Integrated Studies Program
Calumet College of St. Joesph's Integrated Studies program offers an integrative, a cross-disciplinary approach to study.
The Integrated Studies Program, part of General Education, offers a Bachelor’s degree with an integrative, cross-disciplinary approach to study. The program allows students to design a customized and specific course of study to best suit their educational and professional objectives, with emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills. Further, this degree allows students the freedom of studying subjects in a holistic and contextual way.
An academic advisor in consultation with the Program Director assists the student in the development of a program of study.
Students with this major will shape their curriculum to pursue a career of their choosing. In addition, students may pursue Integrated Studies to prepare for graduate school.
Objectives and requirements
120 credit hours
Upon completion of this program, it is expected that students will:
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge from chosen disciplines
- Demonstrate an ability to write and speak clearly, logically and in sufficient depth and detail on topics students have studied.
38 hours: General Education
30 hours: upper level courses in major
- A minimum of 2 minors (or an appropriate distribution of 12 credit hours) in at least two specific content areas is recommended
- General Education courses are excluded from major courses above
- IST 499 Integrative Project
16 hours: additional coursework that ensures a program of study that is appropriately interdisciplinary.
37 hours: Electives
Integrated Studies majors must collaborate with a minimum of two full-time faculty members in different disciplines to develop an academic plan within two semesters of declaring their major. The academic plan must be approved by the Curriculum and Assessment committee and the VPAA at least two academic semesters before the intended graduation date to ensure degree integrity.