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Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


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Department Head: Scott Risser
  (406) 496-4581
  MAIN 105A
   
Administrative Assistant: Cheyenne Crooker
  (406) 496-4275
Department FAX: (406) 496-4782

 

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program continues a Montana Tech tradition of offering quality courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The program stresses self-expression, self-definition, and self-fulfillment. Students are encouraged to develop their intellectual capacities as well as the ability to think analytically, creatively, and critically. Personal advising attention, abundant electives, and systematic career planning help prepare students for rewarding careers.

Mission

Montana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is an innovative and multidisciplinary program designed to offer students first-class foundations in the natural and physical sciences, humanities and arts, and social sciences. The IAS major promotes independence, innovation, inquiry, and integration. In this manner, it equips graduates to deal with multicultural and complex social environments across a wide range of career settings or graduate studies.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program include the following:

  1. Demonstrated ethical behavior in professional, social, and environmental contexts.
  2. Appreciate and communicate the roles and interdependence of the Humanities, the Arts, Science, and Mathematics in society.
  3. Commitment to solving societal and environmental problems at a state, national, or global scale.  

Educational Outcomes

The educational outcomes of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program include the following:

  1. Graduates will assume employment positions in a multitude of occupational capacities, including but not limited to education, industry, and government.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an advanced aptitude for reasoning and analysis as they relate to complex individual and societal problems.
  3. Graduates will be able to articulate ideas and thoughts effectively in written and oral communication.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate competencies in Science, Quantitative Reasoning, Social Science, and the Humanities.

Assessment

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program is committed to an assessment process that extends through the undergraduate years and beyond graduation, to ensure consistent quality and to facilitate improvements to the curriculum.  This assessment process includes a combination of nationally normed standardized examination, frequent contact with alumni and alumnae, and a capstone experience.

 

 

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Applied Science

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