2.71 – Requirements for the Associate of Interdepartmental Studies Degree

A.   Purpose

Establish guidelines for the obtainment of an Associate of Interdepartmental Studies (A.I.S.) degree.

B. Policy

The Associate of Interdepartmental Studies degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge for students and to allow students to create a course of study that complements their career goals. Although designed as a non-transferrable degree, individual courses required for this degree may transfer, but may not necessarily fulfill the general education requirements at the transfer institution.

C. Procedures

A student must complete a designated core of general education courses and the remaining hours will consist of electives that are numbered 100 or higher.

Each degree is earned after completing the requirements stated in the student’s assigned catalog.

Through the Curriculum Committee, procedures have been developed to allow for curriculum revisions that may apply to Associate of Interdepartmental Studies degree.

Degree requirements are subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

In order for an Associate of Interdepartmental Studies degree to be awarded, a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of coursework must be completed in residence.

D. Definitions

In Residence: The requirement that a minimum number of credit hours must be earned through classes offered by any modality at the college.

E. Authority

This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

F. Related Policies

2.09 – Course Credit Hour

2.12 – Credit by Exam (Test Out)

2.16 – Dual Credit Delivery Policy

G. Implementation

Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 10/14/2019.

Purpose, procedures, responsibilities, and definitions approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 10/01/2019. Set for review in fiscal year 2025 – 2026.