Sep 23, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Studies, B.S.

University Studies  
Dianna Rust, program coordinator

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree is an interdisciplinary degree program with instruction offered on the MTSU campus as well as online. This degree is extremely flexible and is an excellent option for students seeking a broad-based educational experience or wanting to custom-design a degree program. Those seeking this accelerated path to graduation choose two areas of emphasis (12 hours each) to meet personal and professional goals. Sample study subjects include child and family studies, communication studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, English or writing, health, human sciences, information technology, journalism or public relations, leadership studies, nutrition, office management, political science, psychology, sociology, teaching and learning, and women’s studies.

Students who have accumulated a variety of course credits that are not easily applied to a particular degree program often find that they can be used in this program, allowing them to graduate earlier. Elective course requirements for adult learners are often fulfilled through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which evaluates college-level learning gained through work, training, certifications, licensure, military, and other programs. Details about the program should be discussed with student’s advisor.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Integrated Studies, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (31 hours)

Area of Support/Minor (18 hours)

Electives (30 hours)

  • UNIV 1010 recommended 3 credit hours
  • General electives 27 credit hours (discuss with advisor)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Integrated Studies

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 28 Hours


  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project 3 credit hours
  • Area of emphasis (UD) 6 credit hours
  • Area of support/minor 9 credit hours
  • Upper-division electives 9 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours