Interdisciplinary Studies  Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (AAIDS) program helps you tailor your education to your interests and career goals. Explore diverse fields with this flexible and customizable program.

60 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Overview

Embark on an intellectual journey that knows no boundaries with our Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

With an emphasis on critical inquiry, metacognition, and ethical awareness, our practical approach equips you with invaluable skills and broad-based knowledge across humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Unleash your potential to explain, problem-solve, and create while enjoying the freedom to tailor your education to your unique interests and career aspirations.

Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program Highlights

The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (AAIDS) degree program is designed to foster a well-rounded educational foundation. Offering the flexibility of fully online learning, this 60-credit program invites you to explore the intersection of diverse fields, expanding your horizons and empowering you to thrive in any career path or further study.

AAIDS is the ideal choice for students who have earned previous college credit and are looking for a program that maximizes flexibility and freedom in course selection. The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers you eight open electives, allowing for seamless transfer of credits from other institutions. 

The AAIDS degree also serves as a stepping stone toward a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIDS) degree, building upon the strong foundation you have established. Your academic journey can continue to unfold, empowering you to delve deeper into interdisciplinary exploration, refine your expertise, and chart a course toward your chosen future.

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Generate ideas and questions through critical inquiry and from multiple perspectives
  • Apply two or more disciplinary-based perspectives to contemporary concerns
  • Assess ethical issues in sociocultural power structures
  • Direct own learning using metacognitive strategies

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Tuition

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 60 credits
Total Program Tuition $30,120

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Careers for Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree offers you the opportunity to shape your educational journey and unlock a world of boundless opportunities in fields like:

  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Quality management
  • Digital marketing

Faculty Spotlight

Patrick Hutchinson

Patrick D. Hutchinson



Dr. Hutchinson is a faculty member at a number of institutions nationwide, including Cambridge College Global, San Jose State University, eCornell, Landmark College, and UMass Global. He teaches Information Literacy, Digital Literacy and Art History courses. He is also a reference librarian at Northeastern University. His dissertation focused on how international students made sense of their experiences taking information literacy courses.

Daniel Ibarrondo

Daniel Ibarrondo

JD, EdS, EdD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Chair for AAID, BAID, BAPSY, BSCJ, MSBEC, DEIB; Senior Instructor for CJ, Gen Ed, DEIB, and MTEL Prep

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Dr. Daniel Ibarrondo’s experiences have synergistically centered on his multi-faceted areas of expertise in international relations, law, higher education, business, government, and technology. Upon graduation from law school, Dr. Ibarrondo was awarded the Dale S. Margulies Award for Leadership in the law school and the community, the Legal Methods Award, and an American Bar Association Journalism award. Returning to Harlem, he served as Director of the...

Natalie McVeigh

Natalie M. McVeigh


Faculty and Adjunct Professor

Natalie McVeigh is a Managing Director in the Center for Individual and Organizational Performance and the Center for Family Business Excellence Group within the Private Client Services Group, with more than ten years of experience as a consultant and coach. She has expertise in domestic and international multinational corporations both public and private, and family-owned businesses. Natalie’s role at the firm is working with high-net-worth families to help them reach their personal and...