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Inter-College Program B.A.

CCE Individualized Degree and Inter-College Prog
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 50
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
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 (B.A.) or a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree incorporating a significant amount of coursework from at least two different colleges within the University system. Most students design a degree drawing from two or three departmental areas from the University. Examples include addiction studies and psychology, or Carlson School of Management, manufacturing technology, and 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 an information session held several times each week. Academic advisers provide a detailed introduction to the program and help students begin the planning process. For further information on the Inter-College Program, visit http://www.cce.umn.edu/Inter-College-Program/index.html.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 50 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 adviser. Preferred benchmarks are a 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. * 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 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 or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Students are required to complete a second language requirement. Option 1: successfully complete the fourth semester of a single second language. Option 2: successfully complete the second semester of a single second language, plus 8 credits of additional language or culture study. 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 Oral Communication Requirement
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1313W - Analysis of Argument [WI] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or PSTL 1461 - Multicultural Perspectives in Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3257 - Scientific and Technical Presentations (3.0 cr)
ICP Program Options
Two Area Cross-College Program
This plan combines courses from two area cross-college programs, such as CSOM and mass communications, or computer science and French.
Complete 20 approved credits of upper division coursework in one area of concentration.
Complete 20 approved credits of upper division coursework in a second area of concentration.
Complete 10 credits of elective upper division 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 12 approved credits of upper division coursework in a second area of concentration.
Complete 12 approved credits of upper division coursework in a third area of concentration.
Complete 6 credits of elective upper division coursework.
-OR-
Thematic Cross-College Program
A 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 40 approved upper division credits on a theme with no more than 15 credits in any one department.
Complete 10 credits of elective upper division coursework.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. For any course required in a degree program, UHP students must register for the honors version if one is offered. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements.
 
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View college catalog(s):
· College of Continuing Education

View future requirement(s):
· Spring 2014

View sample plan(s):
· Three Area Cross-College Program - Consult with ICP adviser to develop program
· Two Area Cross-College Program - Consult with ICP adviser to develop program

View checkpoint chart:
· Inter-College Program B.A.
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