Integrative Studies


Your Future In Integrative Studies

Do you have diverse interests? Are you having difficulty narrowing your major to just one area? A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Studies from the University of North Texas offers a multidisciplinary approach to 21st century education.

With an ever-changing global marketplace, many employers desire graduates who have well-rounded educational backgrounds and problem-solving skills.

Graduates of the program have entered diverse career fields, such as:

  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Various entrepreneurial endeavors

This major can also prepare you to enter a professional school or a graduate program. The Integrative Studies major is appealing to transfer students because it utilizes as many of the credits from other institutions as possible.

What we offer

The Integrative Studies major empowers you to create a major that best suits your interests and enhances your career objectives. For example, you may prepare for a career in international business by taking foreign language, anthropology and business courses.

You can choose from a wide variety of courses offered by various departments across campus. As a result, you learn new perspectives based on a professor's research and experiences.

Our new focus in Strategic Corporate Communication provides you a structured way to combine Communication Studies, Journalism, Management and Technical Communication to gain a competitive edge in this market. Offered through the University of North Texas New College at Frisco, UNT's new off-site instructional facility, the Strategic Corporate Communication program will help you master communication strategy for all platforms. The program has courses that range from business communication to public relations to social media. You'll have the opportunity to do an internship in the industry, and you'll be able to earn an academic certificate in Technical Writing and/or Digital Media along with your degree.

Many of our undergraduate programs are nationally recognized by various accrediting agencies and organizations, meaning you'll receive a quality education.

Our curriculum strengthens your skills in communication, critical thinking and analysis, investigating and problem solving, managing tasks and relating to others. These skills are key when starting a career.

Friendly professors are ready to help you when needed. Many of them are recognized experts in their fields and have earned numerous teaching and research accolades.

Internships for academic credit also are available. An internship course has been designed specifically for students in this major. If you're taking political science courses, for example, you may work for a government agency in Washington, D.C. You may write for our student newspaper or a community newspaper in the Dallas-Fort Worth area if you're studying journalism. If you're enrolled in science courses, you may work on a professor's research project or your own research project in one of the university's research centers and institutes.

Study abroad opportunities offer unique learning experiences and can be applied toward the degree. The Study Abroad Office oversees hundreds of programs in dozens of countries around the world. For more information on Study Abroad, visit the study abroad website.

We can help you pursue your degree with financial assistance and scholarships. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers various scholarships based on academic performance. Information about these scholarships is available at our website.

What to expect

For the Integrative Studies major, you'll take 36 credit hours of courses selected from three academic areas. At least one area must be in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the other two areas can be from the other colleges and schools across campus. You're allowed no more than one field in a college or school other than the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a wide range of subject areas. You can choose from humanities courses in English and philosophy and social science courses in economics and psychology. Other UNT colleges and schools provide business, music, journalism, science and art courses among others.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic counselors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic counselors will help you connect your individualized interests and career objectives to your major. They'll also assist with planning your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Get detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources.