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Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Degrees

At Liberty University, our Interdisciplinary Degrees give you the opportunity to combine 2 or 3 unique areas of study to customize your major with multiple disciplines. Each Area of Study must contain at least 15 credit hours.

This information applies to students on 2018 DCPs. All students on 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017 DCPs should consult with their academic evaluator for more accurate listings for their year.

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Aviation Sciences

General Area of Study

When you select a General Area of Study as one of your Areas of Study, you can choose any courses with the following prefixes (course abbreviations) to fill that Area of Study. 

  • Aeronautics (AVIA) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Aerospace (AVIA) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Air Safety (AVIA) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Aircraft Maintenance (AVMT) – on-campus delivery

Behavioral Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Christian Counseling (CCOU) – online delivery
  • Crisis Counseling (CRIS) – online delivery
  • Family Advocacy (DBFA) – online delivery
  • Life Coaching (LIFC) – online delivery
  • Marriage and Family Studies (DBMF) – online delivery
  • Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development (DBPC) – online delivery
  • Psychology (PSYC) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Social Work (SOWK) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Human Services (HSER) – on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Christian Counseling – online delivery
    • 15-18 credit hours
    • CCOU: 201 and 202 
    • Pick 3 from: CCOU 301, CCOU 302, CCOU 304, or CCOU 305
  • Crisis Counseling – online delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • CCOU: 201 and 202
    • Pick 3 from: CRIS 302, CRIS 303, CRIS 304, CRIS 305, or CRIS 306
  • Life Coaching – online delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • LIFC: 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304
  • Psychology – online and on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • PSYC: 101 OR 210, 255, 9 hours of PSYC electives

Business

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Accounting (ACCT) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Business (BUSI) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Economics (ECON) – online and on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Accounting – online and on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • ACCT: 211, 212 301, 311, 401
    • BUSI: 301
  • Business Leadership – on-campus delivery
    • 24 credit hours
    • BUSI: 310, 313, 335, 340, 342, 345, 427, 455
  • Entrepreneurship – online and on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI: 423, 424, 425, 435, and 3-hour BUSI elective
  • Financial Planning – online and on-campus delivery
    • 24 credit hours
    • ACCT: 211, 212, 401
    • BUSI: 320, 352, 354, 420, 421
  • Health Care Management
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI: 302, 311, 344, 418, 428
  • Project Management – online and on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • BUSI: 313, 414, 415, 416, and 3-hour BUSI elective

Communication Studies

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Speech (SPCM) – transfer only
  • Mass (JOUR) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Interpersonal (STCO) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Media (DIGI) – on-campus delivery
  • Public Relations (SCOM) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Linguistics (LING) – on-campus delivery
  • Social Media
  • Writing (WRIT)

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed.

  • Strategic Communication – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • STCO: 307, 346, 357, 367, 372
  • Journalism – on-campus delivery
    • 30 credit hours
    • JOUR 220, 354, 360, 485, 356, 358, 370, 373, 374, 375
  • Linguistics – on-campus delivery
    • 24 credit hours
    • LING: 300, 301, 305, 451, 452, 453, 495
    • TESL: 403

Computational Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Business Management Information Systems (BMIS) – on-campus delivery

  • Computer Science (CSCI – on-campus delivery, CSIS – online delivery)
  • Engineering (ENGE, ENGC, ENGI, ENGR, ENGS) – on-campus delivery
  • Informatics (INFO) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Information Technology (INFT) – on-campus delivery
  • Algebra (MATH) – on-campus delivery
  • Calculus (MATH) – on-campus delivery
  • Finite (MATH) – on-campus delivery
  • Discrete (MATH) – on-campus delivery
  • Geometry (MATH) – on-campus delivery
  • Trigonometry (MATH) – on-campus delivery

Exclusions: INFT 101, INFT 110, any MATH <115 may not be used in the Computational Area of Study.

Education

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Education (EDUC) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Special Education (EDSP)* – online and on-campus delivery
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) – on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Special Education – online delivery
    • 15-27 credit hours
    • EDSP: 360, 367, 370, 377, 410, 429 and EDUC: 307; or
    • EDSP: 323, 325, 363, 365, 413, 415, 473, 475 and PSYC: 345
  • Teaching English as a Second Language – on-campus delivery
    • 24 credit hours
    • LING: 301, 453
    • MLAN: 301
    • TESL: 333, 373, 403, 405, 499

*Note: No prior experience or training is needed for the general education or special education area of study. It does not lead to teacher licensure nor certification but is an excellent stepping stone toward earning a graduate degree in Education. A background check is required for these areas of study.

Family and Consumer Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Culinary Arts (FACS) – on-campus delivery
  • Family Studies (FACS) – on-campus delivery
  • Interior Design (FACS) – on-campus delivery
  • Fashion Design (FACS) – on-campus delivery

Fine Arts

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Cinematic Arts (CINE)- online and on-campus delivery
  • Theatre (THEA) – on-campus delivery
  • Visual Communication Arts (DIGI) – on-campus delivery
  • Studio & Digital Arts (ARTS) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Digital Media (DIGI) – on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Documentary Film – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • CINE: 301, 302, 304, 305, 355
  • Graphic Design – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • ARTS: 113 OR 114, 222, 332, 342, 352, 371
  • Photography – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • ARTS: 301, 342, 361, 369, 113 OR 114
  • Studio Arts – on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • ARTS: 113 or 114
    • 6 credits of ARTS electives
    • Choose a group from the following:
      • ARTS: 211 and 311
      • ARTS: 321 and 420
      • ARTS: 330 and 430
      • ARTS: 361 and 461
  • Theatre Arts – on-campus delivery
    • 17 credit hours
    • THEA: 201, 202, 211 or 212, 231, 241, 300 (any 2), and 301

Government

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Criminal Justice (CJUS) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Government (GOVT) – online and on-campus delivery
     

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Homeland Security – online and on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • CJUS: 380, 381, 382, 383
    • GOVT: 480, 481
  • Strategic Intelligence – online and on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • GOVT: 380, 381, 480, 481, 483, 484

Health Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Athletic Training (ATTR) – on-campus delivery
  • Exercise Science (EXSC) – on-campus delivery
  • Health Promotion (HPHY) – transfer only
  • Health Sciences (HLTH) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Health Education (PHED) – transfer only
  • Kinesiology (KINE) – on-campus delivery
  • Nursing (NURS) – online and on-campus delivery

*Exclusions: ATHL prefix may not be used in the Health Sciences Area of Study.

