BSS Interdisciplinary Scholars Program

The Interdisciplinary Scholars Program (ISP) is an exploratory academic program designed to expose students to a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies within the BSS curriculum. Study objectives are predominantly focused on the BSS pillars; Global Understanding and Perspectives, Social Justice and Diversity, and Critical Thinking. This framework offers unique insights into the complex, critical issues commonly addressed by BSS disciplines. 

Accepted students work with a program advisor to develop individualized coursework. Upon completion, students will receive recognition at the University Undergraduate Honors Night and designation on their academic transcript.

For more information please contact Dr. Russell Frohardt, program advisor, via email. 

Program Requirements:
  • You must complete five ISP courses in residence across three distinct disciplines. This includes the BSS Interdisciplinary Research Methods course. A list of approved program courses can be found in the current undergraduate bulletin. 
  • You must take at least one course from each of the designated areas of emphasis.
  • You must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the ISP Program, with a minimum grade of B in each course.
  • You must maintain minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • You must complete IBSS 4350 Interdisciplinary Research Methods course.
  • You must present a final thesis at the BSS ISP Symposium.
Eligibility:
  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student. 
  • You must be a current sophomore.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
You must be a declared BSS major in one of the following disciplines:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Forensic Science
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Applications are Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their ISP course plans with their academic advisors prior to registration. All application materials should be submitted online through the link [forthcoming].