Design a Degree as Unique as Yourself with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
The famous American author and illustrator James A. Owen once said, “We are all, each and every one, unique in the Universe. And that uniqueness is what makes us valuable.”
You are unique and deserve a degree that reflects your individualism. With a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, you can design a degree to meet your personal or professional passions by choosing two or three areas of study.
Through our interdisciplinary studies degree, you can study multiple disciplines while learning how to effectively communicate your ideas, so that you can thrive in today’s changing work environments. By choosing more than one discipline, you can adapt to many different career opportunities or combine complementary skills that will help you succeed in the workplace. A degree that is versatile and adapts to the changing workforce will be invaluable in your search for success.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies?
Our interdisciplinary studies bachelor’s degree allows you to maximize any prior college credit, military training, or on-the-job training you might have and turn it into credit towards degree completion. You have the possibility of earning your degree quicker and in a more affordable manner. To represent the variety of courses integrated into this program, we named our degree “interdisciplinary studies” as opposed to “general studies,” which you might see at other universities.
Throughout this degree program, we help you define your goals and shape your degree to best suit your professional needs. Depending on what you are studying, there are opportunities for internships and professional development that help prepare you for success in the job market. Additionally, our professors provide you with training and instruction from the years of experience they possess in their field. If you are looking for more chances for fellowship or to participate in events and competitions, there are many student organizations you can join. You can hone your skills and make important connections with peers, professors, and even local businesses.
You can be confident that your courses are taught from a Christian worldview, as we place a specific focus on giving you the spiritual support you need throughout your time with us. From time spent with the spiritual leaders in your hall, to attendance at Convocation, there are many opportunities to receive spiritual guidance and reinforce your spiritual development. Make friendships that will last a lifetime with students from over 50 states and 70 different countries. Your Liberty experience does not end when you graduate. The connections and spiritual growth you gain will always be an integral part of your life.
What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?
We designed our interdisciplinary studies degree program to provide opportunities for you to increase your job marketability by expanding your foundational knowledge in a variety of areas. Regardless of which areas of study you choose, you will receive training in some basic disciplines like career planning, professional development, communication skills, writing, and public speaking. Your degree completion plan will vary based on what your goals and passions are.
By choosing our Bachelor of Arts track, you will have a foreign language course requirement. This added language elective can help prepare you for graduate degree programs, as some universities require you to have a foreign language reading ability for admission to their programs. Having a foreign language ability will also be helpful if you wish to pursue careers in an international context.
INDS 200 – Career Planning and Professional Development
- Designed to promote and strengthen early awareness of the career development process.
- While topics are personalized, competencies include assessing, identifying, and evaluating personal values and personality strengths for career application; conducting specific job research, and solidifying career plans using critical thinking and logic.
- Students will also develop proficiency in networking and job search techniques, resume building, and effective interviewing skills for a relevant field of interest.
INDS 400 – Knowledge Synthesis for Professional Development
- Designed to assess student mastery of content knowledge for the interdisciplinary studies degree programs, this capstone course requires students to produce a carefully organized summation and synthesis of accomplishments, learning, and goals related to their undergraduate degree program at Liberty University.
- Throughout this process, students will discover a greater understanding of transferable skills and qualifications and how these relate to career opportunities and/or graduate school respectively.
INDS 499 – Integration of Faith, Learning, and Disciplines
- Provides hands-on educational experience for students through meeting specific learning objectives that can apply to an area of study or free electives within their INDS degree program.
- By putting to practice the synthesis of a student’s areas of study, the student will enhance awareness of the responsibilities and skills needed for professional employment.
Highlights of Our Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Degree Program
By choosing two or three areas of study, you can customize your degree to serve your unique passions and goals. With over 20 areas of study, we are confident you will find the right combination:
- Aviation Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences
- Communication Studies
- Computational Sciences
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Fine Arts
- Health Sciences
- Language Studies
- Military Science
- Natural Sciences
- Paralegal Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Sport Studies
- Technical Studies
For each area of study, you can choose a general area of study or a specialized one. General areas of study have a list of courses from which you can choose. Specialized areas of study have specific classes you are required to take. Turn your previous college credit, military training, or other non-traditional sources into credit towards the completion of this degree.
Our Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is conveniently located in DeMoss Hall where residential students can easily meet with faculty advisors and address any concerns or questions they have.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Information
- 120 total credit hours
- Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
- This program falls under the College of Arts and Sciences
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan
- Review our course catalog
Career Opportunities for Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies
- Prepare for military leadership by combining Military History, Project Management, and Government.
- Work as a logistician by combining Computational Sciences and Business.
- Work as a telemedical technician by combining Business and Computational Sciences.
- Teach English as a second language by combining Education and Social Services.
- Work in parks and recreation by combining Natural Science, Government, and Communications.
- Work as a business translator by combining Business and Language.
- Work as a medical illustrator by combining Natural Science and Fine Arts.
Check out our suggested career paths for more inspiration.
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.