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Integrated Studies, B.S.


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The B.S. in Integrated Studies is a general interdisciplinary degree intended to offer flexible degree attainment for a wide range of professional marketable skills to be used to achieve career and educational goals. By strategically combining different areas of study incorporating courses across multiple disciplines, students will synthesize skills with career goals aligned to the real-world job market, allowing them to be competitive in the marketplace or for subsequent graduate study.

This major is offered through Undergraduate Student Success in the Provost’s Office.

Degree Requirements


Admissions Requirements


  • Freshman Admission Requirements: All applicants accepted to the University of Houston as freshman are eligible to declare this major. See UH Freshman admission requirements.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: All applicants accepted to the University of Houston as transfer students are eligible to declare this major. See UH Transfer admission requirements.
  • Major Change Requirements: There is no minimum GPA requirement to change to this major, and any UH undergraduate may change to this major at any time.
  • Readmission Requirements: All former UH undergraduate students are eligible to reapply to this major. See UH Readmission for Former UH Students requirements.

Completion Requirements


To graduate with a B.S. in Integrated Studies, students must:

Major Requirements


The B.S. in Integrated Studies degree consists of four curriculum areas including: Texas Core Curriculum (42 hours), Bachelor of Science Special Requirements (12 hours), Concentration Areas (36 hours), and Electives (30 hours).

  • Students complete 36 major hours as either:
    • Option One: Two 18-hour Concentration Areas, or
    • Option Two: Three 12-hour Concentration Areas.
  • Concentration Areas  will be selected from the approved list:
    • Arts, Architecture and Design
    • Business and Consumer Sciences
    • Education
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Liberal Arts
    • Science, Health Sciences, and Math
    • Social Sciences
  • Students must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the concentration area courses.
  • At least 50% (18 credit hours) of the Concentration Area courses must be advanced.
  • Students should declare their major Concentration Areas  before the end of the term immediately following the term in which they earned a cumulative total of 30 or more credit hours.
  • Students who are admitted, readmitted, or change to this major with more than 30 hours must declare Concentration Areas before the end of the term immediately following the term of first enrollment.
  • Courses taken to satisfy one Concentration Area cannot be used to satisfy requirements in another Concentration Area.
  • Students may petition to use a completed minor in place of a Concentration Area. In this case, students must complete all requirements for the chosen Minor, including required GPA. If a minor is used in this way, the remaining Concentration Area(s) must include coursework sufficient to meet the 36 major hours and advanced coursework requirements.

Degree Components Credit Hours for Completion (120 credit hours)


  • Core: 42 credit hours
  • BS Special Degree requirements: 12 credit hours
  • Concentration coursework: 36 credit hours
  • Electives: 30 credit hours
  • Total Degree Hours for Completion: 120 credit hours

*Some courses may satisfy more than one requirement. Students should see their academic advisor to confirm.

Recommended Four Year Course Sequence


First Year (30 credit hours)


Fall Semester (15 credit hours)


Spring Semester (15 credit hours)


Second Year (30 credit hours)


Fall Semester (15 credit hours)


Spring Semester (15 credit hours)


Third Year (30 credit hours)


Fall Semester (15 credit hours)


  • Concentration Area  One Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Concentration Area  One Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BS Special Requirement Course or Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0

Spring Semester (15 credit hours)


  • Concentration Area  Two Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Concentration Area  Two Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0

Fourth Year (30 credit hours)


Fall Semester (15 credit hours)


  • Concentration Area  One (or Concentration Area Three) Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Concentration Area  One (or Concentration Area Three) Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0

Spring Semester (15 credit hours)


  • Concentration Area  Two Course (or Concentration Area Three) Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Concentration Area  Two Course (or Concentration Area Three) Course Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3.0

Degree Total: 120 credit hours


NOTE:

No more than 66 semester hours of lower division transfer hours may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

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