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Integrative Studies

University College and the Department of Leadership and Integrative Studies now offers an Integrative Studies Degree Program. The Integrative Studies Program (INTS) is a unique combination of courses from various academic areas. Students work with an INTS advisor to customize a plan to achieve their educational and career goals while working towards a Bachelor of Science Degree.


  • Integrative Studies Courses for Fall 2017 [ PDF]

  • The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Studies allows students the flexibility to individually design a curriculum that will guide them to accomplish their personal and career goals. There are three available tracks: Specialized Studies, Environmental Policy Studies, and General Studies.

    Specialized Studies Track (2.5 AGPA required for admission):

    General Education and Fitness for Living Requirements (45-48 credit hours)

    *Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 credit hours which must be completed with grade of "C" or better):

    • INTS 1198: Introduction to Integrative Studies
    • INTS 2298: Integrative Studies Research Methods
    • Plus 12 credit hours of lower level (1000-2999) coursework which will vary depending on academic areas selected)

    *Upper Division Major Requirements (39 credit hours which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better):

    • 12 credit hours in each chosen academic area (total of 24 credit hours)
    • 12 credit hours of upper-level course work approved by the INTS Director reflecting integration and application of upper-level academic skills
    • INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

    Related Studies (9 credit hours)

    • Varies depending on academic areas

    Free Electives (12 credit hours)

    • Any courses in the university curriculum

    Program Total: 123-126 credit hours

    *Note: These areas are to be planned closely with and approved by an Integrative Studies advisor.

    Environmental Policy Studies Track (2.5 AGPA required for admission):

    General Education and Fitness for Living Requirements (45-48 credit hours)

    Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 credit hours which must be completed with grade of "C" or better)

    • INTS 1198: Introduction to Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)
    • INTS 2298: Research Methods in Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)
    • Plus 12 credit hours of lower level coursework (courses may vary)

    Upper Division Major Requirements (51 credit hours)

    • 12 credit hours each from three academic areas (for total of 36 credit hours)
    • 12 credit hours of coursework approved by the INTS Director reflecting integration and application of upper-level academic skills
    • INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

    Free Electives (9 credit hours)

    • Any courses in the university curriculum

    Program Total: 123-126 credit hours

    General Studies Track (2.0 AGPA required for admission):

    General Education and Fitness for Living Requirements (45-48 credit hours)

    Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 credit hours which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better):

    • INTS 1198: Introduction to Integrative Studies
    • LDRS 2000: Finding the Leader Within
    • ICT 2101: Information and Communications Technology
    • COM 2129: Public Speaking (COM 1100: Human Communication can be substituted if it was not taken to fulfill Area B general education requirement)

    Upper Division Major Requirements (39 credit hours which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better):

    • WRIT 3140: Writing in the Workplace (3 credit hours)
    • INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)
    • 12 upper level credit hours in one or a cluster of two related academic areas
    • 21 upper level credit hours (may vary)

    Free Electives (21 credit hours)

    • Any courses in the university curriculum

    Program Total: 123-126 credit hours

  • This fully online program is well suited to adult learners seeking an undergraduate degree to enhance career opportunities. The program provides learners with a single point of contact for the duration of their degree program. Adult learning and success resources are also available and include an online orientation, peer mentoring, virtual advising, online tutoring, and an adult learner resources center.For more information, Click Here
  • Tonya

    Ms. Tonya Jones joined KSU in 1993 where she taught for seven years in the Department of Mathematics before joining the Department of Leadership and Integrative Studies in 2000. She began advising INTS majors in 2015 and became program director in 2017. She currently teaches Introduction to Integrative Studies and mathematics courses.

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