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Interdisciplinary Studies, Capitalism Studies Concentration, B.A.

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies offers concentrations in the following areas: Capitalism Studies, Health & Medical Humanities, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  The program allows students to combine an interdisciplinary minor in one of these areas with in-depth coursework in a disciplinary department to create an individually designed major reflecting their own interests. Through a combination of interdisciplinary and disciplinary coursework, students gain a deeper understanding of these areas of study from multiple perspectives and develop competencies in oral and written communication, critical thinking, data analysis, teamwork, and leadership.

Admission Requirements

All students must meet UNC Charlotte requirements for admission for undergraduate students. In addition, students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA unless it is the student’s first semester at UNC Charlotte and a cumulative GPA has not been established. General advising for prospective and newly declared majors will introduce students to the curriculum and degree requirements so as not to delay graduation or result in higher costs to students.

Degree Requirements

General Education (37-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Foreign Language Requirement (6-8 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement .

Major Courses (36 credit hours)

Capitalism Studies Minor Courses (18 credit hours)

Research Methods Course (3 credit hours)

Capstone/Practicum Course (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select from the following approved elective courses.  Other courses not on this list, such as topics courses directly related to the minor, courses cross-listed with those on the list, and independent study courses, may be approved by the Program Director.  In addition, students cannot take more than 6 credit hours from any one major area, such as AFRS, ANTH, ECON, GEOG, INTL, HIST, POLS, and SOCY. 

Disciplinary Depth Coursework (18 credit hours)

Select 18 credit hours in a disciplinary field of study that complements your concentration. This may be a minor in a disciplinary department, or an alternative course of study approved by the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. A maximum of two courses (6 hours) from a student’s disciplinary depth coursework can count toward the electives in their Interdisciplinary Studies concentration, allowing completion of the major in 30 credit hours with proper planning. No more than two courses (6 hours) from another declared major can count toward the student’s Interdisciplinary Studies major. 

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to continue in the major.