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed.

  • Kinesiology – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • EXSC: 302
    • KINE: 101, 208, 209, and 225, 3 credits of KINE 300-400, and 2 credits from KINE 210-215
    • SMGT: 300

Language Studies

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Chinese (CHIN, CSMA) – on-campus delivery
  • German (GRMN) – on-campus delivery
  • Conversational German (CGRM) – online delivery
  • American Sign Language (ASLI) – on-campus delivery
  • French (FREN) – on-campus delivery
  • Greek (GREK) – on-campus delivery
  • Hebrew (HBRW) – on-campus delivery
  • Spanish (SPAN) – on-campus delivery
  • Conversational Spanish (CSPA) – online and on-campus delivery
  • English (ENGL) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Russian (RUSS) – on-campus delivery
  • Modern Languages (MLAN) – on-campus delivery
  • Languages (LANG) – on-campus delivery 

*Exclusions: ENGL 100, ELIO, and ESOL may not be used in the Language Studies Area of Study.

Military Science

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Military Science (MISC, MILT) – on-campus delivery

Music

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Commercial Music (MUSC) – on-campus delivery
  • Instrumental Music (MUSC) – on-campus delivery
  • Music (MUSC) – on-campus delivery
  • Performance (MUSC) – on-campus delivery
  • Worship Studies (WRSP) – online and on-campus delivery

Natural Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Biology (BIOL – online and residential, BCHM – on-campus delivery)
  • Natural Science (NASC) – on-campus delivery
  • Environmental Science (ENVR) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Physical Science (PHSC) – online and on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Biomedical Science – on-campus delivery
    • 17 credit hours
    • BIOL: 224, 225
    • BIOL 313 or 213+214
    • BIOL 385 or 215+216
    • Pick one – BIOL: 301, 303, 305, 330
    • BCHM 450 or 451

Paralegal Studies

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Paralegal Studies (PLST) – online delivery

Physical Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Chemistry (CHEM) – online delivery
  • Physics (PHYS) – on-campus delivery

Religion

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Apologetics (APOL) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Biblical Studies (BIBL) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (COAL) – on-campus delivery
  • Church History (CHHI) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Church Ministry (CHMN) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Evangelism (EVAN) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Pastoral Leadership (PLED) – on-campus delivery
  • Christian Leadership (CLED) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Religious Studies (RLGN) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Theology (THEO) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Women’s Leadership (WLED, WMIN) – on-campus delivery
  • Youth Ministry (YOUT) – online and on-campus delivery
     

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • CHMN: 201
    • COAL: 210, 220, 310, 370
  • Church Ministries – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • CHMN: 201
    • YOUT: 201
    • PLED: 450
    • Choose two courses in: CHLD, CHMN, PLED, YOUT, WLED
  • Expositional Preaching – on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • BIBL: 350, 370, 480
    • PLED: 421, 422, 446
  • Pastoral Leadership – on-campus delivery
    • 15 credit hours
    • CHMN: 201
    • PLED: 201, 301, 302, 350

Social Sciences

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Anthropology (ANTH) – transfer only
  • Ethics (ETHC) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Geography (GEOG) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Global Studies (GLST) – online and on-campus delivery
  • History (HIST, HIWD, HIUS, HIEU) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Philosophy (PHIL) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Sociology (SOCI) – online and on-campus delivery
     

*Exclusions: HIST 101 may not be used in the Social Sciences Area of Study

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Global Studies (15 hours) – on-campus delivery
    • GLST: 200, 220, 290, 385
      • Choose one course in: GLST, BIBL, CHHI, CHMN, EVAN, THEO
    • SMGT: 321
  • Global Studies (24 hours) * – on-campus delivery
    • GLST: 200, 290, 350, 385, 490, 499
      • Choose Two – GLST: 387, 388, 389
         

*GLST 24 hour option can only be used with TESL or LING Specialized Areas of Study.

Sports Management

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Sport Management (SMGT) – online and on-campus delivery
  • Kinesiology (KINE) – on-campus delivery

Specialized Areas of Study

Choose a specialized Area of Study, and fill in your degree completion plan with the specific courses listed. 

  • Coaching (15 hours) – on-campus delivery
    • SMGT: 300, 314, 317, 400, and 401
  • Sport Outreach – online and on-campus delivery
    • 18 credit hours
    • SMGT: 312, 315, 317, 321, 401, 402

Technical Studies

General Area of Study

Select a General Area of Study below by choosing any courses with the associated prefix (course abbreviation) to fill your degree completion plan.

  • Carpentry (CARP) – on-campus delivery
  • Craftsmanship (CRFT) – on-campus delivery
  • Electrical (ELTC) – on-campus delivery
  • HVAC (HVAC) – on-campus delivery
  • Masonry (MASN) – on-campus delivery
  • Plumbing (PLMB) – on-campus delivery
  • Welding (WELD) – on-campus delivery