Integrated Studies, BA
The BA program in integrated studies was developed for the academically superior student whose interests lie beyond established departmental emphases and boundaries. Students who are approved for the major have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty mentors to create a personalized, focused and coherent course of study that draws its curriculum from more than one academic department or college.
The integrated studies degree program shares with all other liberal arts and sciences programs the goal of developing students' analytical abilities and communication skills. The program combines breadth of learning across multiple disciplinary contexts with an appropriate depth in a focused area of inquiry.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
This program is not available to first-year students. There is an additional application for this degree program. Admission consists of completion of 32 credit hours at ASU with a GPA of at least 3.25, and three letters of recommendation from ASU faculty members. For more information, students should contact the senior director for advising and retention, Office of Student and Academic Programs, Futures Center, Armstrong Hall, Suite 112.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
This degree program is only for students who have earned at least 32 graded credit hours at ASU, who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, and whose study interests are not met by an existing major offered by ASU. Students who meet these qualifications and who have faculty mentors in their areas of interest are invited to meet with the Office of Student and Academic Programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to discuss the possibility of being allowed to pursue this opportunity. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 480-965-6506.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
The professional and vocational opportunities provided by the integrated studies degree depend on the area of concentration and the particular focus of study. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and to pursue graduate and professional studies.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students pursuing integrated studies are unique, innovative and passionate, and they have a wide variety of interests. With more than 300 Global Education programs available to them, students can tailor their experience to their unique interests and skill sets. Students gain hands-on experience and heightened cultural competency, as well as leadership and critical thinking skills in programs across the globe.