Texas Tech University

Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies (INTS) 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.

How to Declare Integrative Studies?

INTS 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, 3301, 3330, 3350, 4300, 4320, and 4350.

TTU Academic Catalog for INTS as a Concentration 

INTS Minor- A minor is an optional academic program that a student may pursue while a currently enrolled undergraduate student. 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. A grade of C or better must be achieved in each course.

The coursework for the Minor 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 3301: Career and Professional Development
    • INTS 3310: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Theory and Research Methods
    • INTS 3330: Global Perspectives in Integrative Studies
    • INTS 3350: Team Leadership in Interdisciplinary Problems
    • INTS 4300: Perspectives on Integrative Studies
    • INTS 4320: Internship in Integrative Studies
  3. INTS 4350: Capstone in Integrative Studies. 

TTU Academic Catalog for INTS as a Minor