Born as a response to appeals from corporate leaders, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to design a course of study that serves their unique needs. 

Bachelor of Science in
Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Born as a response to appeals from corporate leaders, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to design a course of study that serves their unique needs. This flexible degree path, which combines aviation and technology with liberal arts, is suited to worldly thinkers who navigate the intersections between technology and humans. With a foundation in General Education plus a core curriculum, three minors, and open electives, students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a wide variety of professions that call for creativity and leadership in aviation and aerospace.

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

Typical First Year

A typical first year will depend on the student’s choice of minors, but will emphasize General Education courses in  Composition and Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics, as well as core program courses such as Principles of Aeronautical Science, Introduction to Space Flight, and Principles of Management.

Degree Details

The Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies requires coursework in general education, a core curriculum, three minor fields of study, and open electives, with successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. Included in the 120 credit hours must be 40 credit hours of upper-division courses (300-400 level).

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General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences3
Lower- or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Credits Total36
Communication Theory and Skills
COM 122English Composition3
COM 219Speech3
COM 221Technical Report Writing3
COM 222Business Communication3
Humanities
Lower-Level
HU 140
Western Humanities I: Antiquity and the Middle Ages
HU 141
Western Humanities II: Renaissance to Postmodern
HU 142
Studies in Literature
HU 143
Introduction to Rhetoric
HU 144
Studies in Art
HU 145
Themes in the Humanities
Upper-Level
300-400 level
Social Sciences
Lower-Level
EC 200
An Economic Survey *
EC 210
Microeconomics
EC 211
Macroeconomics
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
SS 110
World History
SS 120
U.S. History
SS 130
History of Aviation in America
Upper-Level
SS 302
Evolution of Scientific Thought
SS 311
U.S Military History 1775-1900
SS 321
U.S. Military History 1900-Present
SS 325
International Studies
SS 326
Russian-U.S. Relations
SS 331
Current Issues in America
SS 333
U.S.-Asian Relations
SS 334
Contemporary Africa and the World
SS 336
The Modern Middle East in World Affairs
SS 337
Globalization and World Politics
SS 340
U.S. Foreign Policy
SS 353
Early U.S. Diplomacy
SS 363
Inter-American Relations
*

EC 200 is not acceptable together with EC 210 or EC 211 or their equivalent.

Core Requirements/Categories

Aviation Foundation
Select one of the following:3
AS 120
Principles of Aeronautical Science
SP 110
Introduction to Space Flight
SS 130
History of Aviation in America
Private Pilot Certificate
Humanities Survey
Select one of the following:3
HU 140
Western Humanities I: Antiquity and the Middle Ages
HU 141
Western Humanities II: Renaissance to Postmodern (Must be taken in addition to HU 140’s series course for General Education)
Management Foundation
Select one of the following:3
BA 201
Principles of Management
BA 335
International Business
Interdisciplinary Research and Skills
Select one of the following:3
HU 335
Technology and Modern Civilization
HU 338
Traversing the Borders: Interdisciplinary Explorations
International Perspectives
Select two of the following:6
SS 321
U.S. Military History 1900-Present
SS 325
International Studies
SS 326
Russian-U.S. Relations
SS 333
U.S.-Asian Relations
SS 334
Contemporary Africa and the World
SS 336
The Modern Middle East in World Affairs
SS 337
Globalization and World Politics
SS 340
U.S. Foreign Policy
SS 363
Inter-American Relations
Philosophical Perspectives
Select one of the following:3
HU 330
Values and Ethics
HU 341
World Philosophy
HU 345
Comparative Religions
Upper-Level Literature
Select one of the following:3
HU 300
World Literature
HU 305
Modern Literature
HU 310
American Literature
Upper-Level Communication
Select one of the following:3
COM 225
Science and Technology Communication
COM 322
Aviation and Aerospace Communication
COM 350
Environmental Communication
COM 360
Media Relations I
COM 412
Advanced Technical Writing
COM 415
Nonverbal Communication
HU 362
Communication and Organizational Culture
HU 363
Communication and Society
HU 420
Applied Cross-Cultural Communication
Capstone Experience
Select one of the following:3
CE 696/697 Cooperative Education
HU 475
Senior Thesis
Credits Total30

Minors

Students must select three minor fields of study. Required credits in each minor vary, depending on the minors chosen. See Minor Courses of Study in this catalog.

Credits Total45/54
Open Electives0-9
Total Degree Credits120
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