Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

ASU’s online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies offers you the opportunity to design your major around multiple interests and prepares you for careers that cross-disciplinary boundaries. As a BIS student, you will learn about answering questions, solving problems and addressing contemporary social issues from multiple perspectives, all while designing your own educational plans.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As an Interdisciplinary Studies student, you take an active role in designing your own educational plans to help match your defined career goals. The degree emphasizes written communication, versatility, self-assessment and critical thinking - essential skills for navigating today's dynamic world. You could choose to integrate entertainment technology and business, applied psychology and social welfare, communication and justice studies, public administration and ethics, kinesiology and computer gaming, or many other unique combinations.

Students will work with an advisor to choose two concentrations from the following options:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Family and Human development
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Global Health
  • History (U.S.)
  • Justice Studies
  • Media Analysis
  • Organizational Studies
  • Personal Health
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sales and Marketing Essentials
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability
  • Technical Communication
  • Women and Gender Studies

The BIS degree, one of the top five programs in the country, offers you the freedom to select two concentration areas from a rich menu of more than 140 possibilities. The core curriculum provides you the intellectual tools to integrate your concentration areas and engage in interdisciplinary problem solving.

Featured courses


IDS 302: Integration Skills


IDS 401: Integration: Experiential Learning


IDS 301: Becoming Interdisciplinary


IDS 201: Intellectual Fusion (SB)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Coach


Growth: 12.9 %
Salary: $32,270

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $60,360

Designer (General)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $55,930

Event Planner


Growth: 10.9 %
Salary: $48,290

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $110,120

Marketing Manager


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $132,230

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $59,300

Real Estate Agent


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $45,990

Sales Associate


Growth: 10.6 %
Salary: $33,890

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements. 

  • American Educational Research Association fellows. 
  • American Psychological Association fellows. 
  • Fulbright scholars. 
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements. 

  • American Educational Research Association fellows. 
  • American Psychological Association fellows. 
  • Fulbright scholars. 
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at a globally recognized university

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Top 10%


Best Global Universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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