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    Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Education B.A., with Gerontology Concentration


Interdisciplinary Education B.A.


The Interdisciplinary Education degree leads to a Bachelor of Arts designed for those not seeking positions as classroom teachers, which would require certification through the Elementary Education degree.  The Interdisciplinary Education degree shares common courses with the Elementary Education degree; therefore, it is possible to transfer from Elementary Education into Interdisciplinary Education without losing time toward completion.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Admission Standards for the Program


The program is designed to start upper-level courses in summer semester for a spring graduation in senior year.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


These prerequisites must be met by USF students with a grade of “C-” as the minimum acceptable grade.

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students should be aware that by university regulation they are obligated to establish academic residency by completing the equivalent of one academic year (30 semester hours) in “on-campus” courses. All undergraduate transfer students electing Forensic Studies as their major will be required, moreover, to take a minimum of 30 credit hours in major coursework at the University of South Florida. The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

  • EDF X005 Intro. To Education – 3 credit hours

FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: General education courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution’s existing catalog and delineated in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

Total Credit Hours: 122


Total Major Hours: 36


Interdisciplinary Education Concentrations (3 courses; 9 credit hours)

Select One Concentration Area: Criminology, Education, English, Gerontology, History, Leadership, Political Science, Professional and Technical Communication, Psychology, or Sociology.

Gerontology Concentration (3 courses, 9 credit hours)


Interdisciplinary Education B.A. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


Students are required to have a 2.5 major GPA and 2.5 USF GPA.

Grading Requirements


Minimum grade of C in all major courses.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914 course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Internship Opportunities


Advising Information


Please contact the academic advisor, Meghan Miller at miller115@usf.edu.

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Tampa, please select the following link for information about scheduling an  advising appointment:  https://www.usf.edu/education/about-us/advising.aspx

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Sarasota-Manatee, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of St. Pete, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/advisor/index.aspx

4 Year Plan of Study - Interdisciplinary Education B.A.


Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Year 3


Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • EDE 4947 - Clinical Education I  Credit(s): 3 
  • Interdisciplinary Education Concentration Core Credit(s): 3
  • Interdisciplinary Education Concentration Core Credit(s): 3
  • Interdisciplinary Education Concentration Core Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


  • EDG 4909 - Directed Studies  Credit(s): 1-4 (Students must take for 3 credit hours)
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1
  • ✳️ Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 13

2 Year Plan of Study - Interdisciplinary Education B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • EDE 4947 - Clinical Education I  Credit(s): 3 
  • Interdisciplinary Emphasis Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Interdisciplinary Emphasis Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Interdisciplinary Emphasis Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • EDE 4909 - Directed Study: Elementary Education  Credit(s): 1-3 (Must be taken for 3 credit hours)
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 15