Presentation on theme: "An Overview of Interdisciplinary Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1 An Overview of Interdisciplinary Studies WelcomeAn Overview ofInterdisciplinary Studies
2 WHAT WE WILL COVER Advising Team Tracks in the Major University RequirementsTransfer CreditsDegree RequirementsOnline degree optionsDegree AuditContact Information
3 About Interdisciplinary Studies University-wide programLeads to a B.A. or a B.S. Degree in Interdisciplinary StudiesHoused in the Office of Interdisciplinary StudiesDesigned for academic flexibility recognizing that there are many combinations of courses that meet the needs of individual students while still providing a strong curriculum and educational background.
4 Interdisciplinary Studies TEAM From Left to Right: Lee Logan, Miguel Naranjo, Leah Josepher, Iris Rios, Dr. Michael Hampton, Jessica Broerman, Pete Wallace, Allison Ennis, not pictured Marcelle Turner and Ashley Eden
5 Interdisciplinary Studies Program Tracks Interdisciplinary Studies track (B.A. or B.S.)Environmental Studies track (B.S.)Women’s Studies track (B.A.)
7 University Requirements University Credit Hour Requirement120 Hours to Graduate48 Hours of Upper Level30 of your LAST 39 hours must be at UCFNine hours of summer residency requiredMaintain at least a 2.0 UCF grade point averageGeneral Education Program36 hoursGordon Rule Requirement12 credit hours of Writing6 credit hours of MathC (2.0) Minimum grade in each courseCLAST RequirementAlternatives
8 What are Transfer Credits? Any non-UCF college creditsAP, CLEP, other colleges/universitiesVerify with both institutions that transcripts have been sent/receivedMake sure with your degree audit that your credits have been posted
9 Transfer Credits? What will count in areas? Transfer credit from a regionally accredited University that is equivalent to a UCF course up to 15 hoursWhat will not count in areas?Courses with S/U, P/F gradesTest Credit (AP, CLEP)/Internship CreditCredit without course description or syllabus (Special Topics)What do we need?Course descriptions for any course that is not common course numbered or for a course that UCF does not offerSyllabi for any special topics courses
10 Why Meet With An Advisor? Explain Interdisciplinary StudiesConfirm major and course requirementsMaintain and correct your degree auditExplain undergraduate policies and proceduresAdvising on GEP, Gordon Rule, Residency Requirement, Foreign Language and Transfer CreditFor overrides, waivers, petitions, etc.See an advisor at least once a semester
11 Interdisciplinary Studies Expectations Knights is the Official Communication of UCF. Please make sure that you sign up for a knights account today during the registration lab. (Graduation, Probation, Internships, IS News Letter, Etc.)While the advisors provide guidance and recommendations, the final decision on, and responsibility for your academic career rests on your shoulders.Your experience here will be most fruitful if you stay informed and visit with an advisor regularly.Evaluate your professors each semester for each class (all evaluations will soon be online).
12 Environmental And Women’s Studies Students Break-out
13 Interdisciplinary Studies Track The most popular track (About 95% of our students)Consists of three different, non-overlapping, disciplines - two areas of study plus a minor from the list of minors offered at UCFTwo core courses, cornerstone and capstoneIndividual plan of study developed working closely with advisorGreat academic flexibility
14 Interdisciplinary Studies Track Begins on Page 192 in the 2009-2010 Catalog 54 Credits in the Major6 credits in Two Core CoursesIDS3933 Cornerstone Experience (1st semester in IS)IDS4934 Capstone Experience (last semester in IS)30 credits in Two Subject Areas15 credits each18 credits (or more) in One Minor from UCFOf the 30 credits in the two subject areas, at least 15 credits must be upper level and at least 15 credits must be taken at UCFStudents must consult with an Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor to enter the programB.A. requires one-year university level foreign language or proficiency or American sign language (SPA4614)B.S. requires one semester university level foreign language or proficiency or a multicultural course from our list
15 Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements Students must adopt the most current catalogStudents must declare an Interdisciplinary Studies major at least two semesters before GraduationStudents must earn a least a “C”(2.0) in each core course (IDS3933 & IDS4934) and in all classes in both subject areasNo courses can count in more than one subject area or in a subject area and a minor (No overlap)Independent Studies and Internships cannot be used in the subject areas without prior approval by the Director
16 Interdisciplinary Studies Track core courses IDS Cornerstone ExperienceThe Cornerstone course is meant to be taken at the beginning of your interdisciplinary studies experience. Interdisciplinary study essentials, including basic concepts and methodological tools, to synthesize material from disparate fields and apply them to academic plans and career goals. This course will include the history & definition of Interdisciplinarity, Academic information of the degree itself, and information on Careers and Graduate & professional schools.IDS Capstone ExperienceThe Capstone course is meant to be taken at the end of your interdisciplinary studies experience. Student exposition of coursework demonstrating the understanding of interdisciplinary approaches and successful synthesis of interdisciplinary studies, applied to the course of study and academic/career goals. This course will bring together the knowledge across disciplines that has been developed.
