (if needed):

Satisfactory completion of any baccalaureate degree course(s) taken after the associate degree has been earned.

Organizational Communication

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Additional Requirements, 29 credits

Organizational Communication, 12 credits required:

  • COMM 333             Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 335             Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 336             Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 480             Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Communication, 9 credits required:

  • COMM 133             Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 280             Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits
  • COMM 282             Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106                 Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • ECON 307             History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424       The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301           Ethical Theory, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401           Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, 3 credits required:

  • IST 400                 Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Emergency Management

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Additional Requirements, 20-23 credits

Emergency Management, choose 12 credits:

  • PU EN AF 335       Principles and Practices of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 336       Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 337       Disaster Response Operations and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 338       Disaster Recovery, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 339       Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management, 3 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106             Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • ECON 307            History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301          Ethical Theory, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401          Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, required:

  • IST 400               Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective, 3 credits (if needed):

Satisfactory completion of any baccalaureate degree course(s) taken after the associate degree has been earned.

Human Development

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Additional Requirements, 26-28 credits

Human Development

Required course, minimum of 3 credits:

  • HUM DEV 210          Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits

Choose one of these, minimum of 1 course:

  • ANTHRO 100           Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • BIOLOGY 202          Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 102          Introduction to Human Biology, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202             Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, minimum of 12 credits:

Students must complete two of the following courses and two additional courses from Human Development, excluding 478, 495, 496, 497, 498.

  • HUM DEV 331          Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 332          Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 343          Adulthood and Aging, 3 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106          Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • ECON 307            History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301          Ethical Theory, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401          Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, required:

  • IST 400          Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective, 3 credits (if needed):

Satisfactory completion of any baccalaureate degree course(s) taken after the associate degree has been earned.

Environmental Policy Studies

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Supporting Courses, 11 credits required

Required, minimum of 2 credits:

  • IST 106          Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Choose three of these, minimum of 9 credits:

  • EARTH SC 222          Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate, 3 credits
  • ECON 203          Micro Economics Analysis, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 102          Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 101        American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 102        Environment and Society, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 18 credits required

Environmental Policy Studies, minimum of 12 credits

Choose four of these:

  • ENV SCI 303        Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301        Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 324        Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 350        Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378        Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428        Evaluating Programs in Public/Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 453        Cost Benefit Analysis, 3 credits

Critical Thinking, minimum of 3 credits required:

  • ECON 307        History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424        The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401        Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, required minimum of 3 credits:

  • IST 400        Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits
Interdisciplinary Studies Program