Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program.
Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.
It is flexible so that students may pursue their own individual specialized and pre-professional interests.
Special interdisciplinary concentrations in urban studies, public policy, public service, law and society, social entrepreneurship and innovation, and environmental studies are offered.
For the general option, work must be taken in at least three departments within the program.
Participating departments include: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban and regional planning.Students must also complete the required course, ISS 3923 Interdisciplinary Forum, with a grade of "S".Interdisciplinary Social Science General Option (forty-three hours) Students must have: Interdisciplinary Social Science Specialization Option (forty-three hours) Alternatively, students may complete the requirements of interdisciplinary specializations in law and society, public policy, public service, urban studies, social innovation and entrepreneurship, or environmental studies. The courses of study offered by the interdisciplinary program in social science lead to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all coursework applied to the major must be maintained.All coursework within the major must be passed with a grade of "D" or higher.At the time this document was published, some common program prerequisites were being reviewed by the state of Florida and may have been revised.Please visit A bachelor's degree program is available that enables students with an AA degree to earn an FSU degree without moving to Tallahassee.Designed for students enrolled in the Social Sciences and Public Policy Living-Learning Community (SSPPLLC). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours. Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovations (3). This course is an interdisciplinary course that emphasizes the social science concepts which provide fundamental insights into how public policy is created through collective action and how it can succeed or fail by the actions of individuals and institutions. Students are guided through the process of building interdisciplinary perspectives to maximize cognitive skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation, examining how it promotes innovative, impactful, and sustainable solutions to social and environmental problems at the local, national, and international levels. (S/U grade only.) Interdisciplinary Social Science Forum is an introductory course for ISS majors to explore and share advising, career, and academic experiences as members of the field of interdisciplinary studies. Students must complete the required course, ISS 4304 Contemporary Social Problems and Policy Solutions with a grade of "C" or higher.This course is applicable to any departmental concentration area within the structure of the major.