Enrollment Process

Admissions Criteria

Admission into IDS is selective and separate from the general SLCC admissions process. This helps us provide clear pathways to graduation and transfer to USHE institutions. Before enrolling, review these quick admissions facts:

  • No application fee
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Degree plan must be developed with the Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator and approved by the Associate Dean
  • The IDS degree may not replace or substitute existing SLCC programs
  • IDS is a prospective degree option, meaning that students design their program early on and then take courses — not take courses and then design the program after the fact
  • Graduation and transferability are the main goals of an IDS degree

Ready to Enroll?

With an IDS Advisor, choose from 2 approaches to design your degree:

1) Complete 2 blocks totaling 24 credits from 2 academic disciplines, such as anthropology and business.
2) Complete 24 credits in an academic discipline where SLCC does not offer a formal AS or AA program, such as gender studies.

Both options allow students to create a degree not currently offered at SLCC. Again, students cannot pursue the IDS degree to replace or substitute a current SLCC program.

All degree plans must be developed with the IDS Coordinator and approved by the Associate Dean. Students must complete the IDS 1050 Foundations course and the IDS 2050 Capstone course as part of their degree plan.

Accepted IDS Students

Accepted students must complete a total of 34 General Education credits to graduate.

Accepted students must enroll in and complete the one-credit IDS 1050 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies within their first year at SLCC.

Accepted students must enroll in and complete the two-credit IDS 2050 Capstone Course two semesters after completing IDS 1050 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies in order to graduate.

No pass/fail course may be used toward the IDS degree without prior approval.