May 24, 2020
University Core (49 Hours)
University Core - English (12 hours)
University Core - History (6 hours)
University Core - Bible (6 hours)
University Core - Social Sciences (6 hours)
Choose two courses representing two different subject areas.
University Core - Science (7 hours)
Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course. Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:
- BIO 103 - Human Biology
- BIO 104 - Human Biology Laboratory
- BIO 105 - Plants and People
- BIO 106 - Plants and People Laboratory
- BIO 111 - Biology I
- CHE 112 - Chemistry in American Life II
- CHE 141 - General Chemistry I
- PHY 151 - General Physics I
- PHY 251 - Fundamentals of Physics I
The remaining course may be 3 or 4 hours from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. A student may choose one course from each of two disciplines or two courses from the same discipline. However, course combinations NOT permitted include the following: BIO 101-203, 101-111, CHE 141-111, 141-124, 111-124, PHY 151-251, 251-104, 151-104. Evening students (those taking half or more of their courses as evening classes) may substitute a 3-hour non-laboratory course for the 4-hour laboratory course.
University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)
Any MAT course numbered 101 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.
University Core - Fine Arts (3 hours)
University Core - Technology Requirement (3 hours)
Choose one of the following courses:
University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)
Three hours are required. Recommended courses are listed below:
University Core - Chapel
Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:
|Freshman (0-23 semester hours)
|Sophomore (24-53 semester hours)
|Junior (54-83 semester hours)
|Senior (84 or more semester hours)
Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.
IDS Degree Program Major Requirements (54-63 Hours)
Students complete the program coursework in the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree by selecting, in consultation with their advisor, three defined minors from the Mississippi College undergraduate catalog. Interdisciplinary Studies Degree students will identify one of the three minors as a “preferred” or “concentration” area. Because different minors at the University require varying numbers of hours (usually between 18 and 21 hours), different combinations of programs may result in varying numbers of program hours. Coordination by, and communication with, the Interdisciplinary Studies advisor is thus crucial in successfully completing this degree program. To meet graduation requirements, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each of the minor areas, as well as an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
CONCENTRATION AREA (18-21 HOURS)
Students choose one of the minors at the University as a preferred area of study. See the various academic departmental information for available minors.
SUPPLEMENTAL AREA (18-21 HOURS)
Students must choose a second minor program from the available minors at the University. See the various academic departmental information for available minors.
SUPPLEMENTAL AREA (18-21 HOURS)
Students must choose a third minor program from the available minors at the University. See the various academic departmental information for available minors.
Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the advisor. Special attention should be paid to the requirement that “at least one-third of the academic work which a student takes in meeting requirements for graduation with a bachelor’d degree must be in junior-senior level courses (courses numbered 300-400).” Thus, in a 130-hour program, at least 39 hours must be taken at the 300- or 400-level. See Academic Information, General Degree Requirements for Graduation section of the undergraduate catalog.