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Individualized Integrated B.I.S.

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 65 to 66
  • Degree: Bachelor of Individualized Studies
This major is designed to serve self-motivated students who have a desire to create an original major that captures their unique interests, experiences, and needs. Students work with faculty members and professional advisors to develop a plan of study that clearly connects two or more academic programs/disciplines. The program serves new students who want to major in interdisciplinary areas for which majors are not available at UMD, current students who want to utilize existing UMD coursework to design their own interdisciplinary major, and transfer students from community colleges who wish to integrate previous coursework with coursework in CEHSP to design their own interdisciplinary major. Students will prepare a proposal for an Individualized Integrated Major Program (IIMP) under the guidance of a professional advisor in the CEHSP Advising and Academic Service Office and one or more faculty advisor. The professional advisor will help the student to clarify their intended goals and to assist the student in identifying an appropriate faculty advisor. Both the professional advisor and the faculty advisor will assist the student during the development of the proposal. The proposal will include a plan of study that demonstrates the rationale for the outlined plan, describes the unity of the interdisciplinary areas to be studied and outlines the integrative capstone project to be undertaken as the culminating project for the program. The capstone project will be reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of the program and could take the form of a research project or an applied project. A student is accepted for admission to the IIMP after the proposal is reviewed and approved by the IIMP Committee. Each capstone project will be reviewed by the IIMP committee (IIMP). This committee will be comprised of one faculty member from each collegiate department and the designated academic advisor(s) so as to ensure that the IIMP program maintains its integrity of being a collegiate program.
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.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
Students enter as pre-majors and are admitted after their proposal outlining their course of study is approved. Students entering the major will be required to be in good academic standing (i.e. not on probation).
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. This major does not require a minor area of study.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students with 24 credits taken post high school or students who change to CEHSP from a collegiate unit where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
Statistics/Research Methods (3 - 4 cr)
CSD 3010 - Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3.0 cr)
or EXSC 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science (4.0 cr)
or PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
Approved Program Electives (55 cr)
Content courses, as designed by the student in their proposal and approved by their advisor.
Capstone Course (3 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EHS 4990 - Individualized Integrated Major Capstone Project (1.0-3.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of reading and writing about literature--poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Seeks to advance critical reading and analytical skills as a means to improving a student's proficiency in the conventions of academic and professional discourses, including grammar, style, organization, argumentation, and documentation. Addresses career documents, proposals, and grant writing. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks in business and organizations, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks in engineering, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing for those in education and other fields related to human services. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
CSD 3010 - Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive statistics; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics; and introductory correlational analysis used in the behavioral sciences. prereq: CSD candidate or non-CSD candidate with a minimum of 60 credits and instructor consent or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CSD 4000
EXSC 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures and research design in exercise science. Prepares students to conduct and analyze research projects in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and/or the psychological factors that influence exercise. prereq: 12 cr from 3200, 3300, 3400, 3410, Exercise Science major, no grad credit
PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Scientific method and designs used in published psychological research including quasi-experimental and survey designs accompanied by inferential statistics used to test research questions (including correlation and analysis of variance). prereq: psychology minor or Social Work major
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics; introduction to correlational analysis and regression; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design analysis of variance and other parametric and nonparametric hypothesis-test statistics in the behavioral sciences. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or MATH 1005
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
EHS 4990 - Individualized Integrated Major Capstone Project
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
EHS 4990 is the culminating course for students enrolled in the Individualized Integrated Major Program (IIMP). The IIMP Capstone Project will be developed by the student in consultation with their project advisor(s). The project will be reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of the program and could take the form of either a research project or an applied project. All projects will require a written final report. The IIMP Committee will review and approve both the proposed and the completed capstone project. Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits for this course. pre-req: IIMP major, minimum 90 credits, instructor consent