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The Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) provides educational opportunities for adult students by offering a complete undergraduate program leading to one of three (3) degrees:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in:
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with majors in:
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in:
    • Interdisciplinary Studies

For specific requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, see the requirements for individual majors in the Davis College of Business section of the academic catalog.

For specific requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences, see the requirements for the Social Sciences major in the College of Arts and Sciences section of the academic catalog.

The specific requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies are listed below.

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA or BS)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies are tailored to working adults who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree through part-time or full time study and makes it possible for students with earned college credits to complete undergraduate degrees. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree offers a challenging and intellectually stimulating curriculum with evening courses drawn from those already offered at the University or approved by University faculty specifically for this degree. The curriculum includes upper-level courses in academic fields that bring together both the range of learning implied by a liberal arts degree and the depth of knowledge associated with study at an advanced undergraduate level. The degree emphasizes critical thinking, clear articulation of ideas, and the habits of individual and collective learning that develop and sustain life-long learners. Students must complete a Capstone Project to synthesize their educational and professional experiences and demonstrate the depth and breadth of their educational experience.

Major Requirements

All Interdisciplinary Studies major must complete the Interdisciplinary Studies Core, the three (3) component areas of Business, Humanities, and Social Science, and a two (2) course Capstone sequence. Interdisciplinary Study majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a foreign language through the 202 level, whereas students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete one (1) International Studies course.

Interdisciplinary Studies Core (15-18)

  • CS 150: Personal Productivity Using Technology (3)
  • ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • MATH 112: Modern Applications of Math (3)
  • XXX xxx: Choice of International Component (3) chosen from:
    • IS xxx
    • INB xxx
    • MKG 341
    • POL 208
  • Either*:
    1. MGT 308WI/SI: Business Communications (3-6), or
      • ENGL 214WI: Research Writing in the Disciplines
      • COMM 201SI: Introduction to General Speech Communications

* Students must complete a Writing Intensive (WI) and Speech Intensive (SI) course in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. MGT 308WI/SI is the only course that meets both requirements simultaneously.

Business Component (9)

Students must complete the following three (3) Business courses:

  • MGT 310: Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills (3)
  • MGT 321: The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • MKG 301: Principles of Marketing (3)

Humanities Component (9)

Students must complete any three (3) Humanities course (2 of which must be upper level). Courses can be in Communications (COMM), English (ENGL), French (FREN), Humanities (HUM), Philosophy (PHIL), Religion (RELG), or Spanish (SPAN).

  • Any COMM, ENGL, FREN, HUM, PHIL, RELG, or SPAN course (3)
  • Any COMM, ENGL, FREN, HUM, PHIL, RELG, or SPAN course (3)
  • Any COMM, ENGL, FREN, HUM, PHIL, RELG, or SPAN course (3)

Social Sciences Component (9)

Students must complete any three (3) upper-level Social Science courses. Courses can be in History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

  • Any upper-level GEOG, HIST, POL, PSYC, or SOC course (3)
  • Any upper-level GEOG, HIST, POL, PSYC, or SOC course (3)
  • Any upper-level GEOG, HIST, POL, PSYC, or SOC course (3)

Capstone Requirement (6)

Students must complete a 2-course Capstone sequence which includes an applied project. The ENT 481 course will prepare the student for their applied project, which will be completed in the Research Intensive** course.

  • ENT 481: Entrepreneurship & the New Economy (3)
  • Either**:
    • ENT 482: Managing & Growing the New Enterprise (if Research Intensive) (3)
    • An approved Research Intensive (RI) course selected​ from student's chosen discipline, if available (3)

** Students must complete either the advanced Entrepreneurship course (if Research Intensive) or may choose an approved Research Intensive course in their chosen discipline, if available.