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Integrative Studies

Integrative studies is an approach to answering questions, solving problems and addressing contemporary social issues from multiple perspectives. Integrative studies students develop the intellectual tools needed to build bridges across academic disciplines and apply their skills, innovations, and knowledge in various academic and practical settings. In core classes, students develop portfolio artifacts that showcase their individual skills, interests, and talents. This portfolio and the applied learning experience provide each student with valuable resources for flexible, individualized career planning and development.

Integrative Studies as a Concentration. Students interested in pursuing a degree in university studies with an area of concentration in integrative studies must include in their course of study a minimum of 18 hours from the following courses: INTS 2310, 3300, 3301, 3330, 3350, 4000, 4320, and 4350.

Integrative Studies as a Minor. Although students majoring in university studies do not need a minor, students in other degree programs may seek a minor in integrative studies by taking 18 hours of integrative studies courses approved by an integrative studies advisor. A grade of C or better must be achieved in each course. The coursework is recommended to be taken in the order listed below:

  1. INTS 2310: Foundations in Integrative Studies
  2. Choose at least four classes from the following:
    INTS 3300: Perspectives on Integrative Studies
    INTS 3301: Career and Professional Development
    INTS 3330: Global Perspectives in Integrative Studies
    INTS 3350: Team Leadership in Interdisciplinary Problem
    INTS 4000: Independent Study
    INTS 4320: Internship in Integrative Studies
  3. INTS 4350: Capstone in Integrative Studies

Click here for INTS (Integrative Studies) course descriptions.

Tech Society for Interdisciplinary Study - New Student Organization

Are you interested in joining our new student organization for interdisciplinary study? The Tech Society for Interdisciplinary Study (TSIS) is a new student organization at Texas Tech University. The Tech Society for Interdisciplinary Study will serve as the local chapter for Alpha Iota Sigma National Honor Society. Our Purpose is:

  • To recruit outstanding students to Texas Tech University and to the University Studies program from the local area and around the state of Texas.
  • To serve as student representatives for University Studies at functions sponsored by Texas Tech University.
  • To serve as good will ambassadors for University Studies on the TTU campus.
  • To promote and encourage ideas and philosophies of Interdisciplinary Study throughout the TTU community and abroad.

If you would like more information about TSIS or Alpha Iota Sigma National Honor Society, please contact the faculty advisor Dr. Marcus Tanner.

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