Program Overview 

The three-semester, online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary studies is a degree completion program designed to accommodate working adults who want to finish their degree on flexible terms and with thought-provoking faculty.

The program offers an empowering approach to learning: Students from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and fields of interest, co-create a learning community of academic excellence, multimodal learning, and social justice.

The core curriculum focuses on social justice, personal growth, and transformation. Students, with the support of an advisor, have the freedom to choose their electives to align with their career goals.

Upon entering the program, you will have an academic plan outlining your transfer units, degree requirements, and courses for the year, so that you know exactly when you will be graduating from the start.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Length of Program
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Number of Units
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Career Paths

Our interdisciplinary studies degree provides the opportunity to advance in your chosen career or make the change needed to follow your passions. Our students come from all walks of life and go on to work in a variety of fields including:

  • Graduate studies and academia
  • Social work and mental health support professions
  • Law and city government
  • Early childhood and secondary education
  • Technology development
  • Entrepreneurship and consulting
  • Farming and environmental stewardship

Many graduates go on to complete a master’s or other graduate degree from CIIS. Our Admissions Counselors are here to advise you based on your career goals and passions.

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