Interdisciplinary Programs

Biochemistry Major
(See Chemistry Department)

International Studies Major
(See International Studies Department)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Major
(See Liberal Arts program site)

Science Technologist Major
(See Clinical Sciences Department)

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-physician/Pre-chiropractic Major
(See Preprofessional program site)

Environmental Science
(See Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department program site)

Secondary Education Integrated Science Major
The Biology, Chemistry, Education, Geography, and Physics departments cooperatively offer this program to students interested in certification to teach science at the secondary-school level from an integrated science perspective. Students with this major must minor in either biology, education, chemistry education, earth science education or physics education. The major prepares students to be endorsed both in integrated science and in the specific discipline of the major.

Advising for this major is provided by faculty in the School of Education

All students majoring in general science must complete the State of Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject examinations in two areas: the science examination and the appropriate subject examination of the minor option selected for endorsement on one's teaching certificate–either biology, chemistry, physics or earth science.

Secondary Education Industrial Technology
(See Education, Leadership and Public Service Department)

Secondary Education Social Studies Major
The secondary education social studies major consists of two courses–three semester hours each, minimum–in each of the following four required areas: economics, geography, history, and political science. The additional credits comprising the 36 required hours may be accumulated by taking courses in any one or more of the four required areas. One course must be at the 300-400 level. Although advisement is provided by the History department, students must meet the criteria for admission and retention in the Teacher Education program (see Education).

Sports Science Major
(See Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department)

Business Administration Minor
(See Walker L. Cisler College of Business)

Cluster Minors
Cluster minors developed with course work from two or more departments outside the student's major are interdisciplinary. Cluster minors are available only for those majors which have received approval from the Committee on Undergraduate Programs and are so indicated in the department's section of the bulletin. Students opting for cluster minors must have the cluster approved in writing on the appropriate form, and forwarded to the Degree Audits Office during their junior year of study. Forms are available from the major department, and must receive approval from all departments who offer courses included in the cluster.

Gender Studies Minor
Explores the meaning and significance of gender in human experience from an interdisciplinary perspective. It combines the perspectives of women’s studies, feminist studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer studies, and men’s studies to give a broad perspective on domains such as gender roles, sexuality and social status. The interdisciplinary focus of this minor provides students with an appreciation of the diversity of approaches to studying gender, and the opportunity to integrate these approaches for a deeper understanding of the role of gender in society. Competency in both gender issues and the complex dominance and subordination effects of gender roles will help prepare students for both graduate training and employment. A list of courses used in this minor must be developed in consultation with Maya Sen of the Psychology Department, director of the minor. When approved, a copy of the list will be filed in the Registrar’s Office. Students may not take more than eight credits from any one department.

Group Science Minor
This minor is available only to students with a major in chemistry ACS certified. (See Chemistry Department.)

Human Services Group Minor
Psychology Behavior Analysis majors only.(See Psychology Department.)

Native American Studies Minor
(See Center for Native American Studies)

Religious Studies Minor
(See Philosophy Department)