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Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Overview of the Program

The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to adapt and combine courses from established traditional and non-traditional academic disciplines to fit their respective career plans.  The curriculum provides students with core knowledge in the selected disciplines. The online degree is a 120-semester credit hour accelerated program in HIMS and an online component in Social Sciences that includes general education courses and Enhanced Electives. The following disciplines are available in the online BIS degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, students have:

  1.  the core knowledge, skills, and abilities required in the professions in the selected disciplines.
  2.  the critical thinking skills that enable complex problem-solving.
  3.  the communication skills necessary for advocacy and career advancement.
  4.  the exposure to the various research methods.
  5. the exposure to the technology tools used by 21st century professions
  6. the exposure to the ethical principles and professional values in selected disciplines. 

Career Opportunities, Professionalism, and Professional Development

Students are encouraged to take advantage of early opportunities to build a professional network by joining professional associations, attending conferences and meetings.  For specific professional organizations in the discipline areas, students should contact their departments.

Upon graduation, some students continue to graduate and professional programs. Interdisciplinary Studies gives students more flexibility and choice when choosing graduate programs.  Students interested in graduate school are strongly encouraged to  participate in research opportunities at regional and national conferences in their disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the University's requirements for undergraduate admission for freshmen, transfer, or readmitted students.  The requirements can be found at this link to the Undergraduate Admissions webpage.  There are no separate requirements for admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary  Studies, students must:

  • Complete 120 semester credit hours.
  • Complete the selected disciplines with a grade of "C" or better.