Integrated Studies

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Welcome to the Integrated Studies Core (INTG). This General Studies Core will allow you to create a flexible, more individualized degree path that suits your interests or your transfer needs.   In this core, you can select courses from two core areas increasing the interdisciplinary nature of your degree. In the INTG core, you will generally choose 3 courses, from two of the following core areas: Humanities, Arts, Communications, and Languages (HACL); Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and Social Science, Administration, and Health (SSAH).

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.

This program requires a total of at least 18 credit hours of core course requirements, which consists of nine hours from each of two core areas of study and at least 3 credits at the 200 level. The INTG Core can be a unique way to discover different discipline areas as you plan your studies at Montgomery College and beyond.

What can I do with the INTG Core?

The INTG Core offers the flexibility for students to choose classes towards graduation and transfer.

Z-Degree
This degree is available as a Z-Degree—no textbook purchases required. (Learn more about Z-degrees).

Some of the ways students have used the INTG Core is within a transfer plan for allied health fields such as kinesiology, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology and social work . Alternately, the INTG core can be used to complete requirements leading toward a double major or a major and minor program at a 4-year institution.

Other opportunities may exist to use the INTG Core for graduation and transfer plans beyond what is listed here. Please see a counselor or program advisor to explore your options and areas of interest.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Articulate a plan for their educational and career development that relates their coursework to their goals.
  • Identify available resources related to their ongoing educational and professional development.
  • Apply critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and/or scientific reasoning skills by articulating, analyzing, and evaluating problems and scenarios across discipline areas.
  • Find, evaluate, use, and synthesize information needed to address increasingly complex problems and scenarios.
  • Use technology effectively to accomplish a variety of general and discipline specific activities.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally appropriately across disciplines.
  • Articulate an academic identity that reflects an integrated, interdisciplinary view of their formal, co-curricular and personal learning.
  • Make and articulate the connections within their course of study.

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

A suggested course sequence for Integrated Studies follows.

A suggested course sequence for Integrated Studies follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


  • ENGL 101A - Introduction to College Writing  3 semester hours            
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
  • Natural science distribution 3 semester hours (NSND) ***
  • General education institutional requirement 3 semester hours (GEIR)
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡ ‡

Second Semester


  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF) ‡
  • Arts distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

Third Semester


  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • General education institutional requirement 3 semester hours (GEIR) †
  • Core 1 course 3 semester hours
  • Core 1 course 3 semester hours
  • Core 2 course 3 semester hours

Fourth Semester


  • Core 2 course 3 semester hours
  • Core 2 course 3 semester hours
  • Core 1 course 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡‡
  • Elective 2 semester hours ‡‡

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or select a general elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

*** Students must complete one Global or Cultural Perspectives designated course as part of their General Education Program.

‡ Students should attempt ENGL and MATH foundation requirements within completion of the first 24 credits of college level work or at the completion of any prerequisite or required non- credit coursework.

‡‡ Any credit hours beyond the minimum in General Education (31 Credit hours) or Core courses are counted toward elective credit hours.

‡‡‡ Except CCJS 255.

‡‡‡‡ Students are limited to 2 PE activity courses #100-199.

† Two general education institutional requirement (GEIR) courses required from the following general education courses: COMM, HLTH , or one ARTD or HUMD. Students may only take one course from ARTD or HUMD to fulfill General Education Institutional Requirements.

Please Note: Exact semester credit counts may vary based on specific course selections.


 

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