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BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Overview

A Customizable Online Degree Program

Personalize your degree with three concentrations of your choice and prepare for a range of career options or graduate study.

Personalize your degree with three concentrations of your choice and prepare for a range of career options or graduate study.

At a Glance

$450

per credit hour

120

credit hours

24–48

months to complete

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Pursue Your Unique Interests

Focus on three areas of study instead of just one with the online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program from Lindenwood University. Through this program, you can pursue your unique interests to meet your professional goals.

Develop skills in different topics to demonstrate unique value to potential employers and graduate schools. Our online interdisciplinary studies degree program prepares you to make a diversified contribution to the workplace with a unique educational background.

Additionally, you will be able to learn from expert instructors who have real-world experience in their respective fields. Your professors may include established authors and award-winning faculty.

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

Transfer Your Credits

A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our broad interdisciplinary studies degree program includes a total of 120 credit hours. You will gain a well-rounded education through 84 credit hours of general education requirements and general electives.

In addition, you will choose three 9-credit concentration areas from any programs. A 3-credit research course is required, along with 6 credit hours of higher-level interdisciplinary studies courses.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online interdisciplinary studies degree program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online interdisciplinary studies degree program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

Ways to Save

Program Outcomes

  • Effectively identify and evaluate the methods and theories related to an emphasis
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving, decision-making, and project management skills
  • Exhibit critical thinking skills and the ability to reflect about various topics

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your online interdisciplinary studies degree include:

  • Loan officer: $63,040
  • Market research analyst: $63,120
  • Training and development specialist: $60,870

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Yes. We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system. Your transfer credits must meet minimum GPA requirements and be applicable to this program’s curriculum and general education coursework.

A degree in interdisciplinary studies can be a good choice for those who are seeking skills in numerous areas. Majoring in interdisciplinary studies can be a creative option. The program is also ideal if you are returning to school or want to earn a bachelor’s degree to advance in your career.

Interdisciplinary studies essentially allow you to create your own degree program, so that you can focus on the topics that interest you the most. This permits you to develop unique skills across several areas to improve your marketability to potential employers and for graduate programs.

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