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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies combines traditional academics with innovative learning opportunities that will help you finish University of Houston Downtown strong.
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Overview

An Iterdisciplinary Studies major can broaden your academic knowledge and equip you with an array of skills relevant for entry into many occupations. Employers value critical-thinking, teamwork, and solid communication skills. 

They seek employees who can handle complex information and solve real-world problems. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is customizable to meet your academic goals within the parameters of degree requirements and prerequisites. 

The University of Houston Downtown BSIS degree is a 120-credit hour program. Students customize a degree plan to meet their academic goals and their intended career path. They can opt to complete a traditional minor or they may choose to study combinations that teach certain skills or focus on particular fields.

Options for developing innovative fields of study include social media studies and environmental studies. Students may choose to focus on courses to improve leadership, presentation, and writing skills. Courses can be online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two. 

Career options:

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  • Police Officer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Community Relations Director
  • Bank Branch President
  • Payroll Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics and Public Life
  • Communication and Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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