Melissa Geist, Interim Dean
Assistant Professor Frye
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies was established in Spring 2001 to provide innovative, high quality, educational opportunities in response to changing needs of the diverse population within TTU’s service area and beyond. The school offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, which has concentrations in Health Administration http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/bachelors/bps-health-administration, Information Technology http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/bachelors/bps-information-technology, International Organizational Leadership http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/bachelors/bps-international-organizational-leadership and Organizational Leadership http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/bachelors/bps-organizational-leadership. The school also offers a graduate degree, the Master of Science in Professional Studies which has concentrations in Human Resources Leadership, Strategic Leadership or Training and Development. These Tennessee Tech University degrees are part of the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) which is a collaborative effort of the 19 Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.
Professional Studies – Information Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology is designed to prepare managers and non-managers to use information for decision-making. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in critical thinking and leadership development in information technology.
Professional Studies – Organizational Leadership
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership is designed to promote the understanding of the nature of organizations and the fundamentals of administrative leadership. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in critical thinking and leadership development in organizational leadership.
Strategic Leadership prepares you to lead in today’s rapidly changing professional environment. The interdisciplinary approach focuses on leadership, communication, strategic planning and assessment, organizational structure and research/data analysis. http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/masters/master-professional-studies/strategic-leadership-program-summary
Human Resources Leadership prepares you for a leadership role in the area of human resources. The interdisciplinary approach is appropriate because of the many skills and knowledge areas that are needed for success in this field. http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/masters/master-professional-studies/human-resources-leadership-program-summa
Training and Development prepares individuals to manage, deliver and assess on-site training programs. It also addresses the needs of human resource managers and other professionals who are increasingly relying on technology to deliver workforce education. http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/masters/master-professional-studies/training-and-development
Bachelor of Science
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science Concentration, Biology Option, B.S.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science Concentration, Chemistry Option B.S.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Option
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Technology Concentration, B.S.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Society, Culture and Communication Concentration
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.