Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Major Designed for Adult and Distance Learners
(Bachelor of Arts)

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The Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, is offered through the University’s Adult Degree Program. This program is primarily a distance education bachelor’s degree program designed to meet the needs of adult students who have work, family, and other responsibilities. Coursework for this degree is offered online, evenings, and Saturdays, with many of the degree options available completely online. This unique structure allows students to earn their degree without forcing them to sacrifice jobs and family, and also allows them to plan study time to accommodate busy schedules.

The Interdisciplinary Studies major provides an educational experience grounded in liberal studies and promotes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, and an understanding of how to contribute as citizens in a complex, multi-cultural world. Students gain a broad intellectual understanding of the interrelationships among several areas of study including the social sciences, natural sciences, fine arts, and humanities.

Interdisciplinary Studies fits well within any industry, providing the skills that create well-rounded professionals who can instantly contribute to an organization. Graduates within this major are well-positioned to embark on a new career or advance in their current work. The Interdisciplinary Studies major also prepares students for graduate work in multiple fields of study for those looking to continue their education.

Interdisciplinary Studies students must complete a minor or an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis include Arts, Corporate Communication, Emergency Management, Environmental Policy Studies, Human Development, and Leadership in Public Service. Students also have the option to create an emphasis tailored to their individual needs through a Self-Directed area of emphasis (which may only contain six credits in any one discipline.) Additional areas of emphasis are currently being developed.