Interdisciplinary Studies Program

A degree in interdisciplinary studies prepares you for multiple career opportunities. As a student in this program, you will expand your knowledge of human cultures as well as the physical and natural world, enhance your ability to communicate effectively in written, spoken, and digital forms, and develop essential habits of mind for solving problems strategically and collaboratively by crossing disciplinary boundaries. All this involves skills in teamwork, project management, computer and multimedia competency, and effective time management. Many government, business, and non-profit organizations, as well as other employers, are looking for graduates with these cross-disciplinary skills. A Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies may be earned traditionally or online.

Early Access to Graduate Programs

Full time BA interdisciplinary studies students maintaining an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may take up to nine credit hours of graduate level coursework during their senior year, taking no more than six graduate credit hours concurrently. Such graduate credit hours will count toward a graduate degree and not toward the bachelor’s degree. Students in the early access program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all graduate level courses.

Notes: (1) Early access students enrolled in graduate coursework must also be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours during the semester in which any graduate courses are taken. (2) Any student whose enrollment exceeds 18 credit hours per semester (including both graduate and undergraduate courses) will be subject to the university overload fee.