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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students in IDS are able to synthesize broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, interconnections, and epistemology in an educational setting.

The IDS staff works with students to design an Integrative Learning Plan (ILP) that allows students to make connections between separate disciplines as a way of creating academic depth through the comparison and contrasts of ideas and their applications.

Mission Statement

  • The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program at the University of New Orleans is a rigorous and unique degree program that offers students the versatility to design academic plans through the process of integrative learning. 
  • Indeed, Integrative Learning Plans (ILP) and personal academic advising are the hallmarks of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree program. 
  • Working closely with their advisors, IDS students develop ILPs comprised of two- or three-discipline study plans that integrate multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) provides students with a well-developed understanding of their Integrative Learning Plan (ILP) that encompasses a two or three-track plan of study utilizing multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives. To meet the diverse social, cultural, and educational needs of many UNO students, IDS offers a comprehensive program utilizing both on-campus and online credit opportunities. The Integrative Learning Plan and personal academic advising are hallmarks of the IDS degree program.
  • Students who have completed an Associate’s Degree or who have completed most of the General Education requirements will be able to complete the IDS online degree program. UNO is striving to offer online sections for all General Education coursework, but there are still a few gaps. We work with students to fill those gaps with other distance-learning opportunities.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Financial Support Form
  • Official high school transcripts must be sent directly from the school. The transcripts must be in the original language, accompanied by an official English translation
  • Must have completed at least 17 of the 19 credits of the academic core curriculum and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. In addition, students must have the minimum ACT/SAT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9354 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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