Liberal Arts: 53 Hours
All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts studies.
The required 8 hours of textual Bible cannot be used toward the Bible thematic concentration. See the Liberal Arts catalog description for more information about this requirement.
Interdisciplinary Studies: 4 Hours
Honors Option 1: Qualified students pursuing Honors College Graduate with Distinction status may earn honors capstone credit for IDS 4500 OR
Honors Option 2: Qualified honors students who intend to write an honors thesis should enroll in HNRS 4360-4361 and HNRS 4460-4463 .
Major Thematic Concentration Areas or Minors: 45 Hours
To initiate the process, the student meets with the IDS advisor who facilitates a specialized degree plan in consultation with faculty members from concentration areas across campus, out of which a student degree plan informed by a clearly articulated rationale statement is created. Students must choose 2 or 3 thematic core areas or university minors to earn at least 45 hours toward this major. Minimum GPA requirement for each thematic concentration or minor is a 2.5. Courses may only be used in either one thematic core area or minor. This major must include a minimum of 24 upper level credits from the combined core concentration areas. The major should include a minimum of nine 4000-level credits from the combined core concentration areas. Exceptions to this guideline may be granted with approval of the dean of University College.
Concentration 1: Arts and Humanities
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: ART, HUM, IDA, MUS (BRS, GUI, MUED, PERC, PIA, STR, VOI, WWND), THEA
Concentration 2: Communication & Language
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: COMM, ENG, FR, ITAL, MGRK, SPAN
Concentration 3: Social Science
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: AMST, ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLS, SOCS
Concentration 4: Health Science
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: CSD, EXSS, FCS, KINS, NURS, PPHS
Concentration 5: Business
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: ACCT, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, GEDV, HCM, HRM, IB, IS, MGT, MKTG, PRS
Concentration 6: Bible
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: BDOC, BFAM, BHIS, BMIN, BMIS, BNEW, BOLD, BRES, GRK, HEB, PHIL
Concentration 7: Education
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: ECED, EDFD, ELED, MLED, RDNG, SEED, SPED, TESL
Concentration 8: Natural Science
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHS, PHYS
Concentration 9: Engineering and Technology
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: BENG, CENG, COMP, CVLE, EENG, ENGR, MENG
Concentration 10: Behavioral Science
Choose a minimum of 15 hours from: CJ, PSY, SOC, SWK
Major Electives: 5 hours
Choose 5 hours from: