The Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate degree at Governors State University prepares students to become problem solvers in a dynamic world, to provide a foundation for integrative learning, and to develop professional skills necessary to contribute to a complex, diverse, and multicultural society.
Alternative Options for Credit
The IDSS accepts credit for learning other than what comes from college course work. Military experience can be counted towards credit. Students can take competency exams such as CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or may have had training at an organization offering ACE (American Council on Education) credit. Demonstration of college level learning from life experience is encouraged through the completion of a Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio for college credit. Such portfolios are assessed for college credit by faculty evaluators.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program requires that students have 24 hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university and be in good academic standing. Students who have earned their first bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are not eligible for admission to this program.
Official transcripts for military experience, proficiency test results, and ACE (American Council on Education) certified training credits should be sent directly to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Contact the program advisors at 708.534.4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program.