The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to combine the strengths of Embry-Riddle's respected position in the aviation and aerospace industry with the freedom to adapt to the changing future of the job market in a way that serves their unique needs. 

Bachelor of Science in
Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to combine the strengths of Embry-Riddle's respected position in the aviation and aerospace industry with the freedom to adapt to the changing future of the job market in a way that serves their unique needs. Born as a response to appeals from corporate leaders, this flexible degree path allows students to specialize in a range of areas, from flight, air traffic control or aviation weather to space studies, humanities or international relations. 

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, including a minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division courses (300-400 level).

General Education36
Core Requirements 30-33
Minors and Open Electives51-54
Total Credit Hours120

General Education

Communication Theory and Skills *9
Computer Science3
Lower-Level Humanities *3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences (One course must include a laboratory)6
Lower-level Social Sciences *6
HU/SS 300-400 level *3
Total Credits36

Core Requirements

Cross Discipline Core

BA 201Principles of Management3
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology **3
MA 222Business Statistics **3
Select one of the following:3
AS 120
Principles of Aeronautical Science
IS 100
Interdisciplinary Studies - Issues in Facing the Future
SS 130
History of Aviation in America
FAA
Private Pilot Certificate
Total Credits12

Enhanced General Education

Select six credits from the following:6
Any HU 14X series
SS 204
Introduction to Geography
SS 210
Introduction to Sociology
SIS 100
Introduction to Global Security
LAR
Arabic I & II
LCH
Chinese I & II
LSP
Spanish I & II
Summer Study Abroad
Select one of the following:3
HU 330
Values and Ethics
HU 341
World Philosophy **
HU 345
Comparative Religions **
Total Credits9

International Focus

Select two of the following:6
BA 335
International Business
HU 335
Technology and Modern Civilization
SIS 312
Global Crime and International Justice Systems
SIS 315
Studies in Global Intelligence I
SIS 317
Political Change, Revolution, and War
SIS 320
Global History, Politics, and Culture
SIS 400
International Security and Globalization
SIS 415
GSIS Senior Capstone Course
SS 327
International Relations
SS 333
U.S. - Asian Relations
SS 340
U.S. Foreign Policy
Total Credits6

Capstone Experience

IS 399Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies (OR Cooperative Education )3-6
Total Credits3-6
Total Credits30-33

Minors and Open Electives

Students must select three minor fields of study that range in credits from 15 to 21. Open electives will complete any remaining credits after the selection of minors.

Minors and Open Electives51-54
*

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met.

**

Courses required if not taken for general education credit.

Communication Theory and Skills
COM 122English Composition3
COM 219Speech3
COM 221Technical Report Writing3
COM 222Business Communication3
COM 223Intelligence Writing3
COM 260Introduction to Media3
COM 351Journalism3
COM 410Advanced Professional Writing3
COM 411Web Design Workshop3
COM 420Advanced Technical Communication I1
HU 319Advanced Speech3
HU 355Creative Writing3
HU 363Communication and Society3
HU 399Special Topics in Humanities6
HU 499Special Topics in Humanities6
Humanities
Lower level
Any HU 14X course
Upper level
HU 300-400 level
Social Sciences
Lower level
EC 100-200 level
SS/PSY 100-200 level
Upper level
SS/PSY 300-400 level
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