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Interdisciplinary Studies B.A., B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

IDS offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students also may choose to participate in the Three-Plus-One Program, which allows them to earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree by completing 90 hours at USC Upstate and 30 semester hours (one year) of coursework at an approved, accredited professional school like Sherman College of Chiropractic. The IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers including freshman and transfer students. Currently, more than 250 students are choosing to major in IDS.

The programme

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies also offers the Nonprofit Administration Minor.  

For over 35 years, students in the Upstate of South Carolina have found the flexibility of the interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program provides an effective path to their academic and career goals. The IDS program is designed to respond to the growing economic and cultural diversity of the Upstate and the increasing complexity of a global economy. With more than 250 students majoring in the program, IDS is an exciting and dynamic degree program that gives students creative options for designing individualized courses of study. Students may also choose to participate in the Three-Plus-One Program, which allows them to earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree by completing 90 hours at USC Upstate and 30 semester hours (one year) of coursework at an approved, accredited professional school like Sherman College of Chiropractic. From freshmen to students completing their degree, the IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. With the support of an advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies provides students the opportunity to broaden their education by developing a multidisciplinary or individualized degree program to meet their educational and career goals. Students may take courses in all disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics as well as a number of courses in the School of Education. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed at USC Upstate after acceptance into the IDS program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • IDS offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students also may choose to participate in the Three-Plus-One Program, which allows them to earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree by completing 90 hours at USC Upstate and 30 semester hours (one year) of coursework at an approved, accredited professional school like Sherman College of Chiropractic. 
  • The IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers including freshman and transfer students. Currently, more than 250 students are choosing to major in IDS.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

General Requirements

Transcripts

  • International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates).

Sufficient Funding

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid programs at USC Upstate make it easier for many students to attend school who could not do so if left entirely to their own resources. The three general categories of federally-sponsored financial aid programs offered by the University to qualified undergraduate students include loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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