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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations


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Requirements for Major


The core and distribution requirements for a major in interdisciplinary studies are those listed for baccalaureate degrees . A course fulfilling an IDS major requirement may not fulfill a core distribution requirement.

Total degree hours: 126


Major and Supporting Course Requirements


Interdisciplinary studies majors will propose a course of study by selecting three concentrations offered by the college; one of the three selected concentrations will be the primary concentration. The only disciplines that may be considered as primary (P) are those that have a Capstone sequence. Within this discipline, students will complete classes essential for completing the Capstone sequence (in that major). Interdisciplinary Studies majors will participate in the Capstone experience within their primary concentration along with students majoring in that discipline. Doing so also enables students to have a more solid theoretical and methodological foundation for doing Capstone research and writing, while also giving them a Capstone cohort experience. The other two accompanying concentrations will function as secondary concentrations. A faculty member from the major’s primary concentration will direct the student’s Capstone project, while the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program will serve as a second reader. At least 6 hours of each concentration must be completed at Covenant.

A course fulfilling an IDS major requirement may not fulfill a core distribution requirement. The “S” course requirement can be met with any “S” course in one of the student’s concentrations. A combined minimum of 48 hours outlined below:

Accounting * (P)
Art (P)
Biblical and Theological Studies (P)
Biblical Languages
Biology (P)
Business * (P)
Chemistry (P)
Coaching 
Community Development (P)
Economics (P)
Education
English (P)
French (P)
History (P)

Marketing * (P)
Mathematics (P)
Missions
Music (P)
Philosophy (P)
Physics (P)
Political Science (P)
Psychology (P)
Sociology (P)
Spanish (P)
Sport Management * (P)
Theatre (P)
Youth Ministry

* Of the four business department concentrations (Accounting, Business, Marketing, and Sport Management), only one of the four may be included as an IDS concentration.

Students should consult the respective departments early in their sophomore year to determine the frequency that required courses are offered and begin organizing a draft of future fall and spring semester schedules to ensure prerequisites are completed before core and concentration requirements need to be scheduled. If a course is required or is an elective in multiple concentrations, the course will be counted toward only one concentration, and a substitute for the other concentration must be approved by the concentration department.

Course Requirements for Each Discipline:


Accounting


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Accounting concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Accounting - Primary Concentration


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Accounting concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Art


Art - Primary Concentration


Biblical and Theological Studies


Biblical and Theological Studies - Primary Concentration


Biology - Primary Concentration


Business


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT, or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Business concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Business - Primary Concentration


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT, or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Business concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Chemistry


Presupposes completion of high school chemistry and MAT 141 College Algebra.

Chemistry - Primary Concentration


Presupposes completion of high school chemistry and MAT 141 College Algebra.

Coaching


(only one of Coaching and Sport Management)

Community Development


Community Development - Primary Concentration


Economics


English


  • 3 hour(s).
  • One American Literature elective (203, 204 or 372) 3 hour(s)
  • One British Literature elective (308, 311, 318, 331, 334 or 341) 3 hour(s)
  • One Writing elective (see English Dept) 3 hour(s)
  • One other English elective (ENG prefix only) 3 hour(s)
  • Total: 15 hours

English - Primary Concentration


French


French - Primary Concentration


History


History - Primary Concentration


Marketing


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Marketing concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Marketing - Primary Concentration


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Marketing concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Mathematics


Mathematics - Primary Concentration


Missions


Music


Music - Primary Concentration


Philosophy - Primary Concentration


Physics - Primary Concentration


Political Science


Political Science - Primary Concentration


Psychology


Psychology - Primary Concentration


Sociology


  • 3 hour(s).
  • One Social Concerns elective, 3 hour(s)
  • One Social Institutions elective, 3 hour(s)
  • One Social Interaction elective, 3 hour(s)
  • Total: 12 hours

Sociology - Primary Concentration


Spanish


Spanish - Primary Concentration


Sport Management


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT, or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Sport Management concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Sport Management - Primary Concentration


Only one concentration from ACC, BUS, MKT or SPM. Unless completed prior to enrolling at Covenant, no Sport Management concentration requirements may be transferred in from another institution.

Theatre


Theatre - Primary Concentration


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