Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Integrative Studies (B.S.)

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The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies creates an avenue for those in their third year and beyond to find a path toward completing a college degree. The degree seeks to prepare students to enter the job market upon graduation by:

  • Honoring previous academic experience
  • Providing focused academic advising and career development services
  • Equipping through on-the-job training and real-world application via internships and/or a capstone course

The degree is designed to help students prepare to be competitive in the job market after graduation. Students are required to work with a member of the Academic Advising Center to determine course equivalencies and to develop a degree completion plan according to the requirements of the Integrative Studies major. Students earning a BS degree complete all Core requirements (44 credit hours), as well as at least 16 credit hours of coursework in two emphasis areas. A two-credit internship or a capstone course specific to the emphasis areas are also required. All applications and degree plans must be approved by the Associate Provost for Student Learning.

Integrative Studies Requirements:

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies requires 125 credits to graduate, inclusive of the following requirements:

Core Requirements:
  • FYS 100 First Year Seminar
  • Power of Language: English
  • Power of Language: Modern or Ancient Languages
  • Humanities
  • Western Cultural Heritage
  • Non-Western Cultural Heritage
  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (two courses, at lease one with lab)
  • Creative Expression
  • Two Signature Learning Experiences (SLE)

Students must complete at least 20 Credit hours of course work in two different emphasis areas. Courses may be taken in-person or online inclusive of programming provided by the School for Graduate and Professional Studies in accordance with current academic policy.


  • Students may take as many electives as needed to meet the 125 credit hour requirement for graduation.  Courses applied to the student’s Core and/or major may not be applied to their elective credit hour count.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at Elizabethtown College
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours towards the degree must be taken at the upper-level (300/400).
  • A maximum of 90 transfer credits may be applied to the degree. 

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