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Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Professional Studies Credit Hours - 3
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L)
English Credit Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302
Fine Art Credit Hours - 3
FINE 1306
History Credit Hours - 6
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology Credit Hours - 0-2
KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics Credit Hours - 3-4
MATH 1303 or 1304 or 1307 or 1308 or 1405 (eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite).
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 15
Laboratory sciences selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion Credit Hours - 6-12
RELI 1301 and 1302. (If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 6
POLS 2301 and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Total General Studies Hours Semester Hours - 51-60
Electives Credit Hours - 30-39
Courses transferred, ACE approved military and/or corporate training, etc.
Interdisciplinary Studies Major Credit Hours - 30
  • Option One:

    The student completes two 15-hour concentrations at DBU. (Twelve (12) hours of each concentration must be upper level.)*

  • Option Two:

    The student transfers in 15 hours to fulfill one concentration and completes the second 15-hour concentration at DBU. (Twelve (12) hours of each concentration must be upper-level.)*

  • Option Three:

    Inverted Degree Program students have the option of using the technical/occupational semester hours transferred in for one of their two concentrations. In that case, the 12-hour upper-level requirement is waived for the concentration for which the technical/occupational hours are used. The student then finishes the major by completing a minimum of 15 credit hours in the classroom at DBU in the second concentration. (Twelve (12) hours must be upper-level.)*

    If an inverted student chooses not to utilize technical/occupational hours for one concentration, then each concentration must include a minimum of 12 upper-level hours.

    *All three options require a minimum of 15 credit hours in each concentration totaling 30 credit hours for both. DBU also requires a minimum of 12 upper-level hours for each concentration (except with Option 3).

Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Credit Hours


Other Requirements
  • Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours. (Exception: Inverted Degree Program)
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at DBU.
  • Completion of 30 of the last 36 credit hours in residence at Dallas Baptist University. Students must receive approval of the registrar prior to taking courses at any other college or university.
  • Minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.


Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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