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Inter-College Program B.S.

CCAPS Individualized Degree and Inter-College Prog
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 54 to 67
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Founded in 1930, the Inter-College Program (ICP) embodies the University of Minnesota's commitment to individualized undergraduate education by providing cross-college, course/credit-based degree options. Drawing upon the curricular offerings of most of the University's colleges and departments, students design either a bachelor of arts (BA) or a bachelor of science (BS) degree incorporating a significant amount of coursework from at least two different colleges within the University system. Bachelor of science degrees are those that pertain to the physical or biological sciences, have significant quantitative or investigative tools/methods expectations, or have a pronounced applied/professional component (e.g., public health, education, business, social work). Most students design a degree drawing from two or three departmental areas from the University. Examples include sustainability studies, communication studies, and HECUA; or Carlson School of Management, manufacturing operations management, and applied economics. ICP is most appropriate for self-directed students whose educational backgrounds and career and intellectual interests require both a clear personal focus and a flexible interdisciplinary approach. Interested students should attend one of the weekly information sessions, in which academic advisers provide a detailed introduction to the program and help students begin the planning process. For more information on the Inter-College Program, visit https://ccaps.umn.edu/inter-college-program-bachelors-degree
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
Students are considered for admission based on a review of their application. The review includes factors such as GPA, grade trends, performance in coursework relevant to proposed areas of study, and demonstrated ability to meet curricular and developmental expectations of individualized undergraduate education. Students must have attended a program information session and an initial degree planning appointment with an advisor. Preferred benchmarks are 2.50 GPA and 50 semester credits completed. Students must develop a degree plan that includes * Academic and career goals. * Courses proposed for the program, from at least two colleges. * Approval of the plan from at least two faculty or departmental advisers.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must earn 50 upper division credits in the degree. At least half of the upper division credits required for the major must be taken at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. (25 crs) In applicable departmental areas, successful completion of the following courses will count toward the 50 credits: CHEM 2302, CSCI 2021, DHA 2463, FW 2001, PSY 2801.
ICP Proposal Development Requirement
ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development [WI] (2.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive Requirement
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. Students work with their advisor to select the appropriate course.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development [WI] (2.0 cr)
Inter-College Program Career Readiness Requirement
ABUS 3051 - Career Search for the Professional Environment (2.0 cr)
or AHS 2400 - Writing a Personal Statement (1.0 cr)
or ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or CFAN 3096 - Making the Most of your Professional Experience (1.0 cr)
or CLA 3201 - Career Planning: Preparing for Your Post-Graduation Plans (2.0 cr)
or CLA 3896 - Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience (1.0 cr)
ICP Program Options
Two Area Cross-College Program
This plan combines courses from two area cross-college programs, such as Carlson School of Management and mass communications, or computer science and French.
Complete 21 approved credits of upper division coursework in one area of concentration.
Complete 21 approved credits of upper division coursework in a second area of concentration.
Complete 8 supporting upper division credits in approved coursework.
-OR-
Three Area Cross-College Program
This plan combines courses from three area cross-college programs, such as applied business, communication studies, and psychology, or public health, child psychology, and family social science.
Complete 20 approved credits of upper division coursework in one area of concentration.
Complete 15 approved credits of upper division coursework in a second area of concentration.
Complete 15 approved credits of upper division coursework in a third area of concentration.
-OR-
Thematic Cross-College Program
The thematic cross-college program, such as aging studies, integrates coursework from several departments--sociology, public health, family social science, and social work. Thematic programs are appropriate only when students' objectives are clearly focused on one topic that cannot be pursued in a two- or three-area program.
Complete 50 approved upper division credits with no more than 15 credits in any one department.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
 
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· College of Continuing and Professional Studies

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· Two Area Cross-College Program - Consult with ICP adviser to develop program
· Three Area Cross-College Program - Consult with ICP adviser to develop program

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· Inter-College Program B.S.
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ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: ICP student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Write proposal of study/formulate plan of courses through which to complete degree. prereq: ICP student or instr consent
ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: ICP student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Write proposal of study/formulate plan of courses through which to complete degree. prereq: ICP student or instr consent
ABUS 3051 - Career Search for the Professional Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An introduction to the nuts and bolts of job search strategies, including résumé writing, interviewing, networking, and the use of technology and the Internet in job seeking. You will begin to make realistic decisions about what kinds of jobs and work environments will best suit you after graduation and into the future, and formulate a concrete plan for how to attain this important career goal. In addition, you will have an understanding of the professional environment of business. This will include appropriate on-the-job behavior and how knowledge of corporate culture, communication, and etiquette can make the difference between struggling in the business world and succeeding and advancing. Professional presentation, dress, and communication are highlighted. Assignments will focus on practical and applied knowledge relating to career-oriented skills, exploration, and success. Prerequisites: None, but upper-division status recommended.
AHS 2400 - Writing a Personal Statement
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develop competitive personal statement. Designed for students applying to health professional program in coming year.
ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
CFAN 3096 - Making the Most of your Professional Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Enhance quality internship experience. Insight about self, world of work, individual learning styles. Communicate skills/learning. prereq: Secured internship, instr consent
CLA 3201 - Career Planning: Preparing for Your Post-Graduation Plans
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
For juniors and seniors. This course helps you plan and prepare for your post-graduation plans, such as finding a job or applying for graduate school. Assignments include preparing for interviews, conducting informational interviews, and crafting your personal brand for cover letters and/or personal statements.
CLA 3896 - Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02851
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For any student with an internship. Allows students to examine, reflect on, and construct meaning from their internship experience through self assessment of personal and career needs and goals, examination of what it means to be a "professional" and operate within professional environments, evaluation of performance and accomplishments, and articulation of knowledge and skills via effective resume writing. prereq: dept consent