2023-2024 Catalog


BS - Integrative Studies - Custom

The Bachelor 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 120 credits, including both general education requirements and a concentration or minor 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 in relation to a Christian worldview.

The Integrative Studies major may not be taken as an additional major or degree. This major is not available for students who have completed other IWU Bachelor programs.

Students graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Integrative Studies should be able to:
  • Explain connections between life experiences and fields of study.
  • Synthesize examples, facts, or theories from more than one field of study or perspective.
  • Solve problems by applying acquired skills and knowledge to new situations.
  • Communicate in oral, written, or visual ways that enhance meaning, making clear the interdependence of language and meaning, thought, and expression.
  • Evaluate changes in one's own learning over time to envision a future self.
  • Integrate Christian faith, ethics, and character with the knowledge and skills from fields of study and the liberal arts.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for bachelor degree programs offered through the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) are as follows:

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.

Concentration or Minor Requirements

  • Twenty-one semester hours in concentration area or minor with a GPA of 2.25.
  • Fifteen hours of the concentration or minor must be completed at IWU.
  • Individualized concentrations must be approved by the General Studies Faculty Sub-Committee.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of concentration or minor requirements with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of general education requirements as specified or by transferred academic category equivalents. See the requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees (General Education Requirements).
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of upper-level courses (300-400 level).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Integrative Studies (BS) - Custom Program of Study

Foundational Course

GEN-111Foundations of Lifelong Learning


Total Credit Hours:3

Integrative Studies Core

UNV-104Introduction to Integrative Learning


UNV-120Career Development


UNV-401Integrative Learning Advanced Capstone


Total Credit Hours:6

Custom Courses

Self-designed, customized concentration of courses; must be approved by the Integrative Studies Faculty Sub-Committee.
Total Credit Hours:21

Upper Division Requirement

30 hours must be upper-level (300-400 level courses). 



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