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Integrated Studies You will learn… The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies gives you knowledge in a wide breadth of subjects in the sciences and humanities — the liberal arts tradition — and develops your skills in critical and creative thinking, and ethical reasoning. Coursework provides general knowledge and develops intellectual capacities in reason and judgment. The program is comprised of courses across academic disciplines and enhances your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. But there’s more. You will examine diverse cultures, gain an understanding of different belief systems, and learn how to affect positive social change. Most importantly, you will make that positive difference through experiential learning opportunities built into your courses.
With this degree, you can… Keeping your options open? The Integrated Studies degree gives you a broad range of career choices. It is especially useful in the nonprofit sector, government, public relations, and communications. In addition, this major is ideal if you plan to enter graduate or professional school after completing your bachelor’s degree. This program of study provides a solid foundation of knowledge which prepares you for a more specialized advanced degree program. An Integrated Studies degree works well if you have started a degree in the past, but have never completed it. Often, credits from previous college course work in a variety of majors will apply toward this degree.
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FAQ You will develop skills in… • Integrative learning: make meaningful connections between information and ideas across disciplines and transfer this knowledge to new situations. • Appreciation of artistic expression: study new and classical artistic works to enhance your ability to understand and analyze aesthetic themes. • Creative thinking: be more resourceful by learning new ways to inform your interpretation of subjective experiences and ideas. • Critical thinking: synthesize, analyze and evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to enhance your decision making and formulate better solutions. • Ethical reasoning: apply your values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels. • Cultural competency: become aware of how your experiences and culture shape your world view. • Civic engagement: identify and participate in community activities affecting positive change in society and the world.
Benefits and features of the degree include... • A broad range of topics maintain your interest and stimulate your imagination throughout the program. • Service learning opportunities that transform your senses of social and civic needs. • Interesting career options in nearly every industry. • Engaging with peers and faculty across disciplines. • Discovering or creating new perspectives of traditional viewpoints.
Where is the Integrated Studies degree offered? We offer adult-focused bachelor’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.
How long will it take to complete my degree? This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. However, you can start as soon as you want and finish as soon as you like. You determine your own pace – whether you want to take one evening course per week or more than one per week. Your admissions counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.
Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Is financial aid available? The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional and graduate school opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements.
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“I am thrilled that Friends now offers the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies! Built around a classic liberal arts program, it is truly one of the most versatile degrees on the market today. Coupled with the incredible support network Friends has built for its adult students, I am confident this will become one of our premier adult degrees.” — Dr. Jo Lobertini, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies
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