About the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is offered through the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This degree takes a liberal arts approach in which students pick two subject concentration areas to combine with a set of core courses. Students gain essential skillsets, learn how to integrate their concentration areas, and engage in field experience to prepare for careers and graduate programs that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
This degree offers great flexibility and results in our graduates having diverse career paths. Students highlight their selected concentration areas on their resume, as their degree on diploma will read Interdisciplinary Studies, BA. While most students go on to pursue additional certificates or post-bachelor’s degrees, others jump right into the job market. One-third of our students who chose to do the Applied Study option for IDS 401 were offered a job from that experience.
By the completion of their Interdisciplinary Studies degree, students should be able to:
- Articulate and apply academic concepts, theories and assessment to a variety of concepts
- Develop and evaluate new models and ideas from multiple sources and perspectives
- Apply practical application of integrative knowledge through relevant field experience
- Provide reflective and contextual perspectives to better understand local and global issues