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.

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Quick facts

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.
  • Music.
  • 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:


IDS 302: Integration Skills


IDS 401: Integration: Experiential Learning


IDS 301: Becoming Interdisciplinary


IDS 201: Intellectual Fusion (SB)


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:

Coach


Growth: 11.8 %
Salary: $36,330

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $62,700

Designer (General)


Growth: -1.9 %
Salary: $63,750

Event Planner


Growth: 7.8 %
Salary: $51,560

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $121,220

Marketing Manager


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $142,170

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $62,810

Real Estate Agent


Growth: 2.3 %
Salary: $49,040

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

Respected educators who nurture excellence in interdisciplinary studies

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.

Respected educators who nurture excellence in interdisciplinary studies

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 for the online interdisciplinary studies degree

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

Arizona State University 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 6 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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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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