School of Arts & Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies  Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies helps you explore your interests and create a degree that aligns with your unique goals. This program can be completed entirely online or in a hybrid format (a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (async) classes).

Boston
120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024
Online
120 Credits
Starts July 8, 2024

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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Overview

Develop knowledge and workplace skills across a variety of academic fields. If you haven’t decided on a major — or have broad academic interests and want to build a strong foundation for graduate study — the Interdisciplinary Studies degree is an excellent option to consider.

This flexible bachelor’s program allows you to explore your interests and offers a wide selection of liberal arts courses to choose from.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Highlights

What is Interdisciplinary Studies?

Interdisciplinary studies refers to the study of more than one academic discipline or profession. An Interdisciplinary Studies degree gives you maximum flexibility to design a program that fits your particular career objectives and personal interests. While offering a variety of focus areas, the program also provides foundational communication, critical thinking, math and computer science skills that will help you succeed in just about any field.

Interdisciplinary Studies Learning Outcomes

These are some of the diverse skills you will gain with a major in interdisciplinary studies:

  • Critical thinking, logic and analysis
  • Mathematics and quantitative reasoning
  • Written and oral communication
  • Information literacy and computer sciences
  • Understanding of the scope and relevance of the arts and humanities throughout history and within contemporary society
  • Integration of scientific thought and analysis
  • Understanding of intercultural and intra-cultural concepts within the social sciences

Cambridge College's Interdisciplinary Studies degree offers:

  • A broad range of study: Design a program of study to fit your needs. As an interdisciplinary studies major at Cambridge College, you’ll get to choose from a wide range of open electives.
  • Undergraduate research: The degree in interdisciplinary studies includes a capstone research project that gives you the opportunity to explore a topic of interest and create an original piece of research that contributes to the field.
  • Flexible, hybrid course options: Designed for adult learners, Cambridge College offers flexible course schedules to help you balance work, family and education. Choose either the 100% online (asynchronous) option or the hybrid option where courses are taught in a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) sessions.
  • Convenient location: Our Boston campus is close to public transportation and offers free parking for students.
  • Exceptional value: Our low tuition rates make Cambridge College one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States.
  • Experienced faculty: At Cambridge College, you’ll learn from the best, working alongside expert faculty who have extensive professional experience in their respective fields of study from across the U.S. and around the world.
  • Diverse students: Gain various perspectives collaborating with students from all over the world at one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.
  • No SAT or ACT tests required: Get started on your interdisciplinary studies degree quickly and efficiently. We offer an easy online application and do not require SAT or ACTs for admission to our undergraduate programs.

Talk to an admissions counselor to start planning a program of study that works for you.

Fast-Track to a Master’s Degree

Cambridge College encourages students to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Fast-Track program. Undergraduate students may apply to the Fast-Track program if they have 90 credits and a GPA of 3.0. Accepted students may apply up to 12 graduate credits earned in the Fast-Track program towards the requirement for both degrees. Please discuss your academic plans with your advisor early in your degree.

Online and Hybrid Options

Learn the way you most prefer. We offer an asynchronous, fully online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies program which gives you lots of flexibility. You can complete your interactive lessons and coursework on our award-winning platform whenever it best fits your schedule each week.

Courses are eight weeks long and there are six sessions per year. Take classes at your own pace on a part-time basis or choose full-time and complete your bachelor's in 3 years and 4 months. You'll have plenty of flexibility in your coursework, too, with the ability to choose from a wide variety of electives.

A hybrid option is also available. You'll have a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes. On-campus classes are held at our modern Boston campus in the late afternoon, evening or weekends so they fit around your work schedule.

Interdisciplinary Studies Tuition Information

Location
Cost Per Credit
Credits*
Total Program Tuition
Boston
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240
Online
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

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

"I have been able to reach all of my educational goals as a full-time student, with schedule flexibility, while maintaining a full-time career and supporting my family. I do not believe I could achieve all that I have in this time frame at another, less accommodating institution."

Domenic D’Orsi
BA in Multidisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies Concentrations

Focus your degree in an area that interests you. The hybrid program offers a wide range of specialization options.

Not all concentrations are available on all campuses. The fully online interdisciplinary studies degree does not offer concentrations. Talk to an admissions counselor to learn more about your options.

  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.

Jobs for Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

Employers are looking for creative problem solvers and strong communicators – people who can embrace change and lead with ethics and integrity.

Earning an interdisciplinary studies degree prepares you for these needs and shows employers that you can approach situations from a variety of viewpoints. In many ways, it’s an ideal degree for today’s ever-changing work environment.

Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers, often working in

  • Schools
  • Community organizations and services
  • Government agencies
  • Businesses

Many continue on to graduate study in fields ranging from education to law to business management.

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