Overview

The BA Interdisciplinary Studies can be completed with a Major or Minor to suit students’ academic interests and professional aspirations. Piedmont International University offers a number of major and minor options including Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Biblical Studies.

A Major requires the completion of a minimum of 50 credits in a specified Major discipline. The remainder of the credits for the degree are constituted from the General Education core (36 credits) and elective courses.

In order to complete a Minor, students are required to complete 36 hours of General Education (including the 12 hour Bible core), and a minimum of 30 hours of minor classes. Students have the option of completing two Minors or choosing from a range of interdisciplinary courses to make up the remaining credits required for the degree.

BA Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Criminal Justice requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits from courses including:

CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ102 Crime in America
CJ202 Criminology: Crime Theory and Criminal Behavior
CJ211 Criminal Law
CJ222 Digital Skills and Criminal Justice
CJ301 Statistics for Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
CJxxx Internship
CJ320 Crime and Drug Addition
CJ311 Victimology
CJ407 International Crime and Justice
CJ420 Seminar Project

 

 


 

 

 
 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions
 

Degree Completion Plan

Year 1: 37 credits

Fall Semester                                             Spring Semester

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

GE101

English Composition I

3

GE102

English Composition 2

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

BHxxx

 

Biblical Interpretation: Procedure and Practice

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

GE111

Mathematics Survey

3

GH101

Survey of World History I

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

BHxxx

Survey of the Bible

3

EN302

Survey of World Literature

3

xxx

Science Survey

3

GP202

General Psychology

3

xxx

Student Life Seminar

1

 

 

 

Total

 

19

Total

 

18

Year 2: 36 credits

Fall Semester                                                              Spring Semester

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

GO302

Introduction to Sociology

3

Bxxx

Survey of Bible Doctrine

3

GC207

Survey of Physical Science

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

Xxx

Minor elective

3

EN320

American Literature after 1865

3

BOxxx

Apologetics

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

GH204

American Government

3

GH201

US History to 1865

3

xxx

Economics 1

3

GP302

Human Growth and Development

 

3

Total

 

18

Total

 

18

Year 3: 30 credits

Fall Semester                                                  Spring Semester

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Xxx

Minor elective

3

GH202

US History since 1865

3

Xxx

Minor elective

3

xxx

Minor elective

3

MG322

Entrepreneurship

3

MG222

Group Leadership and

Communication

3

Xxx

Minor elective

3

CJ315

Introduction to Human Rights

3

MI406

Cultural Anthropology

3

EN403

English Novel

3

Total

 

15

Total

 

15

Year 4: 24 credits

Fall Semester                                                              Spring Semester

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

xxx

Minor elective

 

3

xxx

Internship

3

NM302

Organizational Behavior

3

CJ411

Race, Class, and Punishment

3

EN302

Survey of World Literature

3

GP324

Psychology of Abnormal Punishment

3

MG334

Corporate Responsibility and Ethics

3

CJ420

Seminar Project

3

Total

 

12

Total

 

12