Jan 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies and Special Certificates

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Students interested in pursuing the Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. or B.S. or a Special Certificate should contact Dr. Mitch Watnik, Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Studies Major and the Special Certificate programs is to allow students, with the advice and approval of knowledgeable faculty and administrators, to design their own academic programs tailored to their unique needs and interests.

At least two separate degree-granting programs must be involved. An undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Major must be approved no later than the time when the student has 45 semester units of work remaining to complete for the degree, including at least 30 semester units in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major. This ensures that a significant portion of the program is planned in advance by the student and his/her faculty advisors. The diploma will read Interdisciplinary Studies Major In (program title).

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major program should not be seen as a device to avoid certain requirements of a regular major, nor as a means to gain admission to an impacted program. Likewise, an Interdisciplinary Studies Major cannot be developed in areas such as architecture, agriculture, and home economics where the campus currently lacks the necessary faculty expertise and physical facilities. Finally, an Interdisciplinary Studies Major is not a self-study, independent study, or external degree program.


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