The Bachelor of Applied Sciences program offers students a general liberal education that allows them to pursue study in a broad range of fields including humanities, arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, professional, and interdisciplinary fields. Students will have the opportunity to understand different disciplinary approaches to areas of inquiry and how they compare and relate to each other. Students should try to choose an advisor who offers classes in their area of concentration.
This major is only open to students who have completed at least 90 credits. It is not available as a second major for currently enrolled students or students who have already completed a KSC degree.
Integrated Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
A total of five (5) courses from one or any combination of the following disciplines. Three (3) of the courses must be taken at the upper-level (300- or 400-level). Students should recognize that upper-level courses, including both Integrative Studies Program (ISP) courses and non-ISP/disciplinary courses, may require prerequisites. Students should also realize that not all courses in some of the disciplines below are available for non-majors in these areas.
Disciplines include Architecture (ARCH), Construction Management (CMGT), Nursing (NURS), Human Performance and Movement Science (HP), Public Health (PH), Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences (SAFE), STEM for Informal Educators (STEM), or Sustainable Product Design & Innovation (SPDI).
Take one (1) course from four (4) of the following areas of study for a total of four (4) courses (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary) plus one additional class from the categories of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or Social Sciences. At least two (2) courses must be taken at the upper-level (300- or 400-level). Upper-level courses, including both Integrative Studies Program (ISP) courses and non-ISP/disciplinary courses, may require prerequisites.
Any course with an IA prefix or disciplinary courses from Art (ART), Music (MU), or Theatre and Dance (TAD) English courses in Creative Writing may also count.
Any course with an IH prefix or disciplinary courses from Communication or Philosophy (COMM/PHIL), English (ENG), Film Studies (FILM), French (FR), German (GER), History (HIST), Journalism (JRN), Modern Languages and Cultures (ML), or Spanish (SP).
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Any course with an IN prefix or disciplinary courses in Astronomy (ASTR), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (CS), Geoscience (GEOS), Mathematics (MATH), or Physics (PHYS).
Any course with an IS prefix or disciplinary courses in Anthropology (ANTH), Business Management (MGT), Criminal Justice Studies (CJS), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Politics (POSC), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOC).
Any course with an II prefix or disciplinary courses in American Studies (AMST), Environmental Studies (ENST), Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS), Information Studies (INFO), or Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS).
40 credits at the upper-level