Requirements For the Concentrated Studies Emphasis - 57 units
This emphasis consists of a 12 unit Core, a 42 unit Program of Study, and a 3 unit Capstone. In order for a student to have their Program of Study approved, it must be developed with a tenure-track major advisor.
Required Core Courses - 12 units
Complete one course from each of the following four core areas.
The Program of Study must be arranged with a faculty advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor as part of the Program of Study. A minimum of 24 units must be upper-division. Community college courses may be used in the Program of Study provided they are approved by the faculty advisor and are not used to meet General Education or the American Institutions Requirements. Students must select a major advisor within the first 60 days after they begin taking coursework at CI and submit their initial Program of Study to the Advising Center.
Capstone - 3 units
All students must enroll in either LS 490 or LS 499 during the final year prior to graduation.
(The Capstone Course or Project (LS 490 or LS 499) must be passed with a grade of “B” or better.)