Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Department Chair: Krista S. Mallo, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Studies Purpose:

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major is designed for students whose vocational objectives draw from multiple disciplines and who are seeking a well-rounded undergraduate education. It allows students the flexibility to design their own programs specific to their long-term goals. This major would be appropriate preparation for additional studies at the graduate level or for individuals anticipating attending seminary.

Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate:

  1. Advanced skills in written communication
  2. Advanced knowledge of the Western intellectual tradition
  3. Advanced ability to integrate their Christian faith with the content areas of two or more disciplines

Program

Students select 30 credits from two or more disciplines (core courses) with at least 18 semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students will also complete two semester long internships that are aligned with the selected disciplines within the major.

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Philosophy
Interpersonal Communication
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Elective (6 Credits)

II. Bible 54 Credits

Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Romans
Hermeneutics
Bible Electives (9 Credits)
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Apologetics
Bible or Theology Elective
Evangelism and Discipleship
World Missions and Religions
Advanced Research Writing

III. Major 30 Credits

Major Electives (30 Credits)
Interdisciplinary Studies Internships (2 Semesters, 0 Credits)

Freshman Year Fall Semester – 15 credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I
HSEL 1000 History Elective

Sophomore Year Fall Semester (15 credits)

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking
MJEL 2000 Major Elective*
MJEL 2000 Major Elective*

Junior Year Fall Semester (18 credits)

THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*

Senior Year Fall Semester (15 credits)

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
FAEL 2000 Fine Arts Elective
INDS 4081 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship (0 Credits)

First Year Spring Semester – 15 credits

MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology
GEEL 1000 General Education Elective

Sophomore Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
BTEL 2000 Bible or Theology Elective
SCEL 2000 Science Elective
GEEL 2000 General Education Elective
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*

Junior Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
MTEL 3000 Math Elective
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*

Senior Year Spring Semester (18 credits)

MJEL 4000 Major Elective*
THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
MJEL 4000 Major Elective
ENC 4313 Advanced Research Writing
MJEL 4000 Major Elective*
INDS 4082 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship (0 Credits)

*A minimum of 18 credits of Major Elective must be at the 3000 level or higher.
Following Admissions Assessment, the following courses: BIBL1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

Meet Your Academic Advisor

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Krista Mallo, PhD

As the Program Director of the General Studies major, Dr. Krista S. Mallo will be your academic advisor and will guide you throughout your time as an online student.

Education

Dr. Mallo earned her B.A. in English Literature (2001), M.A. in English Education (2005), and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2020) at the University of South Florida.

Interdisciplinary Studies Occupational Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Interdisciplinary studies

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Answers to Your Questions About the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Is the Interdisciplinary Studies Major is Right for Me?

Earning your BA is a great place to begin your professional journey. The Interdisciplinary Studies Major is designed for students whose vocational objectives draw from multiple
disciplines and who are seeking a well-rounded undergraduate education. It allows students the flexibility to design their own programs specific to their long-term goals. This major would be appropriate preparation for additional studies at the graduate level or for individuals anticipating attending seminary. The double-major of Bible and Theology will give you the greatest advantage in life. 

Is financial aid available for Trinity College of Florida students?

Yes! Although many people think they can’t afford to go to college, a large percentage of students receive some type of financial assistance, including our degree completion students. Our financial aid representatives are ready to help you sort through the different types of financial aid and show you how to get the assistance available to you.

What is the Accreditation and Members of Trinity College of Florida?

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Complete list of accreditation and memberships

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (U.S. Department of Education database)

APPROVALS:
– Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.
– Trinity College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students, and
– United States Department of Education for Federal Pell Grants and other Federal financial aid programs, and
– Approved to enable the certified veteran to gain financial supplement for education.

MEMBERSHIPS:
– American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
– Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC)
– Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
– Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
– Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
– Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)
– Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)
– National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)
– National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
– Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC)

Where Will My Trinity College Credits Transfer?

Trinity College uses the (SCNS) Numbering System. This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by participating non-public institutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating institutions. Students and administrators can use the online SCNS to obtain course descriptions and specific information about course transfer between participating Florida institutions. Every college and university has the right to decide what credits they will transfer in their programs. This information is at the SCNS website at Florida Department of Education.

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