The faculty of College of the Ozarks has approved the following special offerings, many of which cross the traditional academic disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary and Special Courses (IDS)
Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs
Interdisciplinary major and minor programs may be developed by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. This permits the tailoring of special programs beyond the traditional major or minor to meet more specialized and interdisciplinary interests. The student should initiate such a program no later than the end of the sophomore year. Such programs must be approved by the divisional chairs of the academic departments involved. An approved interdisciplinary program is then submitted to the Academic Standards Committee for approval. After reviewing the proposal and formulating its recommendation, the Academic Standards Committee passes the proposal to the Dean of the College for final approval.
After final approval, a copy of the interdisciplinary program is submitted to the Registrar’s Office and becomes the student’s requirements for graduation.
Course Hour Requirements for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs
Total hours for graduation: 125
General Education requirements as stated in the catalog
Credit hour requirements for an Interdisciplinary major:
Minimum of 36 total hours
Minimum of 18 upper division hours; all participating departments represented
Credit hour requirements for an Interdisciplinary minor
Minimum of 18 total hours; all participating departments represented
Minimum of one upper division course from each participating department
Note: Courses counted toward a major or minor may be used to fulfill the General Education requirements where applicable.
Joan Kalimanis Citizens Abroad Program
Students enrolled at College of the Ozarks may have an opportunity to travel abroad as participants of a college-sponsored trip. Overseas trips are used to enhance the learning process and reinforce classroom instruction. Students are accompanied by faculty/staff members and group size is limited. Recent overseas travel has included trips to England, Mexico, Finland, Japan, Rwanda, Spain, and Germany. College faculty and staff members may submit proposals for travel, and trip locations vary from year to year.