Program Philosophy and Objectives
This two-year program is intended for those students who wish to gain a broad background of durable skills including speaking, writing, critical thinking, numeracy, and cultural awareness. The Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts degree provides a well-rounded academic foundation and exposes students to several specialized areas of study with the option to transition into any four-year degree program at Wilmington University.
Program of Study
The Associate of Arts degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies includes courses in English composition, social studies, mathematics, science, and the humanities. Students are encouraged to structure a core specialization, consisting of 21 credit hours in an area of interest. Students are also encouraged to pursue a three-credit internship (IDS 289 - Experiential Education for Interdisciplinary Studies) with their elective credits.
Sixty (60) total credit hours are required for degree completion.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
CTA 210 Intro to Technology
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
FIN 101 Financial Literacy
HIS 300 World and Regional Geography
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
POL 300 American Politics
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Fine Arts Elective
Natural Science Elective
Fine Art Elective: Select one course with prefix: ART, DRA, LIT, or MUS.
Natural Science Elective: (SCI 308 excluded)
Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.