Students seeking the online degree are encouraged to complete the required twenty-one (21) credit hours in the concentration from an academic department that offers an online major. Online degrees are available in the Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Religion and Theology majors.
Students seeking the traditional degree may complete the required twenty-one (21) credit hours in a concentration from any major offered by any academic department.
The interdisciplinary studies program will reside under the auspices of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, who will initially provide academic advising and who will assign additional advisors based upon the selected concentration of the student.
The School of Arts and Sciences offers not only a traditional but also an online Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary and carefully focused course of study, which will fulfill traditional college requirements. This program equips students with a broad-based education that will allow them to think logically and articulate their findings via written and oral communications using technology. Students also are prepared for the intellectual tasks needed for success in graduate and professional schools. The Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program is designed to offer quality, flexibility, and personal satisfaction.
Provide an environment that promotes scholarship and critical thinking in its graduates.
Create an environment in which diverse student populations develop academic and social networks that support their uniqueness and promote professionalism in lifelong learning.
Integrate liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional education in order for graduates to make positive contributions to society.
Develop individuals who are competent in the application of knowledge and skills and who possess values and attitudes consistent with a college degree.
Maintain a qualified and diversified student body by mentoring students and providing the necessary support.
Prepare qualified and serious students for advancement to graduate school.
The Interdisciplinary Studies program requires 120 credit hours. The required courses will include the following:
Through interdisciplinary studies degree programs, students can choose to focus their coursework across different fields and learn many skills that may be useful when working in a variety of industries. Your unique interdisciplinary program can adequately prepare you to work in a diverse set of roles, given that you complete relevant coursework.
Depending on what type of interdisciplinary program you design for yourself, you can access a multitude of job opportunities—by blending more than one discipline, you can develop a unique perspective that may give you an advantage on the job market. Here are some different jobs for graduates with interdisciplinary studies degrees: