Interdisciplinary Studies

Campuses that Offer this Program: 
East Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
The University of Memphis

Program Requirements  (120 credit hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to allow individualized majors around a theme, topic or track.

The courses listed below under each of the noted categories have been developed to meet the course standards for the Regents Online Degree Programs. Students should check with their advisor regarding other online and traditional courses that may meet the requirements of the noted categories.

1. University Admission

You must apply and meet the admission requirements for your university home institution.

2 . General Education

You must meet the General Education Requirements of your home institution. It is critical to talk with your advisor(s) prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability.

  • Complete all of your general education courses through your university, OR
  • Meet with the university RODP Transcript Advisor to determine which prior college credits and/or work experience credits fulfill the university general education requirements, OR
  • Complete the General Education Requirements online through any of the Board of Regents Community Colleges. Be sure to consult your university advisor prior to taking courses.

3. Track Options (24 hours)

The major must include 12 hours from two upper division academic disciplines for a total of 24 hours. Duplication of courses is not allowed between the two disciplines.

Track examples:
  • Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity
  • English
  • International
  • Communication
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Organizational Leadership
  • International Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Plus, more!

Check with your advisor on options for developing a program of study that most effectively supports your career goals.

4. Culminating Special Project (3 hours)

Senior status required- Culminating Special Project must be approved by advisor.

5 . Electives (33 hours)

An additional 33 semester hours (or 27 hours electives plus 6 hour internship noted below) may be drawn from the tracks or selected from other areas to complement the degree program.

Internship (3 - 6 hours) is optional as an elective. Student must be of junior status, and the internship must be approved by advisor.

6 . Graduation Requirements

Include the following:

  • At least 120 semester hours total
  • At least 30 semester hours must be awarded by the degree-granting institution
  • At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level
  • No more than 24 semester hours in business courses

Graduation: You may receive your diploma by mail or attend the official graduation activities and ceremonies at your home institution.

Diploma: Your home institution will conduct your program audit and grant your degree. Your degree will note the name of your home institution.  Your diploma will be the same as all other diplomas. 

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