17 Interdisciplinary Studies Track core courses Cornerstone IDS3933Students must be declared IS majors (not pending)Must have ENC1102Should be in first or second semester in programOne online section/one mixed mode sectionWe maintain waiting lists when the class closesCapstone IDS4934Must be in graduating semesterMust have completed IDS3933 with “C” or higherMust get permission from IS DepartmentMultiple online and mixed mode sectionsOnline reserved for online and regional campus students only
18 Interdisciplinary Studies Track areas of study ArtsBehavioral & Social SciencesCommerceCommunicationComputational SciencesEducationEngineeringHealthHumanitiesLetters & Modern LanguagesLife/Biomedical SciencesPhysical SciencesPublic Affairs
19 Interdisciplinary Studies Track UCF Minors (Listed by Areas) Arts Behavioral & Social Sciences Art History Anthropology Art - Studio Anthropology in Multi Studies Dance International & Global Studies Digital Media North Amer. Indian Studies Film - Cinema Studies Political Science Music Political Science/Prelaw Theatre - General Psychology Sociology Commerce Communication Accounting Interpersonal/Organizational Comm. Business Magazine Journalism Economics Mass Communication Finance Hospitality Management Marketing Real Estate Entrepreneurship
20 Interdisciplinary Studies Track UCF Minors (Listed by Areas) Computational Sciences Education Computer Science Coaching Information Technology Early Childhood Education Mathematics Education Statistics Exceptional Education Fitness Training Recreation Tech. Ed. & Industry Training English Lang. Arts Education Mathematics Education Science Education Social Science Education Engineering Health Engineering Leadership Communication Sci. & Disorder Secure Comp. & Network Health Information Mgt. Intelligent Robotic Systems Health Services Admin. Health Sciences
21 Interdisciplinary Studies Track UCF Minors (Listed by Areas) Humanities Letters & Languages History English - Creative Writing Humanities English - Linguistics Judaic Studies English - Literature Middle Eastern Studies English – Tech. Communication Philosophy English - Writing Philosophy, Rel. & Pop French Religious Studies German Italian Spanish Life/Biomedical Science Physical Science Biology Astronomy Molec. Biology & Micro Chemistry Physics Public Affairs American Humanics Criminal Justice Emergency Mgt. & Homeland Security Legal Studies Public Administration Urban & Regional Planning
22 Interdisciplinary Studies Track UCF Minors (Listed by Areas) Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Minors(Can be combined with any area as long as no courses overlap)Aerospace Studies African American Studies Aging Studies American Studies Asian Studies Cognitive Sciences Environmental Studies Energy and Sustainability European Studies Interdisciplinary Informatics Technology Latin American Area Studies Leadership Studies Medieval & Renaissance Studies Military Science Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Technical Entrepreneurship Women’s Studies World Comparative Studies
23 REGIONAL CAMPUS AND ONLINE Interdisciplinary Studies track is available at Regional Campuses and onlineAreas and minors available on Regional Campuses depend on the regional campus course offeringsExample: Business minor and Commerce area will be available Palm Bay and South Lake but not at LeesburgOnline only areas and minors are limited
24 (Completion of an AA degree is highly recommended) Online ProgramStudents must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, CLAST, Gordon Rule, etc.), some of which are not available via distributed learning.(Completion of an AA degree is highly recommended)
25 Online ProgramThe on-line Interdisciplinary Studies Distance learning program is different only in that the areas and minors available to you are limited. The areas of study currently available on-line are:Areas of Study MinorsBehav. & Social Sci Political Science, Sociology (limited)Education Tech. Ed. & Industry TrainingHealth Health Service AdministrationHumanities HistoryLetters WritingPublic Affairs Criminal Justice (not guaranteed)Legal Studies (not guaranteed)Women’s Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)
26 How to get a Degree Audit Log in to myUCF, then…Select Student Self Service
27 How to get a Degree Audit After Student Self Service, then…Other Academic Drop Down – Degree Audit
29 How to get a Degree Audit Go to results tab and view audit
30 Areas for EmploymentAdvertising/Marketing/Sales Public Relations/Spokesperson Business/Management Entrepreneurship/Freelance Work Law and Government Health Professions Education (Teaching) Writing, Technical or Creative Helping Professions Media and Entertainment Library Studies and many more!! Check out Career Services & Experiential Learning for more career information.
31 Helpful ResourcesUniversity of Central Florida - (http://www.ucf.edu/) Interdisciplinary Studies - (http://www.is.ucf.edu/) Registrar’s Office - (http://www.registrar.ucf.edu/) Student Academic Resource Center - (http://www.sarc.sdes.ucf.edu/)University Testing Center - (http://www.testing.sdes.ucf.edu/)Career Services – (http://www.crc.ucf.edu/home/)Experiential Learning -(http://www.explearning.ucf.edu)Online Catalog -(www.catalog.sdes.ucf.edu)Academic Calendar -(www.registrar.ucf.edu/calendar)
32 Contact the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies Location: Classroom Building 1, Suite 302Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.Phone Number: (407)Advising: Call or Stop by the office to schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor. (Appointments Preferred)Peer Advisors are available to assist with questions or concerns.