Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Earning an online interdisciplinary studies degree allows you to customize your education to suit your career goals. In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to select two concentrations from more than 30 different options and integrate these disciplines together with the support of core courses. This degree prepares you to pursue graduate studies or work in a variety of well-respected industries.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a degree in interdisciplinary studies?
Our Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies focuses on the topics of your choosing. You’ll learn to integrate perspectives from different fields and navigate a dynamic marketplace. Earning a degree in interdisciplinary studies is advantageous because it helps you gain transferable skills, such as critical thinking, synthesis and research. You’ll also have the ability to cover topics in more depth than you would in another program.
Another benefit of this online interdisciplinary studies degree is its emphasis on experiential learning. To graduate from the program, you must complete an internship or work with faculty on a research project.
What are some potential concentrations for the bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies?
In this interdisciplinary studies program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of interests ranging from science to humanities. You’ll select two different concentrations from more than 30 available options, with advisors available to help you choose. One of the most popular combinations is to pair a concentration in business with a second focus in sales and marketing. Some other options include:
- Digital audiences.
- Homeland security.
- Project management.
- Urban planning.
Does my bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Interdisciplinary studies courses
The culminating experience for this degree is an internship or directed study. Internships include 125 hours with your sponsor, as well as accompanying online coursework. The directed study option involves the creation of an original research project, which can be useful if you want to pursue an advanced degree. Courses you may take include:
What can I do with an interdisciplinary studies degree?
A bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies provides you with the tools to integrate your concentration areas and explore a related career. Potential career opportunities include:
Admission requirements for the online interdisciplinary studies degree
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).
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