The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree (recently consolidated with the BS in Liberal Studies) is an interdisciplinary degree program with instruction offered on the MTSU campus as well as online. This degree is extremely flexible and is an excellent option for students seeking a broad-based educational experience or wanting to custom-design a degree program. Those seeking this accelerated path to graduation choose two areas of emphasis (12 hours each) to meet personal and professional goals.
Sample study subjects include child and family studies, communication studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, English or writing, health, human sciences, information technology, journalism or public relations, leadership studies, nutrition, office management, political science, psychology, sociology, teaching and learning, and women’s studies.
The Applied Leadership Program is a popular option for Integrated Studies majors. This specialized curriculum is for adult learners employed in business and industry and provides up to four individual undergraduate certificates covering topics needed in today’s business environment. Each certificate consists of two 7-week online courses and intensive onsite training with some additional online coursework. The on-site portion of the intensives is typically offered as a five-day Monday - Friday session or two consecutive weekend sessions.
The Public Safety Concentration will allow public safety professionals to advance in their careers. In the program, public safety officials will have the opportunity to develop important knowledge and skills in crisis response, diversity, communication, and leadership. MTSU standard admission requirements apply. The B.S. Integrated Studies, Public Safety concentration will be an interdisciplinary program utilizing courses from five academic departments within the concentration. The program officially begins in the 2022 Fall Semester.
Some pre-planned areas of emphasis are offered in Communication Studies, Health and Human Performance, and Leadership Studies. Students who have accumulated a variety of course credits that are not easily applied to a particular degree program often find that they can be used in this program, allowing them to graduate earlier.
Elective course requirements for adult learners are often fulfilled through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which evaluates college-level learning you may have gained through work, training, certifications, licensure, military, and other programs. Details about the program should be discussed with your advisor.
Available fully online
This program is available fully online, allowing for maximum flexibility for students who are not able to participate in person.