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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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.

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Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts faculty members are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of the college’s faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements, including the following national honors and awards:

  • Fulbright Scholars
  • American Educational Research Association fellows
  • Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Leadership Award
  • American Psychological Association fellows
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for the Promotion of Psychotherapeutic Science Section
  • Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Distinguished Contribution to Counseling Psychology
  • Arizona Psychological Association, Faculty of the Year Award
  • Ellen Nold Award for best article in the field of computers and composition studies
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators, Best Book Award

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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:

Example Careers

  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Compliance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Reporters and Correspondent
  • Web Developer
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyer


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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