Major Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Studies Core: 

IS 301:  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)

IS 301 introduces you to the requirements of the IS Capstone, including a rationale for combining two or more fields of study and integrating them with career goals and extra- or co-curricular experiences.

Choice of Discipline-Specific Methods Course or Upper Division Library Course (excluding LIB 409) (2-5 credits) 

Courses include, but are not limited to;

ANTH 391, 395, CHEM 320, 407, ED 462, 446, 361, 421, EXS 312, HIST 203, 303, LIB 307, MUS 311, 313, POLS 251, 314, 350, 382, 383, 407, 450, 477, PSY 222, SPAN 322, 323, 351, 353, WR 322, 348, 351, 393, 436

Work with your Adviser for subject areas not on the list above.

LIB 307 can be best suited for the IS Capstone with an integrative emphasis

IS 401:  Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Through this course, you will complete your Capstone portfolio, synthesizing your intellectual and applied interests and providing evidence of accomplishment.

Program Options – Choose one:

Two academic minors at EOU (IDTM):  

This major will consist of picking two minors offered at Eastern Oregon University as well as completing the 3 part capstone. (in most cases, these must be selected from separate program fields. Two Minors from Physical Activity & Health may not be used to form an Integrative Studies major. The minor may also not be selected from an “endorsement” area.)

One minor at EOU and one minor from another regionally accredited university (IDEO):  

This major will consist of picking one minor offered at Eastern Oregon University, picking another minor from any other discipline offered at another regionally accredited university, as well as completing the 3 part capstone.

To verify the minor is complete the Register’s Office will need:

  1. A curriculum check sheet of the minor from the other institution
  2. A letter from the institutions Registrar’s office stating minor is completed
  3. An official transcript from the other Institution/s where course work is located for verification.

The petition for this plan can be found here.

An individualized plan (IDIP):

This major combines one EOU academic minor and a subject area of selected courses from other disciplines to form a coherent plan of study that is comparable to a minor, as well as completing the 3 part capstone.

This plan is approved only after the submission of a proposal and course outline, which must be approved by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science Dean. ​At a minimum the student will need these requirements to have the dean look at their proposal:

  1. 30 credits overall
  2. 15 credits of upper division
  3. At least 10 credits from EOU
  4. 1 minor declared
  5. Course outline
  6. Proposal

The petition for this plan can be found here.

Find additional institutional requirements on the program Checksheet.

Capstone Portfolio

Students in IS 401 will complete a comprehensive e-portfolio designed for both academic and career audiences. The e-portfolio documents integrative learning and offers a means to publicly display educational, personal, and workplace accomplishments in an online format. Students are instructed on designing and creating an e-portfolio using a selection of web-based tools.

Click to view a sample ePortfolio.