Students should consult with their academic advisor and their Interdisciplinary Studies faculty member for more information on program requirements. More info
*Please note courses are offered at the URI Providence Campus in the evenings (6pm – 8:45pm)
Learner Designed (Three-Minor Major)
The Interdisciplinary Studies Learner Designed degree is a bachelor’s program designed for STAR students–working professionals who identify as service-member, transfer, adult, and returning students. This innovative major is well-suited for students whose career goals call for training in more than one discipline or who want a breadth of knowledge in several fields rather than a depth of knowledge in a single discipline. This interdisciplinary “three-minor” major provides an opportunity for students to develop and pursue a course of study centered on a self-selected unifying theme, problem, or issue. Students earning this learner designed major will (a) possess an interdisciplinary perspective by focusing on three areas of study, (b) apply critical thinking skills integrating theory and practice to creatively solve problems across disciplines, and (c) communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries.
The Interdisciplinary Studies General Studies degree is a bachelor’s program designed for STAR students–working professionals who identify as service-member, transfer, adult, and returning students. This major is well-suited for students who enter into the University of Rhode Island with a substantial amount of credits or for those students who want an academic degree that includes learning opportunities from a diverse array of academic programs. The General Studies BIS degree provides an interdisciplinary approach to degree completion, combining flexible course options, small class sizes, and the ability for students to craft a major that meets their needs for an efficient path towards graduation. Students will complete course work in three distinct subject areas of their choosing, while concurrently honing their critical thinking, communication, and research skills and synthesizing their learning in BIS core courses, including a capstone experience.
Major Entry Requirements
- Admission into this program requires successful completion of at least 24 credits with an earned grade point average of at least a 2.00.
- Transfer Students may apply to this major by completing a transfer application. For more information on requirements for transfer students go to URI transfer admissions.
- Continuation in the program is contingent upon students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00.