A,A, Interdisciplinary Studies Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Pursue a Program as Unique as Your Interests with Liberty’s Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

You want to pursue a degree that you are passionate about, but with so many interests, it can be hard to pick just one degree to fit them all. You also may have a lot of transfer credit and need a fast way to earn a degree online. At Liberty, we have a degree that may be perfect for you a degree that provides a well-rounded foundation for almost any career or job opportunity.

The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the associate degree in general studies)* is customizable, allowing you to tailor your degree to areas that interest you most. Students who graduate with an associate degree in interdisciplinary studies can increase their opportunities to pursue a wide variety of careers, as their training is based on multiple areas of study.

*We changed the name of this degree from the associate degree in general studies to the A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies to better represent the variety of courses integrated into this online degree program. 

Why Choose Our Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies?

When you begin the associate degree in interdisciplinary studies, you will have the ability to choose the areas of study you believe will best impact your career and further your skill set. This can be done solely through Liberty, or by utilizing transfer credit from outside colleges, military training, or relevant life experience. If you have a lot of previous credit or experience, this interdisciplinary studies program could be the fastest way to earn your associate degree online.

Your passions are important to us at Liberty. That’s why we’ve designed a degree that allows you to handpick courses that interest you, while also providing you with important training in university-level writing, speaking, reading, and computer literacy.

What Will You Learn in Liberty’s A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree?

Liberty University’s 100% online Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to increase your job marketability by offering a broad range of courses designed to provide foundational knowledge in a variety of areas. In the associate degree in interdisciplinary studies online program, you will study:

  • Career planning
  • Professional development
  • Communications
  • Composition and rhetoric
    Degree Information
    Military Benefits
    Admission Requirements

    Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Information

    Liberty’s interdisciplinary studies degree is an industry leader in online programs taught by professionals with real-world experience in various settings. Our interdisciplinary degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a college campus.

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    Military Benefits

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

    As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
    • Potential college credit for military training

    Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree from Liberty University

    • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
    • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 years  ̶  and counting.

    • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

    • This program allows you to use both inter-college and interdepartmental combinations of courses to provide a broad foundation of educational experience.
    • Utilize a maximum amount of transfer credit so you can earn an online degree faster!
    • Our associate degree in interdisciplinary studies is in the top 10 of AffordableColleges.com’s list of “Most Affordable Online Associate Degrees in General Studies.”
    • You can complete an interdisciplinary studies degree in less than 2 years.

    Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts
    • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
    • A High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English proficiency

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.