• Interdisciplinary Studies (Student & Advisor Designed)

    Intended for students who wish to pursue more than one area of study while gaining a solid core of Bible and theology, Kuyper College’s interdisciplinary program provides an avenue for students to design a personalized field of inquiry. The interdisciplinary studies major draws from multiple academic fields to provide students with a Christian college experience that will equip them for vocational objectives that lie outside the boundaries of traditional majors. Along with an advisor, students create an independent educational plan that addresses their unique interests and goals.
    With an advisor, students will plan their interdisciplinary major carefully with an eye to preparing for their future vocations and/or graduate school. To this end, students will choose two to four competencies that they will gain through their self-selected program. During their senior year, students will take two continuous courses that will guide them through choosing an issue in their field to conduct primary and secondary research on; they will then use this research to complete a 25 page capstone project that integrates the knowledge they have gained from across the disciplines.

    I. Core Curriculum
    Bible & Theology Core: 30 credit hours
    BI 101 Intro. to Biblical Interpretation 3
    BI 111 Old Testament Survey 3
    BI 112 New Testament Survey 3
    BI 307 Spiritual Formation 3
    BI --- Old Testament Elective 3
    BI --- New Testament Elective 3
    TH --- Theology Elective 3
    TH 241 Christian Doctrine I 3
    TH 242 Christian Doctrine II 3
    TH 344 Reformed Worldview 3

    Arts & Sciences Core: 36 credit hours
    Communication Arts: 6 credits
    CO 102 English Composition II (as elective, if required)
    CO 203 Advanced Rhetoric* 3
    CO 234 Principles of Speech 3

    Humanities: 9 credits
    Philosophy: choose one 3
    PH 132 Introduction to Philosophy
    PH 240 History of Philosophy I
    PH 241 History of Philosophy II
    History: choose one 3
    GV 110 American Government
    HI 117 American Studies
    HI 118 World Civilization II
    HI 321 20th Century U.S. History
    HI 361 History of World Christianity
    Literature: choose one 3
    CO 210 Introduction to Literature
    CO 413 World Literature
    Creative Arts: 3 credits
    Choose one:
    CO 360 Creative Writing
    DR 107 Introduction to Drama
    MU 107 Introduction to Music
    MW 101/102 Choir (1 credit per semester)
    MW 103/104 Ensemble (1 credit per semester)
    MW 1-- Applied Music lessons (1 credit per semester)

    Conceptual and Applied Mathematics and Science: 9 credits
    Mathematics: choose one 3
    MA 110 Introduction to Math
    MA/PS 340 Social Science Statistics
    Social Sciences: choose one 3
    PS 111 General Psychology
    SO 211 Introduction to Sociology
    Natural Sciences: choose one 3
    SC 205 Field Ecology (with lab)
    SC 215 Human Biological Science

    Lifelong Learning: 9 credits
    Merge Experience: both required 4
    FE 150 Merge Seminar
    FE 151 Merge Service Learning
    Intercultural Immersion: required 3
    MI 200 Ministering Interculturally
    ----- Other courses as approved
    Health and Fitness: choose two credits 2
    PE 112 Fitness for Life (2 credits)
    PE 122 Weight Training (1 credit)
    PE 141 Volleyball (1 credit)


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