Sep 29, 2023  
2022/2023 University Catalog 
    
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 49993) (SIMS Code: 880204)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

The student master plan must be approved (AD-101) before this major may be declared.

A minor is not required with this major.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments (IS3D) incorporates three different disciplines into a unified theme. The application process includes submission of a master plan and the selection of lower and upper division coursework in three participating departments. Visit http://is3d.sdsu.edu for additional information.

Retention Policy


Faculty Advancement and Student Success expects all students in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments (IS3D) major to make reasonable academic progress towards their degree. IS3D students who are not following the requirements identified in their custom IS3D master plan may be removed from the major and moved to undeclared status.

Impacted Program


The interdisciplinary studies in three departments major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the interdisciplinary studies in three departments major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Advising


Preliminary approval of the major must be secured from the interdisciplinary studies in three departments (IS3D) advisers in Faculty Advancement and Student Success. Acceptance into the program also requires approval from each of three departmental advisers. Information regarding participating departments and procedures for applying is available on the IS3D website: http://is3d.sdsu.edu.

Preparation for the Major


A minimum of two courses (normally defined as six semester units) in each of the three departments selected in the major must be completed in the lower division as foundation for upper division courses. In departments where lower division offerings are insufficient to meet this requirement, the total minimum upper division requirement may be extended.

Some departments have specific guidelines for students to follow when selecting preparation for the major courses. Visit http://is3d.sdsu.edu for details.

Language Requirement


Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Major


A minimum of 36 upper division units selected from three departments: (a) with no fewer than nine units from each of the three departments; and (b) with no fewer than six units from each of the three departments completed at San Diego State University; and (c) with minimum overall and San Diego State University grade point averages of 2.0 in each of the three departments. Some departments have specific guidelines for students to follow when selecting major courses. Visit http://is3d.sdsu.edu for details.

Note


For information on additional interdisciplinary programs, refer to Arabic, Asian Studies, Child and Family Development, Comparative International Studies, Comparative Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Gerontology, Humanities, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, Jewish Studies, Language, Culture, and Society, Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Science, and Sustainability.

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