Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication Skills - Effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.
  2. Critical Thinking Skills - Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.  
  3. Empirical & Quantitative Skills - Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  4. Personal Responsibility - Ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.  
  5. Social Responsibility - Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  6. Teamwork - Ability to consider different points of view and work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

TSI Liable

Field of Study - 18 credit hours
Select a minimum of 18 hours of Field of Study courses 118
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 2,342
Total Credit Hours60

The Field of Study courses must be chosen from two (2) or more AA or AS field of study options. Substitutions to this degree plan will be accepted if the Transfer Institution accepts the substitution(s) as courses that will apply toward the baccalaureate degree the student intends to pursue.


In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the field of study requirements.


Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

TSI Liable

100% Online

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours12
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours14
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60

Courses to be chosen from Field of Study