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 pick 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 theme in Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS) provides you an opportunity to learn about Hispanic culture. You can further focus your studies to three different pathways (legal orientation, business orientation and community engagement orientation) to enhance your job opportunities.

A 15-credit hour academic certificate in LMAS is also available.

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 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 region 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.

We can help fund your education with financial assistance and scholarships. The College of Arts and Sciences offers various scholarships based on academic performance.

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 Arts and 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 Arts and Sciences.

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

For the LMAS theme, you’ll take 36 credit hours of LMAS-oriented classes in anthropology, history, political science, English, Spanish and sociology.

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

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit

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 or advisor 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. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT.