2023-2024 Catalog


AS - Integrative Studies - Custom

The Associate of Science degree with a major in Integrative Studies is a customizable degree providing adult students the freedom to create their own path of study based on career goals, unique passions, and life calling. The program is designed to develop students’ abilities to integrate learning across courses, over time, and between academic and life experiences.

The curriculum consists of 60 credits, including both general education requirements and a concentration in one academic area or a self-designed, customized combination of coursework.

The program begins with an introduction to integrative learning and liberal arts, in which students will explore their plan of study. It concludes with a capstone experience, in which students are able to reflect upon and communicate their integrative learning from a Christian worldview. 

The Integrative Studies major may not be taken as an additional major and is not available for students who are completing other IWU Associate degree programs.

Students graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with an Associate of Science degree with a major in Integrative Studies should be able to:

  • Illustrate connections between life experiences and fields of study.
  • Describe connections between examples, facts, or theories from more than one field of study or perspective.
  • Explain problems or issues by applying acquired skills and knowledge to new situations.
  • Communicate in oral, written, or visual ways that explicitly connect content and form with an awareness of purpose and audience.
  • Evaluate changes in one's own learning over time to envision a future self.
  • Integrate Christian faith, ethics, and character with knowledge and skills from fields of study and the liberal arts.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the associate degree programs are as follows:

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an associate degree the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 60 semester hours; 15 hours must be taken at IWU.
  • Completion of 15 semester hours in the concentration; nine hours must be taken at IWU.
  • Concentration GPA of 2.0.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the 30 hours of general education as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Integrative Studies (AS) - Custom Program of Study

AS - Foundational Courses

GEN-111Foundations of Lifelong Learning


UNV-104Introduction to Integrative Learning


UNV-201Integrative Learning Capstone


Total Credit Hours:6

Custom Courses

Self-designed, customized concentration of courses; must be approved by the Integrative Studies Faculty Sub-Committee. (Up to 6 credits may be transferred.)

Total Credit Hours:15


AS Integrative Studies - Electives




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