BA Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Health, Fitness and Wellness4
Foundations of College Mathematics3
Communications Foundations2
Fundamentals of Foundational Perspectives of Education3
English Composition I3
U.S. Government and Constitution3
English Composition II3
Mathematics for Elementary Educators I3
Mathematics for Elementary Educators II3
Mathematics for Elementary Educators III3
Elements of Effective Communication2
Application of Effective Communication1
Cultural Studies and Diversity3
Literature, Arts and the Humanities2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation2
Introduction to Biology3
Introduction to Biology Lab1
Themes in U.S. and World History1
Applications in U.S. and World History1
Fundamentals of Educational Psychology3
General Education Social Science: Analysis and Applications2
General Education Social Science1
Reasoning and Problem Solving3
Integrated Physical Sciences3
Integrated Physical Sciences Lab1
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners3
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation3
Educational Assessment3
Introduction to Pre-Clinical Experiences3
Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3
Elementary Reading and Literacy Methods2
Application of Elementary Reading and Literacy Methods1
Children's Literature3
Language Arts Instruction and Intervention2
Application of Language Arts Instruction and Intervention1
Elementary Mathematics Methods2
Application of Elementary Mathematics Methods1
Instructional Planning and Presentation2
Applications in Instructional Planning and Presentation in Elementary Education1
Elementary Science Methods2
Application of Elementary Science Methods1
Elementary Social Studies Methods2
Application of Elementary Social Studies Methods1
Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods2
Application of Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods1
Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods2
Application of Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods1
Pre-Clinical Experiences in Elementary Education3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education12
Teacher Work Sample3
Professional Portfolio in Elementary Education2
Cohort Seminar in Elementary Education1