Integrative Studies, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 30

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B575 (traditional) and B576 (online)

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course presented for major credit.

Major Requirements

Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education Requirements.

Every candidate for this degree must select their plan of study, which is a set of courses that meets the student’s professional and personal goals.

These courses must total a minimum of 30 credit hours completed at the upper-division level (3000-4000-level).

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor to submit a Proposed Plan of Study to the Associate Dean.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations And Minimum Requirements

Upper-Division Hours: A minimum of 40 upper-division semester hours acceptable toward graduation must be completed. OU courses numbered 3000 or above are upper-division. Transfer work is counted as lower-division or upper-division credit depending on the level at which it was offered at the institution where it was earned. Two-year college work is accepted only as lower-division credit.

Bachelor of Arts Hours: At least 80 semester hours of liberal arts and science courses are required for a BA degree.

P.E. Courses: No physical education activity courses will be counted toward the 120 semester hours of acceptable credit for graduation. Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.

Residency: 30 hours of credit applied toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at OU.

Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum overall 2.00 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU.

Special Degrees: The degree with Distinction will be conferred on students who achieve at least a 3.65 retention grade point in their OU and combined grade point average. The degree with Special Distinction requires at least a 3.75 retention grade point average in the OU and combined grade point average.

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at

Core Area I: Symbolic & Oral Communication (9-19 hours)
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
or LSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Composition I
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or LSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Composition II
Mathematics: Choose one course3
Language 10-10
Core Area II: Natural Science (minimum 7 hours)
Choose two courses from different disciplines, including 1 laboratory component7
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
or LSTD 1333 Government in the United States
Additional Social Science course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (12 hours)
Artistic Forms: Choose one course3
Western Culture: Choose one course3
U.S. History
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
or LSTD 1153 A History of the United States
World Culture: Choose one course3
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours37-47

Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from the general education language requirement. If this requirement is waived, a few hours of General Education electives may be needed to achieve the required 40 hour minimum.

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 40 upper-division hours.