School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Information by School – Profile

Established: 1975

Formerly known as the School of General Studies (name changed in 2008)

Dean: Dr. George W. Fair

Website: www.utdallas.edu/is

Information by School – Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

School Enrollment by Classification, Fall Semesters

Year
Undergraduates
Graduates
Total
2016
892
70
962
2015
763
57
820
2014
690
69
759
2013
574
69
643
2012
424
80
504
2011
524
86
610
2010
534
97
631
2009
582
94
676
2008
654
96
750
2007
661
102
763
2006
724
134
858
2005
779
169
948
2004
794
181
975
2003
738
227
965
2002
653
334
987
2001
595
285
880
2000
504
34
538

Semester Credit Hours by Classification, Fall Semesters

Year
Lower Level
Upper Level
Master’s
Doctorates
Non-Funded All Div.
Total
2016 1,255 5,086 506 1 108 6,956
2015 1,323 5,263 509 1 140 7,238
2014 1,432 4,742 588 3 136 6,901
2013 834 3,991 481 4 206 5,516
2012 658 3,459 545 22 31 4,715
2011 600 3,834 633 0 152 5,219
2010 562 3,530 807 1 88 4,988
2009 406 3,737 682 0
36
4,864
2008 327 4,189 626 5
117
5,264
2007
351
3,999
636
3
75
5,064
2006
363
4,125
847
14
3
5,352
2005
309
4,386
1,062
4
18
5,779
2004
408
4,125
1,197
7
12
5,749
2003
416
3,561
1,342
3
0
5,322
2002
344
2,731
1,692
15
0
4,782
2001
303
1,502
126
0
0
1,931
2000
216
1,478
119
0
0
1,813

Excludes Physical Instruction credit hours

Semester Credit Hours by Course Subject, Fall Semesters

(See Instructional Program Codes for details)

Year
AMS
BIS
ED*
GST^
HLTH
ISGS, ISIS
MAIS
PHIN
2016 798 820 2,091 189 2,792 183 83 252
2015 885 737 2,073 216 2,645 639 79 245
2014 789 732 2,076 264 2,163 819 58 247
2013 816 642 2,208 138 1,005 633 74 205
2012 465 543 2,337 147 655 477 91 247
2011 363 560 2,685 177 696 642 96 243
2010 384 495 2,745 288 279 624 173 284
2009 300 370 3,204 114
156
615 105 321
2008 783 517 3,360 84
0
399 121 315
2007
771
549
3,120
87
0
411
126
326
2006
819
480
3,498
99
0
312
144
309
2005
942
600
3,728
33
0
366
110
311
2004
678
654
3,666
75
0
540
136
298
2003
651
566
3,294
132
0
546
133
303
2002
546
684
2,994
60
0
369
129
268
2001
705
593
0
87
0
435
111
260
2000
492
524
105
111
0
456
122
197

The Teacher Development Center

The Teacher Development Center offers teacher certification programs that provide rigorous, university-based course work with extensive field experience, including student teaching or a supervised post-baccalaureate internship to students interested in making teaching and/or school administration their career. Established in fall 1975, the Office of Teacher Education was placed under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies in 1987. Between 1992 and 1993, the Office of Teacher Education became affiliated with the School of General Studies. Due to large numbers of science and mathematics faculty involved with teacher education, the office was transferred in 1993 to the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. In fall 1998, the Office of Teacher Education was returned to the School of General Studies to become The Teacher Development Center while Science and Mathematics Education remained with the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

The Academic bridge Program

The Academic Bridge Program (ABP) helps high-potential, first generation college students complete a college education. The program assists students with making the transition from high school to college through advising, mentoring, and tutoring. ABP also helps students make the social adjustments to college life. ABP students participate in cultural awareness activities and community service projects. ABP students also are active on campus. They have served as campus leaders, established various organizations and volunteered at their high schools to recruit prospective ABP students. ABP students have had the opportunity to receive scholarships or internships from major corporations such as AT&T, CISCO, and Ericsson, who are partners with UT Dallas. The program boasts a graduation rate of approximately 70 percent — well above state and national averages and competitive with the rates of the best universities in Texas.