Interdisciplinary Degree Program

David B. Merrell, Director of Curriculum
ACU Box 29141
Abilene, Texas 79699-9141
Hardin Administration Building, Room 212

Phone: 325-674-2035
Fax: 325-674-6844


A composite interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science may be designed to meet the student’s needs.

The Master of Liberal Arts in interdisciplinary studies is available. See the Graduate School section of this catalog.



An individualized composite interdisciplinary major may be approved for a student whose life and career goals will be served by such a major. The student must work with the appropriate academic
advisor(s) and the director of curriculum to design the degree plan, which will include the University and Degree Core general education requirements. The director of curriculum will then assign a primary and secondary advisor to work with the student.



Major Code: CIND

The composite interdisciplinary degree will be designed to meet the student’s individual goals. 

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a composite interdisciplinary program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog.

General Education Requirements
The composite interdisciplinary degree will include the University and Degree Core appropriate to the BA or BS degree.

Major Requirements
The composite interdisciplinary degree will include all graduation requirements for the degree as well as any special graduation requirements necessary to fulfill the student’s degree goals. The
degree plan, which will exceed the minimums for a major in the chosen BA or BS degree, can combine significant elements from two or more majors. Combined areas such as social sciences, humanities, behavioral sciences, fine arts or natural sciences may be used as one academic area. Minimum GPA requirements, both within major and cumulative, will be determined by the departments and programs involved. The degree may include a minor, supplement and support
areas. Generally, the degree will not exceed 128 hours; however, an interdisciplinary degree may exceed 128 hours with the student’s understanding that the hours are necessary to satisfy the departmental elements that the student wishes to include in the degree.

The composite interdisciplinary degree plan must be approved by the departmental chair(s) and dean(s) whose disciplines are involved in the major portion of the degree. It must be reviewed by the registrar to ensure that it meets all graduation requirements for the degree.

General Electives
Electives may be used to build the interdisciplinary degree if necessary.

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