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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Interdisciplinary Science (BA Interdisciplinary Science). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Interdisciplinary Science Major

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Interdisciplinary Science Requirements Worksheets below and visit the IS Advising and Resources page for information about identifying and selecting courses that meet the requirements. 

      Introductory courses—6 courses total (18–24 credits):

      • LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior
      • LMTH 2055 Modeling with Quantitative Data
      • LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment
      • LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability
      • LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies
      • 1 approved LSCI 2000-level foundation course not listed above

        Other required courses—5 courses total (18–20 credits):

        • Choose 1 Mathematics course (3-4 credits):
          • LMTH 2040 Calculus I
          • LMTH 2045 Calculus II
          • LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS
          • LMTH 2014 QRII Research Methods and Visualization

        • 1 3xxx Laboratory Science course (All have prerequisites.) (4 credits)

          • 2 intermediate/advanced LSCI courses at the 3000 level or above. (All have a foundation prerequisite. Note that Interdisciplinary Science Intermediate/Advanced courses are offered every year but course offerings may vary from year to year.) (8 credits)

            • 1 LSCI/LMTH elective (Any LSCI/LMTH course other than Quantitative Reasoning I or non-LSCI/LMTH course by faculty approval. This course must be chosen in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor.) (3–4 credits)

            Senior Capstone (3–4 credits) 

            • Choose 1:
              • LSCI 4900 Interdisciplinary Science Capstone
              • An approved graduate-level course

            Total credits: 39-48

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