Interdisciplinary Honors – B.A. or B.S.

Available in Several Areas of Learning

Updated Fall 2013

The Interdisciplinary Honors major fulfills the college’s mission statement “ . . . to honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders” as the student who completes the major:

The Interdisciplinary Honors major is available to the exceptional student in good standing who a) has an ACT of 27 or above and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 after 26 Milligan hours (may begin application process after 13 hours), or b) achieves a minimum GPA of 3.8 after 45 Milligan hours (may begin application process after 35 hours). It is intended for the student who desires to pursue a degree especially crafted to address the student’s talents and interests, and which is not already an established major within Milligan College. Such a major allows a student to pursue an interest that is most meaningful to the student or to prepare for a specific career requiring a broad range of knowledge.


In addition to meeting the preliminary eligibility requirements as listed above, a student must complete a multi-step process in order to be admitted into the Interdisciplinary Honors major; this process includes the completion of an eligibility check, formation of a faculty oversight committee, development of an Interdisciplinary Honors major proposal, securing of proposal approval by the Academic Committee, and registration for the Interdisciplinary Honors major through the Registrar’s Office. A student desiring to pursue the major must meet with the Academic Dean to complete the initial eligibility check and to receive further instructions regarding the application process.


Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Honors major are at least 30 semester hours of course work as identified by the student and the faculty oversight committee.

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if applicable), students must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree as described on Pages 41-43 of the 2013-14 catalog. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level.

Senior Major Exam

The senior major exam, which is required of all baccalaureate degree-seeking students and evaluates the students in their major fields of study, is administered during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students pursuing double majors must complete a major exam in each major. The senior major exam for the Interdisciplinary Honors major is created by the faculty.