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Interdisciplinary Studies

Application Deadline

July 1, 2014

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies lets you design your own course of study based on your academic interests, work experience, educational background and career goals. This flexible program opens up a world of possibilities for exploring new fields, industries and technologies.

You’ll choose two academic areas offered by St. Edward’s to develop your degree. For example, you might pick psychology and art, which could lead to an art therapy degree. Or, you could combine organizational communication and computer science to achieve a degree in technical communication.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


In the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, you’ll discover the importance of critical and creative thinking — and how to transfer that knowledge into tangible career paths. Students who choose this program are excited about delving more deeply into their favorite subjects and working with faculty to design a program that expands the depth and breadth of their knowledge and skills.

Graduates of this program enjoy far-reaching career potential limited only by their imagination. Jobs might range from a communications manager specializing in social media and nonprofits, to a computer science expert who creates educational games, to a professional dancer who works in arts administration.

Course Preview:

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies majors choose areas of study in collaboration with faculty to develop a program of study.

Students who choose the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies complete a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division coursework in the area of their choosing. Students must complete at least half of the hours in their major from St. Edward’s University.

All New College programs require general education and mission courses designed to refresh and expand your knowledge and skills in research methods, critical thinking and writing, and oral presentation, among others.

As part of the application process, students are required to describe the interdisciplinary nature of their degrees.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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