May 24, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Studies, B.S.

University Studies  
Dianna Rust, program coordinator

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree program is for the person who wishes to pursue a broad-based educational experience rather than a program designed to meet specific vocational or professional job opportunities. This program offers flexible course scheduling and may be particularly appropriate for students with prior credits that can be applied to a four-year degree. The degree is offered by the University Studies department within the University College.

Specific requirements are

  1. 41 semester hours fulfilling the General Education requirements;
  2. a 31-hour major consisting of 7 hours of required courses and one area emphasis of 24 hours determined in consultation with an advisor;
  3. completion of at least 9 semester hours at the upper-division level through MTSU in the major;
  4. 2.00 GPA in the courses taken in the major;
  5. 15-18 hour area of support or minor; and
  6. 30 hours of electives (or 33 hours if a 15-hour minor is used).
  7. A minimum of 25 percent of credit for each degree awarded by MTSU must be earned through offerings by the University.
  8. At least 42 hours of junior and senior (3000-4000 level) courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.00 GPA)  or better.
  9. Courses numbered 1000 and 2000 which are substituted for 3000-4000-level courses may not be used in the 42 upper-division hours.
  10. A minimum of 30 semester hours of junior and senior (3000-4000-level) courses must be completed through MTSU.
  11. A minimum of 60 semester hours of senior college credit will be required from all students who transfer from colleges with less than four-year designation.
  12. No more than 25 percent of the credits for nonbusiness degrees may be in courses commonly found in a school of business.
  13. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 must be obtained on all degree credit courses.

Additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies can be obtained from the University Studies Department  or at

Academic Map

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

Integrated Studies, B.S., Academic Map