2017-2018 Academic Catalog

General Studies - Integrated Studies, Associate of Science

Degree

Associate of Science

Overview

Integrated Studies combines career skills with general education classes to enable students to more easily transfer credit to a four-year institution. Students may add a general education component to any two-year or select certificate programs offered at the College. Students must complete at least one semester in an approved skill area (degree or certificate) before beginning the general studies component.

 

For example, a student who wants to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree could complete one semester in any associate of applied science degree, or in any approved certificate program, and then begin the general studies coursework while completing the remaining program requirements. The student would then graduate from LDS Business College with an AAS or Certificate and an AS in Integrated Studies. The AS in Integrated Studies would meet general education transfer requirements at most institutions. Students planning to transfer to BYU should check their admissions policies regarding the maximum number of credit hours they will allow.

 

The Integrated Studies degree can be completed in one to two semesters beyond the time required to earn an applied skills degree. Some students will be able to complete both a two-year applied degree and an Integrated Studies degree in only five semesters. There are two options for the general education component of the Integrated Studies degree. Students may use any combination. 

  • Some general education courses will continue to be offered by the College. These are listed in the College’s course catalog.
  • Selected general education classes are available through the BYU-Idaho online program.

It is the responsibility of each student to meet with a representative from the transfer institution they want to attend to discuss the specifics of how the degree meets that institution’s transfer and graduation requirements.


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Career Opportunities

The Integrated Studies program gives students a quick entry into the marketplace now as well as the option for continued education to advance their careers in the future The eternal truths acquired in this distinctly LDS environment help build family and prepare the student for leadership in employment, the Church, and community. You will find career opportunities for each skills program on the web pages for that degree or certificate.

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Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

AAS Degree or Certificate Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits

Religion Courses (May be a part of AAS or Certificate) (8 credits hours)

(2 Cornerstone Courses Plus 2 Other Religion Courses)

Course NumberTitleCredits

College-wide Courses (May be a part of AAS or Certificate)

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Program Core Courses (credit hours varies; one semester must be completed before beginning GE courses)

AAS Degree or select Certificates

See AAS/Certificate program sheet for requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits

General Education Core Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

English (select one)

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 201Inter. College Writing

3 credits

BYU-I 301FDENGAdvanced Writing and Research

3 credits

ENG 201: on-campus

ENG 201, 301 FDENG: *BYU-I online

Quantitative Literacy (select one)

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

MAT 106Intro to Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

BYU-I 108FDMATMath for the Real World

3 credits

MAT 110, MAT 106: on-campus

MAT 106, 108 MAT: *BYU-I online

American Institutions (select one)

Course NumberTitleCredits
BYU-I 101FDAMFAmerican Foundations

3 credits

BYU-I 110POLSCAmerican Government

3 credits

POLS 110American Government

3 credits

POLS 110: on-campus

101 FDAMF, 110 POLSC: *BYU-I online

Distribution Classes

Course NumberTitleCredits
Fine Arts Distribution (select one)
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 106Introduction to Drawing

3 credits

BYU-I 110FDHUMFoundations of Humanities

3 credits

Art 101, Art 106: on-campus

110 FDHUM: *BYU-I online


Alternate classes may be made available through BYU-I in future semesters.

Humanities Distribution (select one)
Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

BYU-I 211FDINTGlobal Hotspot: Pakistan

3 credits

COM 122: on-campus (College wide course)

211 FDINT: *BYU-I online

Life Science Distribution (select one)
Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

LS 103, LS 265: on-campus

Physical Science Distribution (select one)
Course NumberTitleCredits
PS 120Intro. to Phys. Geography

3 credits

BYU-I 111GEOLPhysical Geology

3 credits

Alternate classes may be made available through BYU-I in future semesters.

111 GEOL: *BYU-I online

PS 120: on-campus

Social Science Distribution (select one)
Course NumberTitleCredits
ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

SS 101Intro. to Psychology

3 credits

BYU-I 101ANTHIntroduction to Cultural Anthr

3 credits

BYU-I 150ECONEcon Prin & Prob-Micro

3 credits

BYU-I 151ECONEcon Princ & Prob-Macro

3 credits

BYU-I 111PSYCHGeneral Psychology

3 credits

BYU-I 111SOCIntroduction to Sociology

3 credits

101 ANTH, 150 ECON, 151 ECON, 111 SOC: *BYU-I online

ECON 161: on-campus

SS 101: on-campus

Elective (choose one additional course from FA, HUM LS, PS, or SS or QL Distribution areas)

Course NumberTitleCredits

Total Credit Hours: 62

Associate of Science of Integrated Studies requires completion of an approved Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate. Consult academic advising for specific graduation requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence (4 Semesters)

Based on a 16 credit hour certificate, more credits may be required if the certificate is more credits.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
2 core certificate classes

6 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
2 core certificate classes

6 credits

ENG 201Inter. College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

American Institutions* (GE)

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
2 core certificate classes

6 credits

Art* (GE)

3 credits

 

LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

OR

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

OR

Life Sci* (GE)

3 credits

 

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

OR

MAT 106Intro to Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

 

REL

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

Physical Science *(GE)

3 credits

 

ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

OR

Soc Sci* (GE)

3 credits

 

1 GE Distribution Elective

3 credits

REL

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 62-63

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete AAS/Certificate Degree, Religion, College-wide, and General Education courses as outlined
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

* Register for BYU-Idaho course through MyBC. BYU-I courses are designated with the subject area BYU-I.