Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Many of the challenges we face in our world require an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. In Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies, you’ll develop a diverse background and learn how to draw on multiple disciplines to find innovative solutions. This degree is highly flexible and allows you to tailor your coursework to fit your interests and career goals.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is interdisciplinary studies?
Interdisciplinary studies combines multiple academic disciplines into one major. This creative and flexible program is ideal for students who are undecided, have recently transferred or want to pursue multiple areas of study such as history and philosophy.
A benefit of this online interdisciplinary studies degree is its emphasis on experiential learning. To graduate from this program, you must complete an applied project (sometimes referred to as an internship) or work with faculty on a research project. The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts will work with you to help you find an internship that fits your interests.
What industries hire interdisciplinary studies graduates?
This program’s unique makeup leaves you prepared to work in a variety of industries. Throughout your courses, you’ll have the opportunity to cover more topics than you would in other specialized programs. You’ll gain the ability to integrate multiple perspectives, utilize team dynamics and problem solve.
You’ll also gain a wide range of transferable skills, including:
Interdisciplinary studies courses
In addition to completing required courses, you’ll take part in a culminating experience. Available options include an internship, directed study or research fellowship. Internships include 125 hours with your sponsor, as well as accompanying online coursework. The directed study option involves the creation of an original thesis or project, which can be useful if you want to pursue a graduate degree. The research fellowship is highly competitive and involves assisting faculty members with research or other ongoing projects. All three options allow you to gain professional experience integrating your chosen interdisciplinary concentrations. Other courses you may take include:
IDS 302: Integration Skills
IDS 401: Integration: Experiential Learning
IDS 201: Intellectual Fusion (SB)
IDS 301: Becoming Interdisciplinary
Jobs you could get 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. Some previous graduates are working as business analysts, human resource coordinators and marketing specialists. Other potential career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
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.
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of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.