The purpose of the online integrated studies major is to offer students the freedom and responsibility to develop individualized programs. This major provides a broad educational experience that is more flexible than traditional programs. It also provides an opportunity for students to concentrate on a combination of areas that Brescia University may or may not offer as individual majors.
Upon completion of the Online Integrated Studies requirements, the B.A. or B.S. degree is conferred according to the university standards for those degrees. Student advising for the Integrated Studies degree is done in consultation with appropriate area advisors. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the Integrated Studies major cannot be awarded simultaneously with a major or minor in a separate academic area.
Required to Graduate: 128 credit hours
General Education Requirement: 57 credit hours
Areas of concentration: 48 credit hours
A total of forty-eight credit hours in 200-400 level courses may be distributed over the selected areas of study; of these, a minimum of thirty credit hours must be at the 300-400 level. No more than thirty credit hours may be taken in any one discipline. The student must submit a final paper demonstrating coursework integration at the completion of the major.
Electives: To total 128 credit hours
Computer Competency is met normally through three of the following: Idc 100 (offered online), CS 107, 108, 109. With advisor approval, any appropriate computer competency listed for another major in this catalog may be substituted.
The Bachelor of Arts or Science in Integrated Studies Program at Brescia University offers you the following:
- Flexible Scheduling: Courses are designed with the adult student in mind. You can complete a degree in as little as two years. You can also complete assignments and attend class meetings from locations of your choice.
- An Accredited Program: Officially accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Brescia is proud to offer its students a prestigious degree that will make a lasting impression on their future career and life.
- An Accelerated Format: While the length of the courses may be condensed, the academic integrity and degree requirements remain intact, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education at a quicker pace.
- Commitment to Online Learning: Brescia University has been offering online courses in theology and ministry for over five years. This expertise, coupled with Brescia’s excellent faculty, makes for a rewarding and seamless experience.