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BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEG)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) (BA)

Offered by the Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, the Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) (BA) is designed for students who want a breadth of background necessary to participate effectively in decision making for public affairs and the practical training necessary to deal with social problems as public issues.

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Admission to the Program

New freshmen and transfer students are admitted through the university's Admissions Office. Students currently enrolled in the university who wish to transfer into the Department of Government or develop a double major or minor should have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher and the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum.

Major Requirements

  • 48 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 21 credit hours at or above 300-level with a minimum of 6 credit hours at or above 400-level

Course Requirements

Foundation (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Required (12 credit hours)

Individual and State (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Law and Justice (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Research (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

CLEG Core (21 credit hours)

Complete 21 additional credit hours, including at least 12 credit hours at or above 300-level and at least 3 credit hours at or above 400-level, with at least one course selected from each of the four categories (communication, legal institutions, economics, and government), an additional three courses approved by the Department of Government, and with no more than one of these additional three taken in the School of Communication. At least 9 credit hours from the CLEG core at or above 300-level must be taken in-residence. Courses may not be taken to satisfy multiple core requirements. The list of approved courses is also available in the Department of Government office.

Communication

Legal Institutions

Economics

Government

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor's / Master's Program and Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information.