Bachelor of Science

Integrated Studies

Academic Department

Director of Integrated Humanities: Dr. Thomas C. Behr,

Intellectually and Spiritually this program addresses the problem long understood of the disconnect between Humanities and Natural Scientific and Technological educational formations, but from both directions where liberally educated individuals need to understand complicated scientific and technological issues, but also scientists and technologists need, perhaps more than ever, to understand the inescapable role of values and moral choices to be made in the progress of truly humane societies.

Through multidisciplinary study and research, students will develop cross-disciplinary modes of thinking that will offer out-of-the box creative perspectives, along with quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, ethical awareness, analytical reading and communication skills, and both intellectual coherence and practical experience in problem solving and life.

Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, offers students a well-rounded, multidisciplinary undergraduate experience with training in both liberal arts and scientific/technical or professional skills that are in demand in the job market and marketplace of ideas. Together with the UST Core experience, Integrated Studies provides a future-looking focus to UST’s Catholic educational tradition.

Bachelor of Science students must choose 1 minor from Humanities, 1 minor from STEM/Prof/SBS and 1 minor from any of the three categories. In addition, students must complete 6 credit hours of Math or Natural Science beyond core or relevant minor requirements.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The following overall requirements are needed in order to earn a bachelor's degree. For a full explanation of the requirements, please see policy A.04.01.

  • Completion of the core curriculum. Specific core plan is dependent upon accepted transfer credit, major, and Honor's Program participation. 
  • Successful completion of at least 120 credit hours, with the final 36 hours taken in Residence at UST. Total credits listed on the page only reflect the major. 
  • Completion of a major.
  • Completion of 36 upper-division credit hours.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 2.0
  • A cumulative GPA above 2.0 in your major
  • Freshman Symposium is a one-credit hour, mandatory course exclusively for first-year students at the University of St. Thomas, introducing them to the UST mission and the Basilian Fathers’ core values of goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Freshmen register for it during the Freshmen Registration/Orientation events and can choose a class that aligns with their interests, with course descriptions provided in advance.

Humanities Minor

Select one of the following minors:

Art History, Classical Languages, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, Studio Arts or Theology

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STEM/Professional/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one of the following minors:

Accounting, Applied Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminology – Law – Society, Data Analytics, Economics, Education, Finance, General Business, Health Services, History, Human Services Management, International Studies, Market Analysis, Marketing, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration or ROTC Program

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Interdisciplinary Minor

Select one of the following minors:

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, East Asia Studies, Free Enterprise/ Entrepreneurship, Irish Studies, Latin America Studies or Leadership Studies

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Additional Required Course and Electives

Student must complete with a grade of "B" or better, ISTUD 2301 and Satisfy a Practicum requirement associated with a graded UST course, and which may be included for credit in one of the student's minor fields. Practicum options: Internship, Service Project, Capstone Seminar Research Paper, or Learning Abroad Course.

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