Bachelor of Liberal Studies/Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science (BS)/Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program provides an opportunity to develop and pursue a course of study centered around a unifying theme, problem, or issue. Students must complete an application that proposes ten upper-level courses (40 credits), selected from various Metropolitan College departments and programs, that relate to their proposed interdisciplinary study topic. The application must include a statement of rationale for the topic and be sponsored by a faculty member. The application must then be reviewed and approved by the assistant dean for student academic affairs.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad understanding of the liberal arts (that may be considered complete in itself or as suitable preparation for graduate studies), along with college-level rhetorical acumen through exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including mathematics and computer science.
  • Critical thinking skills via analysis and synthesis of interdisciplinary material studied in the classical and contemporary liberal arts.
  • Preparedness for active citizenship by means of a strong foundation in the liberal arts and an understanding of the connectedness of knowledge and learning.

The BLS in Interdisciplinary Studies is also available through the online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP). For students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree—and who have previously earned 52–64 transferable academic credits—the UDCP offers a unique, completely online curriculum covering the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

Distribution Requirements

A total of 48 credits is required.

English

  • MET EN 104
  • MET EN 201

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered
    MET MA 110 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H), natural sciences (N), or social sciences (S)

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Specialization and Related Courses

A total of ten courses (40 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required. A minimum of six courses (24 credits) must be at the 300 level or higher.

Electives

Choose ten courses (40 credits).

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